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Posted 20 September 2003 - 10:27 AM
My own advise to those I help service and keep running, if it's Glycol, stay with it and do the 2 yr/30K replacement. It's worth the preventative maintanence in the long run.:-)
Posted 20 September 2003 - 12:00 PM
Newer long duration stuff dont have those chemicals and are usually recommended for that reason amongst others. What's the score on this?
(2) On my 96 Brighton, the cooling system was filled with the green stuff when I bought it used and I replaced it with the orange stuff 3 years ago.
Not a leak anywhere since that time*.
Just my experience.
Maybe there's another factor involved in those leaking cooling system.
* I've removed the radiator a short time ago to replace the timing belt and i could see no unusual corrosion where the hoses connect to the radiator. Moreover, but I'm not absolutely sure about that, i think I remember the oultet and/or the inlet hose fitting(s) of the radiator was (were) plastic.
Posted 20 September 2003 - 03:19 PM
However, once the car has been out of warranty for a while, you could run into problems since history gets patchy. Electrolytic corrosion of either the engine or radiator are most likely. Hoses usually just break down due to age.
Find out which coolant additive the handbook recommends, and take note of whether the radiator is the original or not. (Cu vs Al)
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