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Does anyone know which brand of antifreeze to use which is safe for the V?

The Manual says Permanent type of antifreeze? what does that mean??
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Green. Sorry I had to. Realy almost any anti-freeze wil do, just make sure you mix in some water with it.

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I heard that some additives in car coolants can block the radiator pump or something?? Anyone know anything about this??
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There is no permanent type coolant... Kawasaki means long-life (4-5 year) coolant, and the recommended replacement interval is 3 years/36000 kms (24000 miles). Mix 50/50 with distilled, demineralized or deionized water with bittering agent. Total capacity is 1.2 litre.

http://www.prestone.com/enlarged/ind...freeze/Coolant
http://www.nulon.com.au/products/Lon...rated_Coolant/

There can be some problems when mixing different types of coolants that have incompatible additives...
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Whatever you use, make sure it is rated for aluminum block and radiator.

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