Recent Topics
Aeroshell 22 v Mobil 28
by rooflessVW
05/24/16 06:36 AM
QSAD 5W20 VOA Bottled 2/25/16
by dustyroads
05/24/16 06:29 AM
What polish/wax to apply before Collinite 845
by pennzoil_guru
05/24/16 05:46 AM
Native American Advertising
by tony1679
05/24/16 05:45 AM
Akebono ProACT ceramic pads
by dlundblad
05/24/16 04:37 AM
3D printed plastic lower receiver
by Merkava_4
05/24/16 04:19 AM
How to install an AR-15 in your F150
by Merkava_4
05/24/16 03:39 AM
12 quarts Redline 5w30 $96.00 York pa area
by spiderbypass
05/24/16 03:00 AM
Trying to prevent high mileage leaks
by twincam00
05/24/16 02:04 AM
food depot
by urrlord
05/24/16 12:13 AM
Re-surfacing original GM wheels
by HM12460
05/23/16 10:28 PM
Valve guide seals? - This much smoke?
by Nick1994
05/23/16 10:12 PM
Newest Members
WeekendWarrior, emily, lex73, showstopr30, any_user
57966 Registered Users
Who's Online
75 registered (bbhero, 2009Edge, Bandito440, Al, 2015_PSD, 1foxracing, 7 invisible), 951 Guests and 121 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
57966 Members
66 Forums
249332 Topics
4080755 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2575900 - 03/22/12 09:47 AM GM Dex-Cool, 116K miles, 04 Chevy 2500HD
dhellman12 Offline


Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 199
Loc: Keller, TX
Decided to send in a sample on both my 2004's (Dmax & Tahoe). For grins I also checked these using the little prestone hand tool with the floating balls. This truck only floated 3 of the 5, but according to the report is in much better shape.

Note the capacity is 24 quarts, not gallons as listed by OAI.

_________________________
04DMax 6.6L - Amsoil AME 15w40 191K
04Tahoe 5.3L - Amsoil ASL 5w30 202K
00WS6 5.7L - New to me 249K

Top
#2575973 - 03/22/12 10:51 AM Re: GM Dex-Cool, 116K miles, 04 Chevy 2500HD [Re: dhellman12]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 17428
Loc: Sunny Florida
Hahaha, yeah, that's quite an upgraded cooling capacity! Must have a tank in the bed!

Dexcool is a true long life coolant. Use it and use it properly and it will preserve your truck very well.
_________________________
"In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith."
J. William Fulbright
Best ET-12.79 @ 111 mph
4340 pounds, Street tires
Just like we go to Publix

Top
#2586895 - 04/02/12 10:08 AM Re: GM Dex-Cool, 116K miles, 04 Chevy 2500HD [Re: dhellman12]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Looks good, overall.


I've added a coolant bypass filter to my Dmax. I'm hoping that will keep the debris out of the oil cooler. Should also help keep the coolant pristine for the 5 year CCI.


Edited by dnewton3 (04/02/12 10:14 AM)
_________________________
Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

Top