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What antifreeze do i use for 2004 town and contry? Can I use Dex cool?

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Dex cool is not meant for your vehicle. Use regular antifreeze ( not orange ) .

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

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What type of anti-freeze is recommended?


Many newer cars from GM require Dex-Cool, but if you read the labels of regular antifreeze, from Prestone, for instance, the warranty is still 5 years and it can mix with any color antifreeze.

I use regular antifreeze vs. Dex-Cool in my 1997 Cadillac Deville and, (knock on wood) haven't had any problems.

I believe that Dex Cool is a little bit more expensive than regular antifreeze.

Use a 50/50 mixture of whatever type you plan to use, though.

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I would just use the type of antifreeze that mixes with any color any type and mix it 50/50 Antifreeze to Water. You don't need to get the Dex-cool type unless it's specified and you want to spend the extra money because the warranty is still 5 years 50,000 mi. or so.

I would go to Walmart and get their least expensive one.

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Re: Dex-Cool in 1999 Lumina


The major reason for using dex-cool is that antifreeze is often neglected as a service item. If neglected, it becomes acidic over time which is particularly important with the use of aluminium in most major components which are served by antifreeze. Acid causes etching and premature failure of gaskets and permanent damage to blocks, heads and especially the radiator and heater core, which are not vert thick to begin with.
Since "normal" antifreeze acidifies faster than does dex-cool, mixing both together causes a change in breakdown rate...the more "normal" coolant added, the faster it breaks down.
Both coolants do not react chemically with each other and therefore retain the same ability to prevent boil over and freezing.
In reality, normal coolant can be used with little or no effect on components, provided that you change it every year. (that's where the EPA gets involved) They do not want people dumping this stuff into the ground, so they push for extended service intervals. Since dex cool has a longer service life, that's what they want you to use.
As far as how you chasnge the coolant, it is always a good idea to flush system during a change, regardless of antifreeze type. This removes solid particles which can plug radiator core. Radiators are much smaller than their older counterparts. Loss of even a small portion of cooling area can cause overheating. Engine running temps are also higher than older vehicles (heat=power output). Therefore most systems have a much smaller margin of error than before. What I find though is that regular flushing can also be bad for the system as the chems eat away at metal components in order to clean. I recommend regualr or dex cool antifreeze systems be flushed with water only, once a year, but retaining what you removed and filtering it through a coffee filter, using it during the year to "top off" the system. To retain effectiveness of coolant, use a hydrometer to check concentration, adding new coolant to bring reading to proper protection level.Then, every three years, do a complete chem flush and change entire batch. This keeps your system clean and the epa happy!

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1999 Lumina 6-cylinder: which antifreeze can/must I use?


If your car is supposed to take Dex-Cool, it should say somewhere in the front of the car under the hood, usually near the radiator or on it.

IF it does take Dex-Cool, do not use anything but that in your cooling system.
Mixing any other antifreeze with Dex-Cool causes them to react with each other and corrode your radiator and hoses with a rust-like material.

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