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Replacing Old School Green #5227020 09/30/19 10:42 PM
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Wanting to change the coolant on my 96' Cherokee. It's always run old school green, wanting something more modern that I can go longer without it getting nasty. I always mix with distilled water.

Maybe G-05?


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227046 09/30/19 11:28 PM
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What material are the radiator and heater made from? We have found that the long life coolants destroy copper and soldered parts. If yours are aluminum you can run whatever you want.


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Chris142] #5227047 09/30/19 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
What material are the radiator and heater made from? We have found that the long life coolants destroy copper and soldered parts. If yours are aluminum you can run whatever you want.


I am running G12++ HOAT in two cars with Soldered radiators / heater cores, and have no problems to report, the one i use which is made by Febi has no 2-Eha and i expect no problems to arise.
The ones that have 2-Eha certainly are much more aggressive specially towards solder.

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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227048 09/30/19 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick1994
Wanting to change the coolant on my 96' Cherokee. It's always run old school green, wanting something more modern that I can go longer without it getting nasty. I always mix with distilled water.

Maybe G-05?


G-05 is a very versatile coolant and a nearly perfect replacement for old school green.


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Chris142] #5227068 10/01/19 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
What material are the radiator and heater made from? We have found that the long life coolants destroy copper and soldered parts. If yours are aluminum you can run whatever you want.

The radiator is a 2 year old Chinese replacement. Heater is original, so whatever that would be.


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227183 10/01/19 06:49 AM
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Go to the John Deere dealer and get Cool Gard II, it works perfectly in mix metal engines and is long life.

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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227283 10/01/19 08:46 AM
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This.

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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Trav] #5227329 10/01/19 09:28 AM
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Hey, Trav,

What is the "LongLife" in the chart you posted, why does it eat Aluminium?


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Go to the John Deere dealer and get Cool Gard II, it works perfectly in mix metal engines and is long life.

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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227366 10/01/19 10:01 AM
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0 Aluminium loss is hard to believe.


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agreed. hard to believe.

Originally Posted by FordCapriDriver
0 Aluminium loss is hard to believe.


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227408 10/01/19 11:05 AM
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I know this is a wacky thought, but what does your owner's manual specify? Anything that adheres to that spec is fine to run; anything that doesn't should be avoided.

Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227470 10/01/19 11:55 AM
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G-05 is my pick. If you're a bit more daring and feel comfortable with 2-EHA, you can use G-48 which is fill for BMW and Tesla. Both have the same longer life than old school green.

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Is the old green still even available?
How long has it been lasting?


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: Nick1994] #5227546 10/01/19 12:56 PM
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Zerex green is good for 5 years, GO-5/Premium Gold has been fine in anything I’ve put it in, including the 26 year old GMC in my sig, which has it’s original soldered heater core (knocking on any wood available...).


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Re: Replacing Old School Green [Re: JMJNet] #5227559 10/01/19 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by JMJNet
Is the old green still even available?
How long has it been lasting?

Yes every auto parts store still sells it.


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