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Coolant recommendation Silica free #4564898
11/05/17 01:18 PM
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I need an after market silica free coolant for my powersports stuff (ski-Doo and Sea-Doo) Factory stuff is pink if that means anything... Any Thoughts?


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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4564941
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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4564981
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Peak Global Lifetime. And I recommend it over dexcool anytime as it does not have the plasticizer that's in dex or pretty much all lifetime coolants including prestone..

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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Skanky] #4565056
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^^^^It's hard to go wrong with PGL no matter the AF spec. A LL OAT AF with as you note, no 2eha found in Dex and other universal AFs.

Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4565098
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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4565115
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PGL it is then. Many thanks,

I do have a jug of Volkswagen OEM coolant. Any info on that stuff?


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1991 BMW 735iL
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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4565534
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Originally Posted By: Bluestream
PGL it is then. Many thanks,

I do have a jug of Volkswagen OEM coolant. Any info on that stuff?


According to Pentosin/Pentofrost, newer model (06-) VW using their ++ AF does contain silicates.

http://www.pentosin.net/f_antifreeze.asp

Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: SR5] #4565956
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Right one SR5. As good as Toyota pink stuff at half the cost.

Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Sayjac] #4573267
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Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Originally Posted By: Bluestream
PGL it is then. Many thanks,

I do have a jug of Volkswagen OEM coolant. Any info on that stuff?


According to Pentosin/Pentofrost, newer model (06-) VW using their ++ AF does contain silicates.

http://www.pentosin.net/f_antifreeze.asp


The jug I have is VW part # G013A8J1G which I think is the new G13 coolant. I dont see it in the pentosin page


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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4573458
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Originally Posted By: Bluestream
Originally Posted By: Sayjac
Originally Posted By: Bluestream
PGL it is then. Many thanks,

I do have a jug of Volkswagen OEM coolant. Any info on that stuff?


According to Pentosin/Pentofrost, newer model (06-) VW using their ++ AF does contain silicates.

http://www.pentosin.net/f_antifreeze.asp


The jug I have is VW part # G013A8J1G which I think is the new G13 coolant. I dont see it in the pentosin page

According to ECS Tuning linked, Pentofrost E is G13. Not being that familiar with VW AF I put ++ not seeing it now superseded by Pentofrost E. E appears appears to be a HOAT, also using silicates. ECS Tuning a pretty good and authoritative source for VW/Audi parts and info, ime.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-pentosin-par...ASABEgIvePD_BwE

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Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: Bluestream] #4588396
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Originally Posted By: Bluestream
I need an after market silica free coolant for my powersports stuff (ski-Doo and Sea-Doo) Factory stuff is pink if that means anything... Any Thoughts?


Why does it have to be after market? Just buy what they sell at Sea-Doo dealers. Then you know you're getting the right stuff. Yeah, you'll pay a few bucks more, but you'll know you are putting the correct coolant in your engine. After 2-1/2 years the coolant tank on my Jeep was a bit low. I went to the dealer where I bought it, and they sold me a gallon of the proper Mopar Coolant the factory shipped the vehicle with. Both the color and part number matched. It was $27.00 @ gallon, but so what? I barely used a pint in 2-1/2 years. So what it ended up costing me was meaningless in relationship to how long 2 gallons of the stuff will last me when mixed 50 /50.

Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: billt460] #4589533
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Originally Posted By: billt460
I went to the dealer where I bought it, and they sold me a gallon of the proper Mopar Coolant the factory shipped the vehicle with. Both the color and part number matched. It was $27.00 @ gallon, but so what? I barely used a pint in 2-1/2 years. So what it ended up costing me was meaningless in relationship to how long 2 gallons of the stuff will last me when mixed 50 /50.


LOL, the same coolant that it was shipped with...

Re: Coolant recommendation Silica free [Re: billt460] #4590324
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Originally Posted By: billt460
Originally Posted By: Bluestream
I need an after market silica free coolant for my powersports stuff (ski-Doo and Sea-Doo) Factory stuff is pink if that means anything... Any Thoughts?


Why does it have to be after market? Just buy what they sell at Sea-Doo dealers. Then you know you're getting the right stuff. Yeah, you'll pay a few bucks more, but you'll know you are putting the correct coolant in your engine. After 2-1/2 years the coolant tank on my Jeep was a bit low. I went to the dealer where I bought it, and they sold me a gallon of the proper Mopar Coolant the factory shipped the vehicle with. Both the color and part number matched. It was $27.00 @ gallon, but so what? I barely used a pint in 2-1/2 years. So what it ended up costing me was meaningless in relationship to how long 2 gallons of the stuff will last me when mixed 50 /50.

nearest dealer is an hour drive round trip. Add another $20 for gas to the coolant price.

Honesty the plethora of coolants on the market is totally insane...


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2006 Pathfinder 4X4
1991 BMW 735iL
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