FAQ

Engine Ice is a propylene glycol-based antifreeze and coolant. It provides boil-over protection to 254F and freeze protection to -7F. Engine Ice uses propylene glycol as the base because of its performance and environmental benefits. It is considerably less toxic than ethylene glycol found in many other antifreeze/coolants in the powersports field. The propylene glycol base, combined with additive packages that offer corrosion and wear protection, along with reverse osmosis water exceeding ASTM D3306 standards, produces a superior final product.

Engine Ice is proudly made in the United States from our manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio. As the largest privately-held manufacturer of coolant and antifreeze in the United States, we have extensive technical resources to guide the Engine Ice brand through improved technologies and formulas for powersports and motorsports applications. Unlike many other coolants in the powersports field, we control all aspects of the product's life. Controlling the entire process from start to finish is something other coolant brands in the powersports industry cannot do. Our engineers make decisions on raw materials, blending techniques, filling lines, and final packing. Complete control from start to finish provides the best end product to the Engine Ice user.

Engine Ice is available all around the world from a variety of powersports and motorsports distributors and dealers. Check out the Where to Buy page to find Engine Ice near you.  

Suppose you have lost coolant and are in an emergency. In that case, we recommend you add only water, distilled water preferably, and once you get the chance, make any necessary repairs, flush the system and replace it with Engine Ice for optimum results and protection.

Those numbers help us with quality control. They indicate the batch code as well as the date and time stamp of production. Our manufacturing facility keeps retained samples from each batch in their R&D lab for future testing purposes.

If your code has 12 digits in the following pattern 4-4-4, then the first four numbers signify the batch code, the second four numbers are the manufacturing date, and the final four is the time. For example, 7208 ... 7 = 2017…208 = the 208th day of the year, or July 27, 2017.

If your code has 14 digits in the following pattern 5-4-5, then the first five numbers signify the batch code, the middle four is the military time stamp, and the last five are the manufacturing date. For example, the date - 20208... 20 = 2020...208 = the 208th day of the year or July 27, 2020.

You can use Engine Ice in a multitude of applications. Engine Ice meets or exceeds all relevant ASTM and SAE standards and requirements and can be used in virtually any vehicle that has a radiator.

All forms of powersports vehicles will benefit from using Engine Ice in their cooling system. On and off-road motorcycles, Side by Sides, UTVs, ATVs, snowmobiles, Adventure Bikes, and Cruisers will all see performance advantages using Engine Ice.

Engine Ice also performs exceptionally well in automotive applications. Both on and off-road, in all forms of automotive racing, including street and dirt. It also works extremely well in high-stress environments like desert competition.

It would be best to change the coolant at least once each season or multiple times per season for high-performance results. Fresh fluid is the best fluid in any powersports application, so proper maintenance of the coolant system is essential for maximum performance and peace of mind. This recommendation is based upon the high-performance characteristics of Engine Ice and is accurate for all types of vehicles.

In a service department scenario, the recommended action is to flush and change simultaneously with an oil change. This method serves two purposes. Since the technician is already disassembling the machine for an oil change, there is not much additional time associated with the coolant change and flush. It allows the end-user to use the oil change timing to remember also to change their coolant.

Maintenance is less expensive than repair. By correctly maintaining your vehicle’s coolant system with the right product in the proper timeline, you’ll be able to have peace of mind that your machine will perform at its optimum level whenever necessary. Engines are developed to run optimally within a specific temp range.  Your cooling system is the mechanism to maintain that optimal temperature allowing all the engine components to maintain a long life.  Properly maintained systems last longer and lead to fewer breakdowns.

In short, yes, it is highly recommended that anytime you change your coolant, you should flush the system. Water corrodes your system from the inside. Harmful impurities and contaminants can cause scaling and other forms of corrosion within the walls of the hoses, radiator, and water pump. Over time coolant can become contaminated, and additives can wear out. Flushing the system as directed is the best way to ensure your new coolant performs at its best and provides dependable results for best results, flush with Engine Ice Flush Treatment or an equivalent product.

Corrosion often produces sludge, which, if left in the system, builds up and can cause rusting and ultimately leaks in the system.

Scaling is a deposit formed on the inside of surfaces when the water is heated, and impurities precipitate or settle out. These deposits can build up and interfere with heat transfer or, in extreme cases, cause system and engine failure.

Yes, Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant is an antifreeze offering freeze protection to -7ºF (7 degrees below zero Fahrenheit) or -22ºC (22 degrees below zero Celsius).

If you were using straight water at 32F, the water would freeze like ice cubes in your freezer. Since ice expands, you could develop cracks and splits in the metal and hoses. If you live in an area that encounters freezing temperatures, you could be aware of pipes splitting inside your home. This scenario would reveal itself in the vehicle with just water. The freezing point changes by adding antifreeze and coolant to the water, and it no longer will freeze to solid ice. Only the water content will freeze, making the solution slushie like ensuring that your engine would be protected below the stated freeze point.

Waterless coolants are very simple; they contain no water. They are glycol-based with additives to meet specific requirements. The claim is that corrosion does not occur as rapidly without water, and without water vapor, the system is under less pressure. However, waterless coolants run at a significantly higher temperature, and while it will not “boil-over,” it will overheat an engine and could lead to significant damage. Additionally, should you lose some coolant in your system, you cannot add water to make up the difference. The idea of a waterless coolant has no practical benefits; it’s just a marketing ploy.

Boil over is a small aspect of cooling. High heat in the engine's components can lead to significant engine damage and seizure of metal parts. When a coolant claims not to boil-over, they signify that the water vapors do not escape the system. While it's true, you won't lose coolant; your engine components will get to temperatures that they are not designed for and could ultimately lead to engine failure. The escaping steam in a boil-over scenario can be viewed as a warning sign that your vehicle will begin seeing catastrophic damage if you do not take corrective actions. The best balance is having enough cooling technology, so your engine never gets too hot.

Coolant additives are added to plain water; they are not developed to be added to existing coolant. These additives act as a wetting agent to reduce water's surface tension so it will conduct heat more efficiently. The additives may also contain corrosion inhibitors and lubricants for the water pump. They are generally recommended to be changed frequently and offer no freeze protection.

Generally, it is not recommended to mix coolants. With different types of glycol, water, and additive technologies, the chance of cross-contamination or an adverse reaction in the solution is very high. It is always best to top off with the same coolant in the machine or add a little distilled or reverse osmosis water to maintain the proper level. When you are unsure, the best action is to drain and flush the system and replace it with fresh Engine Ice.

You can download our SDS / MSDS Data Sheet from our website HERE.