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The manual quotes a spec I have never seen for coolant and I wznt to flush and change mine. I have this on hand….would it cause harm?

One more thing, do people replace the water pump cover and bleed screw O-rings each time or just inspect and reuse if they appear to be ok? I would really like to get thus done today, and the brakes bled.

Thanks!
coolant
coolant
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Can't comment on the coolant specifically, but as for the mechanics of the change, it's also possible just to undo the clamps and drain it that way without removing the cover. I'll get fancy and suck out extra coolant with a turkey baster or syringe.....
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^^^^
This - just undo the bottom hose.
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Thanks, I will do that.

I gound a coolant thread, my local Autozone carrys Peak Global coolant, should be safe.
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ModsnSods wrote:
Thanks, I will do that.

I gound a coolant thread, my local Autozone carrys Peak Global coolant, should be safe.
Good to go!

Just be careful with that bleeder valve on top!
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Probably you found this specification?

ASTM D 3306 - ASTM D 4656 - ASTM D 4985 - CUNA NC 956-16

That is the spec I find in the user's manual of my BV300ie, which has basically the same Quasar Piaggio engine as in your GTV 250ie.

ASTM refers to American Standards (American Society for Testing and Materials)
CUNA refers to Italian Standards (Commissione tecnica di UNificazione nell'Autoveicolo)

On the cannister you have there is indicated: "meets ASTM Specs: ASTM D3306".
So the coolant should do fine.
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Cannot tell if manual coolant recommendation demand meeting ALL the following specs or ANY if them….but looking up the 3306 spec it only refers anti freeze temps if I read it correctly.

Saved the Honda cooolant for my Honda ATV
and picked up the Peak Global.
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