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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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coolant in a rancher

I have a 2007 Honda rancher 420, it needs a little coolant to top it off. Is there a particular coolant I should use?
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Personally I would use the honda coolant.

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Whatever color is in it already. I'm assuming it's just the basic green stuff

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Personally I would use the honda coolant.
agreed 100% dont user automotive coolant.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 12:40 PM
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Use what is recommended, or equivalent there of, in your owners manual, personally I use a safe for all applications anti freeze from advance as long as it is aluminum block safe I do not see how it could make a lot of difference.
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If you go with the Honda coolant..Well you can't go wrong there.

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You need to use a silicate free coolant in all Honda atvs,motorcycles...Pretty much every box auto parts store carries the stuff,look for silicate free on the back of the label..Honda motorcycle/atv coolant will work if you are willing to pay about twice the going rate over Prestone extended life,Peak silicate free,or the blue Honda auto coolant which are all safe to use in your atv...

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I've been running preston 50/50 for bout 2 and a half yrs no problem

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As others have said, use the silicate-free coolant, otherwise you will destroy your water pump in short order. Don't ask me why the other stuff works in cars but not in ATVs or motorcycles. BTW, even at the price Honda anti-freeze is a lot cheaper than replacing a water pump.

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And something no one mentions. ... your are supposed to use distilled water. ...

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