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new smallblock aluminum heads and radiator whats the best coolant?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 09, 07:02 PM
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Definitely not Dexcool!

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old fashioned green stuff!





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old fashioned green stuff!
Are you guys serious (no red)... Dam good post sense im going with aluminum heads.

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sic,
Any modern coolant should be fine. Almost every car manufactured nowdays has aluminum cylinder head(s) so the coolants are designed for that.

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 09, 09:26 PM
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go green- this is about the only situation where you will hear me give that advice...

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

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Been using Dex for 3 years so far, lots of cruise miles, copper radiator , alloy heads and iron block. Have not seen any internal block material issues. Yes, I know about the external corrosion leaks.

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Another vote to avoid Dexcool at all costs. The only vehicle I have with it is my Grand Prix which came new with it and every two years I have to have the cooling system flushed because it creates so much sludge. My other 5 cars, Prestone green, no problems with any of these vehicles ever and some have owned for 12 years and 160,000 miles only having changed the coolant once in that vehicle, not for sludge. I don't know why the Dexcool is so bad in a daily driver, but I don't hear too many people who like it around these parts.

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green, green, green!!
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Prestone baby!!!! No ifs ands or butts!!!!
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 09, 07:20 AM
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As long as you maintain your cooling system as it should be, then the green stuff is more than capable of doing the job. Go online and read the lawsuits concerning the Dexcool coolant. Although, some say the "Dexcool" formula you get from your local parts store may not be same exact formula as that from the dealer, but why take the chance. I use a 60% water/40% coolant mix of the green stuff and I have never had any issues. Knock on wood! The real issues come from neglecting the system. Keep it up to date and you will be fine.

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As long as you maintain your cooling system as it should be, then the green stuff is more than capable of doing the job. Go online and read the lawsuits concerning the Dexcool coolant. Although, some say the "Dexcool" formula you get from your local parts store may not be same exact formula as that from the dealer, but why take the chance. I use a 60% water/40% coolant mix of the green stuff and I have never had any issues. Knock on wood! The real issues come from neglecting the system. Keep it up to date and you will be fine.
You just made up my mine, go green-go green-go green.

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No matter what brand you use, always mix with "distilled" water as it contains no minerals. Keeps cooling systems spotless.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 09, 10:16 PM
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I agree with Dave on using distilled water with whatever type of coolant you choose.

Or you could skip the water all together and go with Evans NPG+ Coolant. (Lots of reading there.)

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If I'm not mistaken, Dexcool is a Propylene Glycol product and there are many documented issues with Propylene Glycol. The "green stuff" is Ethylene Glycol. After reading some of the horror stories about Propylene Glycol, I would be hesitant in using ANY Propylene Glycol based product, but that's just my opinion.

THE DISTILLED WATER IS A MUST!!!

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