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#4808335 - 07/08/18 12:14 PM Will O'Reilly's 1 Gallon Yellow OAT Antifreeze wor
qwerty11 Offline


Registered: 07/07/18
Posts: 2
Loc: USA
All,

Bottom line up front: Will O'Reilly's 1 Gallon Yellow OAT Antifreeze work in a 2009 Honda Civic 1.8L?

The long version:

I am about to change the coolant out in my 2009 Honda Civic 1.8L. I cannot find any references that indicate what fluids I can use in the Civic except genuine Honda fluids, which are not readily available at my location. Oriley's has one that their website says is a match. However, I'm hesitant to trust the website. Also, I see it is concentrate. Can I just pour the fluid then a proportional amount of distilled water in the radiator and it will naturally mix on its own?

Here is the link:
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/o-r...009/honda/civic

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#4808345 - 07/08/18 12:32 PM Re: Will O'Reilly's 1 Gallon Yellow OAT Antifreeze wor [Re: qwerty11]
JayhawkRoy Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 1027
Loc: Basehor, KS
You might look at the Pentofrost lines of antifreeze for your vehicle. They are more specific to vehicle type and are still about $10/gal at Autozone.

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#4808350 - 07/08/18 12:39 PM Re: Will O'Reilly's 1 Gallon Yellow OAT Antifreeze wor [Re: qwerty11]
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Registered: 09/02/05
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#4808365 - 07/08/18 01:09 PM Re: Will O'Reilly's 1 Gallon Yellow OAT Antifreeze wor [Re: qwerty11]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1151
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Id use the pentofrost concentrate. Once I know there was only water in the system Id fill the correct ratio of antifreeze into the system and top off with water. It will mix in the engine
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#4808467 - 07/08/18 03:46 PM Re: Will O'Reilly's 1 Gallon Yellow OAT Antifreeze wor [Re: qwerty11]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12327
Loc: The Old North State
I wouldn't use O'R Dexclone with 2eha in a Honda. Right now as noted previously, Walmart has Valvoline Asian Vehicle, in Honda matching blue tint for ~$12/gal. It's the same as Zerex Asian Formula, just sold at WM.

Readily available, Asian PHOAT so matches Honda oem AF type chemistry. Link is to VAV red/pink tint, however most WM stores now stock the for Honda blue tint AF.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline-Asian-Vehicle-Antifreeze-Ready-To-Use-1-Gallon/49660461

EDIT Just noticed comment above about Pentofrost at AZ and forgot about that deal. If you can find the A3 still in stock for $10/gal, that looks best value now.

https://www.autozone.com/antifreeze-radi...534416_580160_0


Edited by Sayjac (07/08/18 04:00 PM)
Edit Reason: added comment

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