CHANGE FROM STANDARD
We think it was Yoda who said, “With big horsepower comes big responsibility.” Most 1000cc high performance UTVs are, on
average, pumping more than 100 horsepower at the
crank. The four-stroke engines of today are very intricate,
and every little bit of protection that can help that engine
survive for years to come is crucial. One thing that
damages engines is extreme temperatures.
Luckily, there are companies out there like Engine
Ice that make an alternative coolant. Engine Ice is
a high-performance coolant that is biodegradable,
phosphate-free, non-toxic and typically reduces
operating temperatures. It effectively keeps the boil-over
temperatures to 256 degrees Fahrenheit or less and
offers freeze-up protection to - 26 degrees Fahrenheit on
those cold winter days. The catch is that you must empty
your UTV’s entire standard coolant to use Engine Ice.
Engine Ice will not work with water or other coolants. Our
Can-Am X3 needed a new radiator fan, so we decided to
add the protection of Engine Ice while we were at it.
You can purchase Engine Ice in 64-ounce bottles for $23.95,
or you can go big and buy the 5-gallon canister for $188.95.
But unless you have multiple machines, that’s a bit of overkill.
The Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R models require around two
and a half 64-ounce bottles.