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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 2019, 12:58 pm Thread Starter
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Been draining my K1300S for measuring the valve clearances.
But, any recomodations on witch coolant to put in?
Manuak says "normal comercial", so i guess its not that crucial, but if it is, please let me know.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 8th, 2019, 4:49 pm
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It is critical, use the wrong stuff and it will without question corrode your engine.

OEM stuff is BASF G48. Bmw doesent give specs on coolant.
But Bmw GS94000 is the specification for all bmw motorrad engines.

It need's to be free NAP-free.

I use this one as it meets specifications
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Also Napa Pentofrost NF is a direct replacement for the BMW coolant. I have used Honda premix in the past but stick with the Pentofrost NF now if you do not use BMW coolant. Don't cheat on the vacuum method of refilling. It will overheat.

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Also Napa Pentofrost NF is a direct replacement for the BMW coolant.... Don't cheat on the vacuum method of refilling. It will overheat.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2019, 4:21 am
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Glysantine basf g48 or eurolub d48 are easy to get in sweden and norway, pentofrost is not.
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I thought it would be quite easy given that itís a German company 😳

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I thought it would be quite easy given that itís a German company 😳
Actually, no, i went 2 3 different retailers and no one even heard of pentofrost. They searched and found no supplier, best bet is it goes under a different brandname in sweden at least.

Not wanting to give too much time searching around i i stead put that time to find what approvals bmw demands for bikes and then a list of coolants the endorse, eurolub d48 was one and it also was cheap and easy to find. Think it was like $35-40 for 5L of the concentrate incl shipping.
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Hey Matthias. I think pentosin is sold through Fuchs in Sweden
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Thanks for answers, witch pointed me in the direction of getting nitritfree coolant. Actualy i found the green nitritfree at my nearest gas station.
Yes, i will be using the vacuum metod.

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