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    First of all, hello to all forum members. I come from Slovenia-EU and I have one question for you.
    I own F800 GS (30 Years edition), and I was wondering which coolant is allowed to refill in my BMW?
    Thank you for your answers!

    Best regards!

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    Well, BMW brand coolant seems to work. Otherwise I would use any blue or green-colored coolant that specifically states that it is safe for aluminum radiators and does not contain silicates.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2014 14.2 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

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    Thank you Richard! I think you're right.
    Becouse I wanted to arrange this thing as soon as possible I went to a service center where the mechanic gave me the green coolant. Such as in engine. He told me that the liquid is Castrol brand. Maybe someone is interested in this information, that's why I wrote this.

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    The correct coolant type/spec for the F800GS is G48 also known as M5.0.
    Many brands sell a version of this, so it not required to use the BMW brand of coolant.

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    Here are my notes from the first time I changed my coolant a couple years back...
    The links might not work anymore but you will get the idea of what I learned:


    BMW manual says to use:
    “Nitrite-free long-life antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor”


    I called prestone and asked:
    Q: BMW MC manual says to use: Nitrite-free long-life antifreeze and corrosion inhibitor Is Prestone good to go?

    A: Prestone extended life IS Nitrite free.
    The Prestone Tech also recommended:
    Prestone® Xtreme Sport™ Prediluted Motorcycle Coolant


    Also: Cheveron-Delco apparently has one named:
    ELC-NF (Extended Life Coolant - Nitrite Free)


    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...4/ai_n24245447


    Texaco has apparently had one out for a long time:
    http://www.yanmarhelp.com/images/texacoNitritefree.pdf
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