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Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DEXCOOL Approved? #5439690 05/26/20 08:10 PM
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So I decided to do a drain and fill on my 2015 GMC Terrain V6. I had a few Menards rebate coupons so I decided to buy the Coolant there because they sell the Peak Cool orange coolant. However I noticed that when I got home that the bottle no longer has the specific words of it being GM Dexcool approved on in it. It just says for vehicles requiring orange coolant. Other than that the bottle looks identical to the old label that specifically says its for GM vehicles. Even Menards website is still showing the picture of the old label

https://www.menards.com/main/tools/...allon/pral53/p-1444449962454-c-10098.htm

Unless I am going blind I do not see Dexcool anywhere on the bottle, see attached pictures



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Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5439701 05/26/20 08:26 PM
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My Fiesta uses Ford Orange that I have heard is Dexcool but have not been able to prove it to myself. I wonder if this is suppose to take the place of Ford Orange and GM Dexcool, but you would think they would have the Ford and GM specs numbers.

Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5439704 05/26/20 08:29 PM
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getting too cheap to even license Dexcool/Deathcool smirk2

Also, potassium 2-EHA is the really bad stuff that makes Dexcool Deathcool cylon
They later switched to sodium 2-EHA which is less awful than the original potassium version

Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5439725 05/26/20 08:50 PM
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I like the NHRA label on the bottle.


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Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5439915 05/27/20 07:22 AM
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The Peak website says the Orange coolant is for:
Chrysler: 2013 and newer
Ford: 2011 and newer
GM: 1995 and newer
but it is a newer looking jug. On O'Reilly's website coolant for a 2015 Terrain they have a similar looking jug to yours but the back of it still lists which manufacturers it is compatible with and DEX-COOL is one of them. It should be ok but it's up to you.


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Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5439977 05/27/20 08:52 AM
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I am not sure coolant color is a good indication of the type of coolant. It would have been nice once they went beyond "ole green" is they had standardized on color and type of coolant.

The most I would trust about color is if I had a Ford that should have Ford orange coolant in it from factory and the coolant in the vehicle was orange, then I assume its Ford orange. But still no guarantee.


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Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5440169 05/27/20 01:47 PM
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Got an official response from Peak today...


Thanks for the email.

The formula used in PEAK Cool with the UPC of 074804033298 meets the performance requirements Dexcool and is therefore recommended in applications that specify the use of Dexcool coolant.

Best regards,

PEAK Technical Product Support


Can't help but notice they say meets, but not approved or licensed.

Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5440179 05/27/20 02:03 PM
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Its got the NHRA and NASCAR logos so good to go. LOL


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Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: Matt1980] #5440188 05/27/20 02:23 PM
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Ok so I decided to call Peak since they had a phone number. Technical support said it is suitable to use for DEXCOOl. He said the reason they removed the GM Dexcool wording is because since Ford and Chrysler have adopted an orange coolant they didn't want people to thing their COOL line was only for GM products. That sounds like BS to me, they probably don't want to pay the licensing fee, but either way I now feel safe to use it.

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I would guess that they ran the numbers and figured they could make a higher profit on this without paying the license fees required to label it as Dexcool and there is no actual difference.

Re: Peak Cool Orange no longer GM DExCOOL Approved? [Re: ripcord] #5440300 05/27/20 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ripcord
I would guess that they ran the numbers and figured they could make a higher profit on this without paying the license fees required to label it as Dexcool and there is no actual difference.


Pretty much what I'm assuming too. As another post above mentions if you look at the spec sheet it specifically says for Dex-Cool even though they removed the wording from the bottle.
https://peakauto.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/201902_ARF14621_PEAK-COOL-AFC-SPEC-SHEET_052919.pdf

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