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Thanks and next questions
Written by lcshepp on 6/10/2010 at 04:46 am

Hi Karen,

I spotted something in the things you were saying:

> Oh, and I've read of some people who don't ride their PCs in the
> summer heat. Why? We've had record 108-110 degrees and I'm still
> riding! The only thing I'm a mite concerned about is when in city
> (such as Roswell is "city") traffic, the heat gauge goes up ALMOST to
> the red line. (Not quite, it doesn't tough it, but comes close.)
>
> The fan does come on and when I get going fast or stop, it comes right
> down.
Sounds to me like you need to change the antifreeze. It's supposed to
be done every 2 years or 24,000 miles. I'm betting yours is overdue and
that, once changed, your temperature gauge won't go up that far even in
that much heat. In 120 degree temps (Needles, CA - I have a friend I
visit there occasionally), mine doesn't go past the 3/4 point unless I'm
due to change the antifreeze.

Oh, and be sure the antifreeze is silicate-free. I use the Honda
automotive premix stuff. Fits the bill and works like a champ.

My two cents...

Leland

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Placerville, California, USA

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