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Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro #4714292
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Prestone now offers specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, and European cars. Walmart has it for $6.97 for a *half* gallon of 50/50 premix crzy

The Honda formula was out of stock, but both the Toyota and European versions both contain 2-EHA which is the secret poison behind Dexcool/Deathcool

Of course, they still carry the Zerex Asian in both blue and pink, $11.97 for a gallon of 50/50 premix. The Zerex blue is what I'll use the next time I have to change the coolant in a Honda that calls for Type 2 if I can't get Pentofrost A3 at a good price.

I trust Zerex for coolant more than I trust Prestone.


Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714306
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Better prices than dealer genuine.

I wonder if the Preston Honda is blue colored? Since the Honda CR-V comes with blue coolant

Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714309
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Thanks for the 2-EHA warning!
I hate Prestone coolants.


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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: zorobabel] #4714344
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Originally Posted By: zorobabel
Thanks for the 2-EHA warning!
I hate Prestone coolants.

Yep....it's one brand I won't buy.

Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714368
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I have used Prestone products for years with no problem. What am I missing here?

Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714385
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Here is a pic of the other coolant:



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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714388
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I'm surprised that the Prestone Toyota and Honda coolants contain 2-EHA since Toyota and Honda have come out against using coolants that contain it. Why would I pay extra for this product when I can get a full gallon of AMAM (which also contains 2-EHA) for nearly the same price? I'd rather use PGL which doesn't contain 2-EHA.


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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714414
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Question for you all - 07 Accord, picked it up this winter. Is using Peak Global a 'no-no' ?

Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714448
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Most independent shops that do coolant flushes and drain and fills just have a big drum of one size fits all, universal, global coolant from Valvoline or Peak. Peak global works just fine and is about 1/4 the price of stealership coolant. Nothing wrong with using Peak global or Zerox or Prestone universal antifreeze.


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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: mjk] #4714495
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Originally Posted By: mjk
Question for you all - 07 Accord, picked it up this winter. Is using Peak Global a 'no-no' ?


Peak Global is fine. It does not contain 2-EHA smile

Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: mjk] #4714501
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Originally Posted By: mjk
Question for you all - 07 Accord, picked it up this winter. Is using Peak Global a 'no-no' ?
Most independent shops that do coolant flushes and drain and fills just have a big drum of one size fits all, universal, global coolant from Valvoline or Peak. Peak global works just fine and is about 1/4 the price of stealership coolant. Nothing wrong with using Peak global or Zerox or Prestone universal antifreeze.


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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4714556
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We do not use a all makes coolant. Most of our jobs are on old copper radiators and those coolants don't play well with copper and solder.

We use a low silicate HD diesel coolant.


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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4716466
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2-EHA is fine in European cars - Mercedes backspeced G-48 for their older cars and it's now the new service coolant. BMW, VAG and Tesla also call for G-48.

Anecdotally, I ran Dex-Cool in an old Nissan Quest with no issues. 2-EHA based coolants seem to work fine in newer Toyotas from reports here, but I wouldn't risk on a hybrid. Toyota says using a "coolant based with hybrid organic acid technology with no silicates, borates or amines" is fine so this leaves an ambiguous definition of what's OK.

I'll stick to OEM/Zerex/CCI.

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Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: nthach] #4716706
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Originally Posted By: nthach
2-EHA is fine in European cars -


And of course, they're also the most reliable cooling systems out there, perhaps second only to GM....


There's no replacement...'scosity for natural viscosity
Re: Prestone specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, Euro [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4716824
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Quote:
Prestone now offers specific coolants for Toyota, Honda, and European cars. Walmart has it for $6.97 for a *half* gallon of 50/50 premix..

The Honda formula was out of stock, but both the Toyota and European versions both contain 2-EHA....

'IF' true, then I say no-no to those Prestone AFs and consider it a bit of false advertising. Neither Honda nor Toyota AF's contain 2eha used in DexCool and DexClone universals. Thus (if the Honda like the Toyota) those two AFs are not true Asian P-HOAT AFs.

Not quite as familiar with the Euro G series AFs (there are several/many) but before I used the Prestone "Euro" I would want to confirm that the spec oem AF contains 2eha used in Dex.

Perhaps why this Prestone AF series so cheap? Disclaimer, this all supposes the 2eha inhibitor information is correct as provided.

Local WM in this area don't carry the Valvoline Asian blue tint AF, do carry the red. Good everyday price and I would use it in Asian applications without hestitation.

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