Question about 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Is it okay to use Dexcool in a car that is designed for dexcool? What was the reason for Dexcool??
Dexcool is an extended life coolant-you cannot mix the 2 or you you will have serious issues. If you are going to switch over the the dexcool from the green you need to flush the entire cooling system.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Yes, if your car currently has Dexcool in it, you must use the Dexcool to refill it. However, there currently is lots and lots of trouble with Dexcool. In fact there was a lawsuit over the problems with it. In fact GM dealers, I hear, are doing complete radiator flushes and replacing all the Dexcool with the old fashion green stuff. If you would like to change your vehicle over, please ask a certified mechanic for more details specific to your car. I work for an auto parts store and we constantly are advising people of this Dexcool issue.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Stick with using Dex Cool. Your engine is made up of different metals and the Dex Cool has the proper protection package for your engine. The old green coolant does not have the same protection package for these modern engines. You cannot flush all of the old coolant out of an engine as there are traces that remain. Traces that can mix with and cause future issues. Best thing to do is to properly maintain your coolant level, keep air out of the cooling system, and change it out every 3 yrs/ 40 to 50,000 miles, and youshould be fine.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
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