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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Dex Cool and green bad combo causes chemical reaction also with the electrolysis in the cooling system causes advanced corrosion and attacks the inside of the rubber hoses ..
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:39 PM
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Bottom line, why mess with it? Better options to go with.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 03:42 PM
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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:19 PM
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Looks more like someone put standard green coolant in with the Dexcool, which often causes that sludge buildup.
I really don't think that is the case. The customer said their red brake light came on and the car cut off. I highly doubt they have ever opened their hood. I've also seen this on a 15k mile vehicle that had been overheated.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:20 PM
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Old May 20th, 2014, 06:39 PM
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I was at Walmart when I posted earlier and looking at both bottles at the same time. They both said on the back that they are Ethylene Glycol based. Here is something on the web that says that: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...uestid=3628191 but Prestone's site doesn't say much.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:13 PM
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Green glycol in the winter, I drain and flush befoee summer and run straight water and water wetter. Easiest and least messy is to siphone from the radiator and fill the heater hose port. Clean coolant is easyI change it back to the proper glycol ratio to keep things from freezing in the fal. MyHonda civic takes the blue stuff I get it from hand dealershipp.

------ Follow up post added May 20th, 2014 08:15 PM ------

I've been using shell zone glycol or peak 1 its non diluted green glycol antifreeze should beavailable at any parts store. Gett a antifreeze tester as well.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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Phillip, why the change every season? I just use the green stuff all year long. Never an issue.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:10 PM
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We'll there seems to be some controversy on the dexcool but really nothing wrong with green. So next time I drain and flush, I'm gonna switch... But I'm not gonna switch right now and I've run the dex for a long time so I don't feel a sense of urgency...
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:14 PM
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Anyone in the central Mass area want to help flush my coolant system? Cityside is the closest Rover shop and cant get me in till the end of next week. Every other garage I call cant get me in till early next week.

I know its a simple job but I don't have a driveway/hose access to do the work...
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:23 PM
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Daniel: Go to BDR in Holliston. 29 Whitney Street at Sherborn Line off Rt16. 508-429-4720.

Brian the owner has worked on my LandRover and many others for 15 years !
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:53 PM
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Thanks. That's only 30 mins away. I'll give Brian a call in the morning.
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