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the pump is steel or brass impeller with carbon on ceramic seal
all it does is circulate water
most antifreeze is ethylene glycol based for the majority of cars and are green or yellow
different styles use organic acid GM ( orange or salmon color) is organic acid coolant
forums state that orange and green should not be mixed as the coolant goes to a gelatinous mess that will cause overheating by it will flush out in a professional shop
so if the antifreeze is ethylene glycol base regardless of color it is ok but if the added anti freeze was orange , pink, or salmon color , the you will have to have the system professionally flushed

Apr 27, 2018 | Isuzu Cars & Trucks

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Where is the temperature sensor located on a 2001 Lincoln LS V8 3.9 liter

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Mar 25, 2016 | Lincoln Cars & Trucks

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Why does the dealer says you must use red coolant? 2004 kia

Japanese green, Toyota red, Korean or European blue, or European yellow? As we noted, European and Korean formulas have silicates, so U.S. green or yellow/gold is all right, but it slightly compromises the extended life formulas some have. Typically all that means is: Change at 30,000 instead of 36,000 miles. The Japanese green and red antifreezes have no silicates, but they are very different from U.S. orange. If you really drain out the old antifreeze from any of these systems (thoroughly rinse the system with fresh water), you certainly can refill with a U.S. yellow/gold or green silicated antifreeze.

difference between Dexcool® and clear up some myths and misconceptions about both. This is quite a challenge because every company's antifreezes have different combinations of additives and inhibitors. I won't go into brand specific formulations but rather stick to the basic properties common to all antifreezes.
One myth is that all red antifreezes are Dexcool®. There are standard antifreezes that are red and cars that have Dexcool® will be labeled as such. Another myth is that Dexcool® is not glycol based. Not true, all antifreezes are glycol based, including Dexcool®. Both ethylene glycol (EG) and propylene glycol (PG) are used as the antifreezebase. From here the additional additives and inhibitors are added. Each glycol has supporters, although the best choice depends on the intended use. There are several considerations to be made when choosing an antifreeze, the most important being performance. In the area of performance there is very little difference in EG and PG. Additives determine most performance criteria so all coolants supplied by a respectable manufacturer will perform well. The one major difference in EG and PG is toxicity.
Because the most persuasive reason to use PG instead of EG based antifreeze is toxicity, we should discuss a little about toxicity. The first thing to think about is the difference between acute and chronic toxicity. Acute toxicity refers to toxicity that has a short duration. If you survive poisoning with an acute toxin, there are usually no lasting effects. Chronic toxicity on the other hand is something that lasts a long time. When poisoned with a chronic toxin, symptoms may not appear for a long time and they may last indefinitely.
PG differs from EG in both acute and chronic toxicity's. In antifreeze we are most concerned about one time accidental ingestion. Therefore our interest is in acute toxicity. The acute toxicity of PG, especially in humans, is substantially lower than that of EG. Propylene glycol, like alcohol, is not toxic at low levels. In applications where ingestion is a possibility, PG based antifreeze is a prudent choice. EG is the most common base used in the manufacturing of antifreeze.
Another consideration is that all antifreezes pick up heavy metal contamination during service. When contaminated (particularly with lead) any used antifreeze can be considered hazardous. Because of metal contamination many people feel that the toxicity of used antifreeze is the same regardless of glycol. This is where we look at chronic toxicity. PG is not a chronic toxin. EG and heavy metals are chronic toxins. Heavy metals, on the other hand are not acute toxins at the levels found in used antifreeze. For this reason PG based antifreezes, are much safer for people and pets in case of accidental ingestion even after use.
In many US and Japanese antifreeze formulas phosphate is added as a corrosion inhibitor. European vehicle manufacturers, however, recommend against the use of phosphate containing antifreeze. The following will examine the different positions on this issue to help judge the pros and cons on phosphate inhibitors.
In the US market, a phosphate inhibitor is included in many formulas to provide several important functions that help reduce automotive cooling system damage. The benefits provided by the phosphate include:
  • Protect aluminum engine components by reducing cavitation corrosion during high speed driving.
  • Provide for corrosion protection to ferrous metals.
  • Act as a buffer to keep the antifreeze mixture alkaline. This prevents acid build-up that will damage or destroy metal engine parts.
European manufacturers feel that these benefits are achievable with inhibitors other than phosphate. Their main concerns with phosphate containing products are the potential for solids dropout when mixed with hard water. Solids can collect on cooling system walls forming what is known as scale. This concern comes from the fact that European water is much harder than water in the US. Because phosphate "softens" water by forming solids of calcium or magnesium salts that can dropout of solution, there is potential for cooling system blockage. The phosphate level in most US and Japanese antifreeze formulas do not generate significant solids. Furthermore modern antifreeze formulations are designed to minimize the formation of scale. The small amount of solids formed presents no problem for cooling systems or to water pump seals.

Jan 06, 2015 | 2004 Kia Sorento

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What coolant to use on xa scion 05

Toyota super long life coolant or a Ethylene Glycol based -non silicate,non nitrite,and non borate with long life hybrid organic acid technology

Oct 30, 2012 | 2005 Scion xA

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If your coolant level is full the low coolant switch is probably faulty they are normaly just a float & the float might be stuck. & Coolant should be used all year round as it is not just anti freeze but is (Anti freeze, Anti boil, & acidity, alkalinity regulator.) It changes the freezing/boiling point (water freeze at o degrees centegrade & boil at 100 degrees but with glycol it changes this depending on what % glycol there is in the system. The acid/alkaline regulator is corosion inhibitor to prevent parts being eaten from the inside out (radiators, heater cores, welsh plugs etc..)

Jul 01, 2012 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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I have a 2000 VW 2.0L gas engine jetta. I would like to top up the antifreeze which is pink. However I do not own a manual and I am wondering if I can top it up with a generic antifreeze that says it is...

No problem at all the only difference is the colour ,they are all ethylene glycol with colourant ,just top it up with 100% antifreeze for good measure ,also change antifreeze every 4/5 yrs as it does build up with acid from the engine .but ignore the pundits who say you cannot mix them i do it all the time and never had a problem

Sep 07, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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What type of antifreeze for a 2002 Jeep grand cherokee

In reality you can run normal antifreeze in any vehicle. The key is to replace it once a year. The extended life coolants are supposed to build up less acids than the normal glycol based stuff does.(Especially important in engines with aluminum heads or blocks) BUT, since there is no such thing as a coolant filter, grit buildup can be problematic.
Better to drain and re-fill once a year...that way it also forces you to inspect everything for potential problems as well!

Oct 14, 2010 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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What kind of coolant does my 2003 s-type take?

the non ethylene glycol type.if its not been done time to do a complete system flush and refill.

Aug 25, 2010 | Jaguar S-Type Cars & Trucks

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What type of oil and anti-freeze does a 2002 Dodge Neon use.

Any type you want! depends on winter or summer! What weight you want A good medium would be 10 w 30

Nov 27, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Neon

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