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#2491912 - 01/12/12 10:46 PM Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze?
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Registered: 07/24/10
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I emailed Valvoline about its availability and if its a 2eha coolant. I haven't seen it here in FL and they indicated I would probably have to order it through my local supplier if not in stock.
Valvoline also said it's not a 2eha coolant.
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#2491942 - 01/12/12 11:15 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Never see any Maxlife antifreeze. The most popular brand are Preston and Peak, they are in all the big chain stores.
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#2491976 - 01/13/12 12:20 AM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Loc: California
They have it at my local AZ I also wondered about it, will be interested to see what Ashland says about it.
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#2492144 - 01/13/12 09:38 AM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: Western NY
Several years ago when the MaxLife ATF and Oil were coming to market, I did see the MaxLife Coolant at my AutoZone too but, only for a short(couple of years)time.

Recently(about 1+ years ago) I did see it again but, at BIG Lots(closeout store) for about $9 or $10 a gallon IIRC.

I never really knew anything about the MaxLife Coolant. Reading the back label of the jug doesn't tell'ya anything of value!


Edited by Char Baby (01/13/12 09:38 AM)
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#2492451 - 01/13/12 03:31 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
Coolant_Man Offline


Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 176
Loc: IL, USA
Valvoline seems to not take into consideration shelf space. It takes a lot of shelf space for...

- Valvoline Oils.
- Zerex Asian, Dexcool, G-05, and original coolants.

And they were wanting more space for the Max Life products.

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#2492464 - 01/13/12 03:43 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: Coolant_Man]
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Here is what Valvoline sent me. The first part about Maxlife Dex/Merc and viton seals for my c7500 Allison 2000 tranny.
The second part is about the Antifreeze. They recommend Dexcool for the warranty period because of my gm trucks.

Email Response:
"Good Afternoon,

Thank you for contacting Valvoline Product Support.

Valvoline recommends the use of our MaxLife Dex/Merc Automatic Transmission Fluid for the Allison transmissions that require the Allison TES-389 or Allison C-4 specifications. The fluid has been tested and is 100% compatible with the Viton seals that are used in transmissions requiring the previous listed Allison specifications.

In answer to the second part of your question the Valvoline MaxLife Antifreeze/Coolant is not a 2EHA coolant and is only recommended for flushes on vehicles that are out of their factory warranty. The Zerex Dex-Cool Antifreeze/Coolant is a 2EHA coolant and would be recommended until the warranty of the vehicle expires. Either of these two coolant products are available through automotive parts retailers, if the product is not stocked at the retailer of your choice please ask to order. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email or by phone at 800 TEAM VAL for assistance. Thank you once again for contacting Valvoline and have a great day.

Thank you,

Valvoline Product Support"


I'm Pretty pleased with Valvoline's timely responses to any email question you send them.

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#2492475 - 01/13/12 03:50 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Loc: IL, USA
"In answer to the second part of your question the Valvoline MaxLife Antifreeze/Coolant is not a 2EHA coolant and is only recommended for flushes on vehicles that are out of their factory warranty."

That's a bland answer. MaxLife coolant is the old green technology we all us to use. It is not a long life coolant like Dexcool or or other extended life coolants.

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#2492493 - 01/13/12 04:08 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 8576
Loc: Ohio
I was under the impression the Maxlife coolant was G-05. If it is not Dexcool with 2EHA then odds are it is either G-05 or original American Green.

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#2492521 - 01/13/12 04:28 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Loc: Fl
It's a yellow universal type for what its worth: http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/Maxlife_Antifreeze.pdf

Don't know if it's an ELC.
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#2492525 - 01/13/12 04:38 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Registered: 10/23/09
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Loc: Ohio
From what little bit I could tell that might be original Green formula rather than G-05vbut with a yellow dye that won't clash with other coolant colors.

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#2492531 - 01/13/12 04:42 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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I'll send them another email and see if it's an extend life coolant.
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#2492676 - 01/13/12 07:02 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 176
Loc: IL, USA
That would be interesting to know. For what it's worth, Zerex Original was claiming 5 years/100K miles.

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#2492772 - 01/13/12 08:12 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Registered: 07/24/10
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Loc: Fl
I sent it, and I'll post back.
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#2492860 - 01/13/12 09:28 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: 3311]
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Loc: Ohio
Maybe if you asked if it has phospates or nitrtites that would help narrow it down. Original green usually has phosphates and no nitrites, but G-05 has nitrites and no phosphates. They can call anything extended life like they started doing with original Green.

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#2493821 - 01/14/12 09:43 PM Re: Anyone seen Maxlife Antifreeze? [Re: mechanicx]
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Loc: Fl
Originally Posted By: mechanicx
Maybe if you asked if it has phospates or nitrtites that would help narrow it down. Original green usually has phosphates and no nitrites, but G-05 has nitrites and no phosphates. They can call anything extended life like they started doing with original Green.

This is what I asked them in my most recent email: "Does the Maxlife Coolant contain any silicates, phosphates, borates, nitrates or amines. And it is it a extended life coolant and does it provide the same diesel protection that G05 does?" We will see what they say.
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