Recent Topics
It's AMSOILŪ, not Amsoil
by Rat407
Today at 06:39 AM
VW Passat 2007
by madRiver
Today at 06:18 AM
Review: CVJ Remanufactured CV Axles
by The Critic
Today at 03:40 AM
Towing without 85w140?
by OilFilters
Today at 03:07 AM
2015 VW GTI autobahn oil questions
by Skyalbo
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
Corrosion in the garage - salt or humidity?
by Kurtatron
Yesterday at 11:13 PM
Darn dogs
by AZjeff
Yesterday at 10:21 PM
New GC?
by Bullwinkle007
Yesterday at 10:04 PM
The guy with the plexiglass head on you tube
by andyd
Yesterday at 09:21 PM
'07 Pacifica Timing Belt Replacement success
by 92saturnsl2
Yesterday at 09:10 PM
SAE 90 v 85/140
by Knuckle078
Yesterday at 09:10 PM
Mobil 1 5W30-HM 5,011 mi, 1999 Ford Escort
by WA1DH
Yesterday at 08:45 PM
Schaeffer's oil reviews on Amazon
by zfasts03
Yesterday at 07:41 PM
Decent MP3 player
by Ed_T
Yesterday at 07:08 PM
Letgo
by Donald
Yesterday at 06:52 PM
Tire buying advice
by supton
Yesterday at 06:23 PM
Two versions of M1 5w30 ESP now?
by Patman
Yesterday at 06:21 PM
No older cars in New York State?
by Oldtom
Yesterday at 06:19 PM
2009 Taurus strut mount noise
by terry274
Yesterday at 04:38 PM
A3/B3 vs A3/B4, big difference or irrelevant?
by FordCapriDriver
Yesterday at 03:36 PM
Newest Members
dhy808, ROD_Z, lozpxs, danthemanx07, FunktasticLucky
65319 Registered Users
Who's Online
100 registered (2004tdigls, 2002 Maxima SE, andyd, alcyon, 1foxracing, 15 invisible), 1418 Guests and 62 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65319 Members
67 Forums
285959 Topics
4772018 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4680808 - 02/28/18 04:58 PM old cars what coolant
slomo Offline


Registered: 08/23/13
Posts: 164
Loc: Oklahoma
What are you guys running in say a 1983 Jeep CJ7? Running the 4.2 I-6 engine. Has aluminum rad, copper brass heater core and cast iron block. So basically most all metals here.

I've ran Dex-Cool for 4 years, zero issues. Then ran some Peak Global for 4 years. Again no issues. Ran some Prestone AMAM for a couple. Again nothing to report about. Block and rad is still clean as can be. Now running the original green again. Thought I would put back what came in it.

From what I've read, you get instant protection from the original green formula. Lasts roughly two years. Have to change it more often.

The 5 year/150,000 mile stuff offers "gradual" protection, over an extended period of time. Lacks total initial protection like original green does.

So for old cars, you guys use??

Top
#4680811 - 02/28/18 05:03 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 2162
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
I don't have an old car, and I can't say I'll own one any time soon, but I will say this:

If I did buy an older car and needed to do a flush and refill, I would fill with this:

_________________________
2010 Ford Fusion SE - 2.5 liter/6F35 Trans - 257,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 55,000mi

Top
#4680814 - 02/28/18 05:09 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1110
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Ive got green oreilley conventional on my 95 truck.I think I am going to flush it and run G05 when it comes time to replace it.
_________________________
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 250k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 56k 10w30

Top
#4680832 - 02/28/18 05:34 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 614
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Can somebody explain the benefit of running G05 in a vehicle originally specced for conventional green?
_________________________
2007 Ford Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~124K Miles, SynPower 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter. *Daily Driver*
2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~70K Miles, SynPower 5W-30, Wix Filter. *Turo Rental*

Top
#4680846 - 02/28/18 05:42 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
Ducked Online   content


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4395
Loc: Taiwan
I use the stuff in the white jug on the lower shelf.



I don't know what it is, and if I read Trad. Mandarin I probably still wouldn't know.

Its green.

It says its "Radiator Fluid" in English, so it may be made from what squeezes out of old radiators when they crush them.

