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 Post subject: best coolant
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Everyones going to have an opinion here, so here it goes. What is the best coolant to use in an I6 4.0 engine. The FG is due for a change and wondering what to use. dont have much faith in the ford product judging on what my overflow bottle looks like so i am looking for other options.
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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Ive been using Nulon with the correct mix ratio. Ive been happy with it. :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:17 pm 
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I use nulon with royal purple ice.

I'll pose another question: How many people with alloy radiators use de mineralised water?

 

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Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution.

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:59 pm 
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I use Nulon long life in every car.

Don't use the cheap concentrates.

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:32 am 
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so far Nulon seems like the go, any other takers.......?
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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:49 pm 
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yep, i always use the nulon longlife concentrate aswell....
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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:12 pm 
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The repco brand concentrate does me just fine and 20 per cent cheaper than the Nulon(plus I get the 15 percent discount from NRMA roadside assist and now RACQ)although I found their thermostats to be a bit of a hit and miss(some opened at 100 deg, others opened at 109 deg!!). You have to be careful of who is actually making the stuff and really, do you know what is in it. All the brands have changed so much over the years and I am baffled at what to use in coolant/oils/filters nowadays...

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Can the small 1 litre bottle be used in e eseries ? It's really concentrated . Only $16 . Used in vx commodores . Makes 20L.

My coolant only got changed recently and I only need a top up . But ill have to empty it all to get the ratio correct . Just curious as to why we can't use it . Was told its not recommended .

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I think the brand is tecalloy . It's green .

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:16 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
I think the brand is tecalloy . It's green .

yup me too...

Tectalloy GOLD is the brand & its really green.
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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:30 pm 
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tectaloy.... was using the stuff for years, regardless of the advice to stay away from it. Now i agree........... Nulon Long Life coolant from now on !!
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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:38 pm 
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NULON!

 

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 Post subject: Re: best coolant
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:51 pm 
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I run Nulon...can't remember which one but it has served me well. I never had issues running just De-ionised water though...did that for 3 years.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:16 pm 
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thanks phong, I changed my ute over using it and the radiator split the brazed joints shortly after. Shortly after that I read that it's bad for ally systems. Not stating facts just asking for experience.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:52 pm 
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The repco brand concentrate does me just fine and 20 per cent cheaper than the Nulon(plus I get the 15 percent discount from NRMA roadside assist and now RACQ)although I found their thermostats to be a bit of a hit and miss(some opened at 100 deg, others opened at 109 deg!!). You have to be careful of who is actually making the stuff and really, do you know what is in it. All the brands have changed so much over the years and I am baffled at what to use in coolant/oils/filters nowadays...

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I believe thats the same as Calibre (Super Cheap). If so, it is made by Nulon.

Nulon is definitely the go. Those "1L = 20L concentrates" are weak as piss.
Have a read of the bottles, Nulon 100% con = 1080g ethylene glycol per litre vs Cheap 1L = 300ish.

 

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