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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Can any radiator coolant experts answer these questions?

Question 1:
Do all coolants come with inhibitor properties, Or do I need a special inhibitor coolant to obtain anti-corrosion?

Question 2:
Should I use a coolant with anti-boil properties in a stock car? - my falcon does tend to get hot quickly and takes a long time to cool down once I park the car.

Question 3:
What is the main difference(s) between red and green coolant?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:45 pm 
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check the front of the rad (behind the condenser) isnt blocked up, and swap out the thermostat. something doesnt sound right there

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:15 am 
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Would be a good idea to flush your coolant, change thermostat, and check if yoru thermo fans work.

Get Tectaloy green concentrate, cant remember the specifics, but its a concentrate thats 1L which treats 15L.
Also when you flush they make a 500ml bottle of Mukowt (much out) flush, bout $5.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:47 am 
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Tectaloy is an evil product...

If you absolutely have to use a product that has Glycol in it (antifreeze, in all premixed 'coolants') then use the valvoline G-05 gold label.

If you want you car to have the rust and corrosion inhibitors, and maximum anti boil - use Redline Water wetter! if you live somewhere that the water is likely to freeze over night, use Water Wetter and add some glycol to the mix.

'coolants' almost all contain glycol, which will do nothing to keep your car cool..

but as was said, you want to fluch your system before changing coolant, draining it alone is not sufficient, but your thermostat could possibly use some attention.

To flush out your cooling system, get 2 of the 15L goonbags of distilled water from coventrys, it'll cost you about $10. drop all the water out, fill up with water, run the car until it's hot, with the heater on high. drop the water out, repeat once or twice.
then fill with water, add a bottle of water wetter, and you won't know yourself.

i hope this helps

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:02 pm 
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Thanks matteb, do you think the Nulon coolant is good for a Ford Falcon AU ?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:09 pm 
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MaTTeB wrote:
Tectaloy is an evil product...



why?
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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:29 pm 
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I am currently using Tectaloy 60 Plus

I am considering whether to change to Tectaloy 90 or 100 Plus OR go with Nulon coolant

 

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