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old cars what coolant #4680808
02/28/18 05:58 PM
02/28/18 05:58 PM
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Oklahoma
slomo Offline OP
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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??

Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680811
02/28/18 06:03 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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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 - 261,000mi
2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 56,000mi
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680814
02/28/18 06:09 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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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 - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680832
02/28/18 06:34 PM
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SF BAY AREA, CA
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Can somebody explain the benefit of running G05 in a vehicle originally specced for conventional green?


2007 Crown Vic P71 4.6 ~126K Miles, Royal Purple HPS 5W-30, Royal Purple Filter, Daily Driver.
2010 Escape FWD 2.5 ~84K Miles, Castrol Edge EP 5W-30, Wix Filter, Rented on Turo.
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680846
02/28/18 06:42 PM
02/28/18 06:42 PM
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Taiwan
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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

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Re: old cars what coolant [Re: dogememe] #4680855
02/28/18 06:50 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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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), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680873
02/28/18 07:02 PM
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Illinois
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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.
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: Ducked] #4680883
02/28/18 07:16 PM
02/28/18 07:16 PM
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Indiana
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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 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: old cars what coolant [Re: dlundblad] #4680891
02/28/18 07:22 PM
02/28/18 07:22 PM
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Silicon Valley
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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
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680906
02/28/18 07:36 PM
02/28/18 07:36 PM
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US
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I used to use AMAM on everything until the 2000s, drained and filled the radiator every 2 years with never a corrosion issue.


I'm a thickie; but a 20 has its place.

I use AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680907
02/28/18 07:37 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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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
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680909
02/28/18 07:41 PM
02/28/18 07:41 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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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 (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680923
02/28/18 07:56 PM
02/28/18 07:56 PM
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Marshfield , MA
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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
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680928
02/28/18 07:58 PM
02/28/18 07:58 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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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 4.7 190,000 Maxlife 10w30, Fram Ultra.
Re: old cars what coolant [Re: slomo] #4680954
02/28/18 08:20 PM
02/28/18 08:20 PM
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NY
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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.


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