If you can see anything on that shelf that would be more suitable for a 1986 Daihatsu Skywing (like a Charade) let me know.

Or this shelf



I think SONAX is a known brand so I might try that next time. They don't seem to show any coolant on the website, though, and theres no guarantee that it isn't fake, though it probably isn't


Edited by Ducked (02/28/18 05:57 PM)

Top
#4680855 - 02/28/18 05:50 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: dogememe]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7673
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Originally Posted By: dogememe
Can somebody explain the benefit of running G05 in a vehicle originally specced for conventional green?
It's fully compatible, and lasts at least twice as long as green does. I've subbed it in twice, no problems to report (sold '82 300D & GMC 6.2 diesel in my sig).
_________________________
06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 15 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)

Top
#4680873 - 02/28/18 06:02 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 8275
Loc: Illinois
I need to change out the coolant in the '52 Chevy DeLuxe this spring. Going to put a new thermostat and new radiator hoses on it as well.

I'm putting standard conventional green back in it. Why not.
_________________________
2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.

Top
#4680883 - 02/28/18 06:16 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: Ducked]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 10060
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: Ducked
I use the stuff in the white jug on the lower shelf.



I don't know what it is, and if I read Trad. Mandarin I probably still wouldn't know.

Its green.

It says its "Radiator Fluid" in English, so it may be made from what squeezes out of old radiators when they crush them.

If you can see anything on that shelf that would be more suitable for a 1986 Daihatsu Skywing (like a Charade) let me know.

Or this shelf



I think SONAX is a known brand so I might try that next time. They don't seem to show any coolant on the website, though, and theres no guarantee that it isn't fake, though it probably isn't


What's your guys' currency? o.O

Is that Sonax stuff sporting the German flag?

Obviously, I can't read a thing here, but if I was there, I'd buy the bottom right jug. Second pic. "Long effectiveness coolant." Do you guys have Amazon?
_________________________
03 Jeep WJ 4.0 199k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 145k Rotella T5 10w30 Fram TG3980


Top
#4680891 - 02/28/18 06:22 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: dlundblad]
PandaBear Offline


Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 14220
Loc: Silicon Valley
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
What's your guys' currency? o.O


NTD, basically multiply USD by 30 or so.
_________________________
"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah

Top
#4680906 - 02/28/18 06:36 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
JLTD Offline


Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 698
Loc: US
I used to use AMAM on everything until the 2000s, drained and filled the radiator every 2 years with never a corrosion issue.
_________________________
Done discussing thick vs thin - too divisive. Will let UOAs do the talking.

His: 2015 4Runner SR5 1GR-FE 39k, Amsoil OE 5w20/Wix
Testing vs 5w30

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 135k, Amsoil SS 5w30/Amsoil

Top
#4680907 - 02/28/18 06:37 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
Chris142 Online   content


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16844
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Don't use any "All makes,all models" or Dexcool coolant in a copper Radiator or heater core. It will eat through the solder. We will not honor our warranty if the wrong coolant is used.
_________________________
02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40

Top
#4680909 - 02/28/18 06:41 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4220
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
I use the green coolant from NAPA or the Peak green. I drained out the Peak green after 40,000 or 50,000 miles (I forget) and it looked almost new.
_________________________
2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (180k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (32k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X

Top
#4680923 - 02/28/18 06:56 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
andyd Online   content


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7168
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Does it freeze in Taiwan? I would use green stuff for your classic. Much to the horror of my fellow E 28ers, I used store brand green stuff cut in half with rusty well water. The special BMW stuff is blue and costs twice as much. Nothing untoward from using it for 22 yrs and 5 differnt cars.
_________________________
'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2

Top
#4680928 - 02/28/18 06:58 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1948
Loc: Lakeside, CA
I am still running green conventional in my Jeep. It came with it from the factory. Next drain and flush will see G-05 going back in.
_________________________
99 Jeep WJ 4.7 185,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.

Top
#4680954 - 02/28/18 07:20 PM Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29807
Loc: NY
Old car. I use Peak green in my 88 E-150, the radiator is the original and as clean and corrosion free as the day it rolled off the assembly line. I wish I could use that in my Jeeps instead of OAT and HOAT coolants.
_________________________
God Bless Our Troops


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >