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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:30 am 
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I use Nulon long life in every car.

Don't use the cheap concentrates.


+1. Nulon long life is good stuff.

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Ok then Nulon it is, i used to use tectalloy but have also heard some bad stories about it. i know the s**t ford use isnt much.
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Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 pm 
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The penrite extended longlife is really good... the pink stuff... amazing stuff...

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:17 am 
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Bought my Nulon longlife concentrate coolant today. Will give the FG a birthday over the next couple of days and get that s**t that Ford put in out of the cooling sysytem.
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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:45 pm 
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The real drama with changing coolants is not flushing them out and mixing them. I used to just top up with prestons yellow antifreeze, safe to mix with all coolants. Now I just do full flushes and top ups with nulon & royal purple. Can't find the prestons concentrate anywhere anymore.

The key to this story for an everyday car is finding one thats compatible with alloy, that's about it.

And in reply to phongus, I've run water to with no problems, the only time you really need antifreeze, is when it's cold & risk pre-start freezing. If your boiling coolant under normal conditions then something is wrong. Anti boil just gives you a bit more of a safety margin but the glycol also retards the coolants ability to disperse heat so it's a false safety.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Coolant flush and change done. Now running Nulon longlife concentrate. Woohoo!
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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Howdo you get the drain plug out!!!! It's driving me nuts

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Howdo you get the drain plug out!!!! It's driving me nuts

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Just undo the bottom radiator hose. Sometimes taking the drain plug out can cause problems because you disturb the seal and it will keep dripping.

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Just had a look and its got special hose clamps they have a round head on it so can't use screw driver or a rachet :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:04 pm 
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They are normal hose clamps with little metal covers on them covering the screw. Get the pliers around them and pull them of sideways. :)

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Okay did it all but I think the hose leaks now its fine on idle but I backed it out the drive way and just as it slopes there was a wet patch there as I was coming back in

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:21 pm 
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It could be old coolant still drying. Check it again after it all dries. It may need to be nipped up a little.
But dont go too tight or you could crack the radiator tank.

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:16 pm 
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What mixture ratio do yous run with nulon concentrate?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:59 pm 
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You guys are all gonna bag the crap out of me, but I"ve been running nothing but WATER in my cars for years. As long as you change it OFTEN, and keep the level good, I've never had an issue, I've always generally had a minor water leak though, I think when I seal all my water leaks, I'll run coolant, but with plenty of changes and flushes, I've had no issues running WATER.

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