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#2261994 - 05/15/11 06:45 PM Post Your Latest Coolant Change.
660mag Offline


Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 318
Loc: TEXAS
I looked way down the pages for another post like this and came up with nothing... so here we go.

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4
318 cdi.

out: a two year old mix of who knows what.

Water flush only.

In: 3gal O'reillys extended life universal formula.
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#2262012 - 05/15/11 07:00 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
Loc: TEXAS
04 explorer around 100k
out:factory fill

flushed with water and prestone flush.

in: prestone all makes all models 2 gallons + 2 gallons water(from a hose!)

04 f150 around 130k
out: factory fill

flushed with prestone flush and water

in: prestone all makes all models 2 gallons+ 1 1/2 gallons water(from hose)
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#2262038 - 05/15/11 07:16 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
WANG Offline


Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 546
Loc: North Carolina
2007 BMW F800S
Out: 4 year old factory fill
Flush: None
In: 50/50 Pentosin Pentofrost NF + distilled water
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#2262057 - 05/15/11 07:47 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
Towncivilian Offline


Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 918
Loc: Florida, USA
2001.5 Pathfinder at 121,645 miles on February 27th, 2011
Out: Genuine Nissan coolant, about 30k old. Dealer flushed @ 90k
Radiator drain & fill
In: 50/50 Genuine Nissan + distilled water (1 gallon each)

Overflow reservoir had a lot of sediment in it. I flushed that using one gallon of distilled water by bringing its hose lower than the reservoir.
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#2262088 - 05/15/11 08:21 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
pzev Offline


Registered: 11/30/05
Posts: 601
Loc: Texas
03 Ford Focus
Out: Zerex G-05 (I drain the rad every 30k)
In: 50/50 Zerex G-05 + distilled

89 Toyota Camry
Out: Who knows what...(rad replacement)
In: Zerex G-05 + distilled

89 Honda Accord
Out: The rustiest nastiest looking coolant on earth
In: MULTIPLE flush solutions (Preston flush and heavy duty rad cleaner) + distilled. Rinse and repeat. On my 6th drain and refill + one power flush with a hose. This is going to be the last cycle before I put coolant in. Zerex G-05 will be the coolant.
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#2262089 - 05/15/11 08:22 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
DaHen Offline


Registered: 03/26/10
Posts: 408
Loc: Massachusetts
On a 2006 Altima 2.5 with 20,000 miles:
Drained and refilled the radiator only with 50/50 distilled water and Nissan brand coolant.
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#2262150 - 05/15/11 09:48 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: DaHen]
Hallmark Offline


Registered: 10/28/10
Posts: 830
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Since coolant requirements may (and most likely are) extremely critical to engine construction (i.e aluminum and/or iron), waterpump seals, and other cooling system components as reflected in manufacturer's coolant specs, I'm wondering why you post this inquiry.

A proper coolant selection is based on specifics of the application, not on popularity or consensus reflected in a poll.

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#2262202 - 05/15/11 10:46 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: Hallmark]
electrolover Offline


Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Hallmark
Since coolant requirements may (and most likely are) extremely critical to engine construction (i.e aluminum and/or iron), waterpump seals, and other cooling system components as reflected in manufacturer's coolant specs, I'm wondering why you post this inquiry.

A proper coolant selection is based on specifics of the application, not on popularity or consensus reflected in a poll.



imnot sure but maybe its just a thread to brag about taking care of our cars and im ok with that smile
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#2262265 - 05/16/11 01:12 AM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
mongo161 Offline


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3608
Loc: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
I'll most likely drain the old coolant out....Green SuperTech....and run a couple of fills of distilled water....drain and fill with a 50/50 mix of SuperTech Antifreeze/Coolant and distilled water.

I've been using the SuperTech for the past few fills....and no problems to report.
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#2262354 - 05/16/11 07:56 AM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 19646
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
2000 GM 3800.
Replaced all hoses with Gates ECR hoses and new GM thermostat.
Flush refill with 6qts John Deere Coolguard original formula and 6 qts distilled water.
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#2262402 - 05/16/11 08:40 AM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: Hallmark]
660mag Offline


Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 318
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Hallmark
Since coolant requirements may (and most likely are) extremely critical to engine construction (i.e aluminum and/or iron), waterpump seals, and other cooling system components as reflected in manufacturer's coolant specs, I'm wondering why you post this inquiry.

A proper coolant selection is based on specifics of the application, not on popularity or consensus reflected in a poll.


I'm sure most oems would say the same for engine oil.

Making a sound choice for your coolant selection is not that hard, and in most cooling systems there's more than one brand/coolant type sufficient for protection and system durability.

Note: many cooling system failures have still occurred while
following oem recommendations.

Plus it's another reason to visit the site.
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#2262606 - 05/16/11 12:14 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: mongo161]
mongo161 Offline


Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3608
Loc: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Originally Posted By: mongo161
I'll most likely drain the old coolant out....Green SuperTech....and run a couple of fills of distilled water....drain and fill with a 50/50 mix of SuperTech Antifreeze/Coolant and distilled water.

I've been using the SuperTech for the past few fills....and no problems to report.


IMO....The WalMart SuperTech Cooant is the same as the PEAK long life Coolant. Looks the same and performs the same.
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#2262726 - 05/16/11 02:01 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
rslifkin Offline


Registered: 06/27/10
Posts: 2750
Loc: Rochester, NY
Last summer, I drained the old green out of the Jeep (the one in my sig), flushed it with lots of distilled water, and refilled with G-05. Seems to have broken some stuff loose in the system, as the coolant is getting a bit cloudy, so I'll do it again in a couple of weeks.

Flushed the nasty dex-clone / green slop out of my Mom's 99 Grand Cherokee 4.0 with distilled water and replaced with G-05 a few months ago. Definitely going to flush that one again.
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#2263744 - 05/17/11 02:12 PM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: rslifkin]
cos Offline


Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 1168
Loc: Metro Detroit
I prefer to use factory fill-

1)'02 Escape - radiator drain 'n fill with Peak Original Green formula/distilled water
2)'06 Fusion - radiator drain 'n fill with Motorcraft Gold (aka: Xerex G-05)/distilled water
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#2264359 - 05/18/11 01:49 AM Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag]
SOHCman Offline


Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 1384
Loc: USA
99 taurus, out with green something, and in with peak "conventional" green.
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