What Coolant Should I Use for My Yamaha ATV?
When it comes to which coolant you should use for a particular make and model of a powersports vehicle, you really can’t go wrong with the original engine manufacturer's brand.
With that said, what type of coolant should be used for a Yamaha ATV is a common question that comes up a lot during our powersports expert John Talley’s live Q&A sessions. John goes live every Friday at 3pm on our YouTube channel, and in this edition, he answers the question of which coolant is best for a Yamaha Grizzly 700.
Yamaha ATV Coolant
I have a YFM 700 Grizzly and I watched your video of how to replace the stator as I am doing right now myself. Is there a specific type of coolant I need to put in it?
John Talley: I’m a big believer in the OEM coolant. Yamalube makes the already pre-diluted coolant for all the different Yamaha machines. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Grizzly or the YXZ or an R1. It’s designed to work very well with the all-aluminum engines and the radiators themselves, and it’s the one to go with. That’s what I usually always run in my machines. I would stay away from anything that’s intended for automotive use because hey, this is not a car that we’re dealing with. So I would say go with the Yamalube brand. It’s good stuff.
As John mentioned, the best coolant to go with on a Yamaha ATV or any other Yamaha powersports vehicle is the Yamalube OEM pre-diluted anti-freeze. We did a coolant change on a YFM700 some time ago, in which the steps are covered for not only changing the coolant, but flushing out the cooling system as well.
Watch the video below to see how to do a coolant flush and change on a Yamaha YFM700 Grizzly.
Our live Q&A participant mentioned watching our video on replacing the stator on a YFM700. In case you’re curious as to which video they’re referring to, we included it here as well.
Watch the video below to see how to test the charging system and replace the stator on a Yamaha YFM700 Grizzly.
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