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Will it hurt to flush the dex cool out of my radiator and put regular anti-freeze in it. The color of the dex cool is orange and I want to put in the green antifreeze. 1996 Lumina had trouble with the dex cool. There was a law suit going on for a very long time. It claimed that the orange antifreeze made gaskets to fall apart.

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Thats a very good idea dex cool is garbage ! and no it wont hurt at all

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