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I got a collant flush, and I had the orange fluid, got the flush, but they changed the coolant to the green kind. Will that be a problem?

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The yellow/green kind is actually alot better. The red/orange has been proven to eat gaskets. Only trick is that you must flush all the red/orange out first. But it sounds like you did that. I'd say you're good buddy

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SOURCE: what type of coolant came in my 2005 chevy aveo?

Your car originally came with DexCool (the red/orange kind).

If you are topping off, use the same.

However, if you are completely draining/flushing the system, you may want to consider switching over to the green Ethylene Glycol type (but don't mix the two). Many folks have reported premature wear/failure of cooling system components with the DexCool.

Also, you can now buy coolant that is compatible with both (it will say so on the label).

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