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



Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2262012 05/15/11 07:00 PM
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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)

Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2262038 05/15/11 07:16 PM
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2007 BMW F800S
Out: 4 year old factory fill
Flush: None
In: 50/50 Pentosin Pentofrost NF + distilled water


"Sportbikes have evolved from an axe into a scalpel.
Problem is, the average sportbike buyer is more lumberjack than surgeon." -Richard Pollock
Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2262057 05/15/11 07:47 PM
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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.


2001.5 Pathfinder SE 3.5L A/T 2WD - ML NG 5W-30/PL14610
2007 Altima S - PU 5W-30/M1-110
2009 G5 - PU 5W-30/XG9018
2012 G37 S - ST 5W-30/PL14612
Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2262088 05/15/11 08:21 PM
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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.


2016 Ford F150 5.0 w/ Roush Supercharger
2012 Ford Mustang 5.0 (soon to be sold)
Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2262089 05/15/11 08:22 PM
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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.


'06 Altima

ECHO: PB-255LN Blower
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Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: DaHen] #2262150 05/15/11 09:48 PM
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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.

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

Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2262265 05/16/11 01:12 AM
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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.


I get by with a little help from my friends....listen with your eyes....it's the ONLY way to believe what you hear...
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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.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: Hallmark] #2262402 05/16/11 08:40 AM
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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.



Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: mongo161] #2262606 05/16/11 12:14 PM
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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.


I get by with a little help from my friends....listen with your eyes....it's the ONLY way to believe what you hear...
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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.


1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited with lots of mods (225k miles, bought with 100k in 1/2010)
Rotella T6 @ 6k OCI
Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: rslifkin] #2263744 05/17/11 02:12 PM
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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


'15 Cadillac SRX
- Castrol Magnatec 5W30
- Valvoline Maxlife ATF





Re: Post Your Latest Coolant Change. [Re: 660mag] #2264359 05/18/11 01:49 AM
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99 taurus, out with green something, and in with peak "conventional" green.


I urge people not to wait 100K to change out the fluid in their transfer case units. -Kestas
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