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Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 #4664641
02/13/18 10:31 AM
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Hi Guys,

Any opinions Porsche OEM Coolant vs Zerex G40?
I will be adding bunch after coolant leak.

Thx

Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: Ndx] #4664658
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I'm using the Zerex myself.

Can't see the benefit to OE Porsche for the cost.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: Ndx] #4664698
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Admittedly, I'm very old school, but Porsche coolant still sounds like an oxymoron....


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Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: Ndx] #4664755
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The Zerex G40 coolant is actually made in Germany by BASF for Valvoline. Good stuff.


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Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: Ndx] #4664816
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Then I will have nice mix ... I had READ replaced and used OE Made In Canada Porsche Coolant ( factory fill was still partially there )

I guess you should be ok adding the G40 ?

Thx

Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: Ndx] #4664817
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Originally Posted By: Ndx
Hi Guys,

Any opinions Porsche OEM Coolant vs Zerex G40?
I will be adding bunch after coolant leak.

Thx


Just use Peak Global Lifetime. Or a Dexcool. The Porsche stuff is very similar to it. Go to Pedros website for more info or Burner's Cars on You Tube

Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: vintageant] #4664847
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Originally Posted By: vintageant
Admittedly, I'm very old school, but Porsche coolant still sounds like an oxymoron....
I totally understand !


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Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: Ndx] #4664849
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There are only a few companies in the whole world that make coolant. Just use the proper spec coolant.


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Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: CT8] #4665073
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Originally Posted By: vintageant
Admittedly, I'm very old school, but Porsche coolant still sounds like an oxymoron....

Only the finest for a classic Luftgekühlt!

Pricey, though.


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Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: skyactiv] #4665780
02/14/18 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
The Zerex G40 coolant is actually made in Germany by BASF for Valvoline. Good stuff.

And it can be cheaper at O'Reilly and NAPA.

BASF and CCI supply a majority of the world's coolants as ready-fill or add pack concentrate.

Re: Coolant Porsche OE vs Zerex G40 [Re: nthach] #4669375
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I got curious, so I contacted Valvoline about their recommended AF for my Porsche. They said to use Valvoline Zerex Dexcool or Maxlife.

Don't overthink this- LOL


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