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Hey all I'm finally getting ready to get my GTS 300 road worthy again. My only question that I have is will one bottle of this coolant be enough to fill to required level?
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I believe the capacity is 2 liters and you have 64 ounces there, so It should be enough to fill it up. I would suggest flushing the system with water distilled or garden hose( depends on where ya live) and then add your coolant and then make sure to remove the air out of the system. There is a Robot video on a coolant flush on the internets for sure.
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please if your flushing the coolant to capture it all in a container and then take it to a proper site so they can recycle it. coolant is worse in the ground than oil and can be deadly to animals.
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please if your flushing the coolant to capture it all in a container and then take it to a proper site so they can recycle it. coolant is worse in the ground than oil and can be deadly to animals.
According to Wikipedia, as of 2012, all ethylene glycol sold in antifreeze products in the US (and some places elsewhere) has a bitter additive to make it unpalatable to mammals. That toxicity is pretty much the only environmental downside, unlike oil.

So I dispute that it's worse in the ground than oil, which kills many other organisms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene_glycol#Toxicity
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One bottle was enough but I bought a second one because I had the OE pink coolant in the machine beforehand and found out coolant brands shouldn't be mixed, so bought a second jug and flushed a 2nd time new green coolant with new green coolant a few days and about 50 miles later.

Not sure if the OE pink and Maxima green play nicely together but I didn't want to risk it as there is no way I got out all the old OE pink coolant out.

Could have flushed with distilled water and did the job once but then wouldn't there be water left in the system and ultimately not be 50/50 coolant/water blend?
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Could have flushed with distilled water and did the job once but then wouldn't there be water left in the system and ultimately not be 50/50 coolant/water blend?
I don't really know how much residual liquid is still present after a flush (someone has to have measured) but I don't think it's enough to throw off the ratio much, and on a practical basis, is there anything sacred about an exact ratio anyway?
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I don't really know how much residual liquid is still present after a flush (someone has to have measured) but I don't think it's enough to throw off the ratio much, and on a practical basis, is there anything sacred about an exact ratio anyway?
Only if you are contemplating leaving the scoot in temperatures nearing -40 degrees (F or C).
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Only if you are contemplating leaving the scoot in temperatures nearing -40 degrees (F or C).
So, basically Bob Copelands 'hood.

Love that magical convergence of Centigrade and Fahrenheit. That's math I can handle.
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So, basically Bob Copelands 'hood.

Love that magical convergence of Centigrade and Fahrenheit. That's math I can handle.
28C and 82F is another good yardstick. The pleasant summer temperatures.
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