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Does mixing orange and green anti freeze cause problems

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The orange antifreeze is dex-cool which is suppose to be better, like comparing synthetic oil vs standard oil. It helps extend the life of the antifreeze. Now they have an ANY COLOR ANTIFREEZE that's green, so as long as its that type then you should be fine. It only helps extend and protect the corrosion factor of parts on the engine. hope this helps

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It will. There is a long life antifreeze on the market which will take care of it. Never mix orange and green. Gels in engine circulation... Big problem. Local auto store can guide you. If you already mixed, empty coolant system and flush before refilling

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