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Old February 26th, 2014, 02:02 PM   #21
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Dexcool is the devil.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #22
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What kind of vehicle? Chrysler uses a orange coolant but it is not DexCool.

Best thing you can do if you have DexCool (or any other really) is to make sure it does not get low and the radiator cap is in good condition.
2006 Chevy 2500hd Duramax. I just use the dexcool because it's for GM vehicles. That's the only thing i follow that is GM recommended though
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Old February 26th, 2014, 09:23 PM   #23
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I run the brown coolant in my Wrangler.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 03:54 AM   #24
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Put the yellow stuff in last night. Ready to roll.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #25
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2006 Chevy 2500hd Duramax. I just use the dexcool because it's for GM vehicles. That's the only thing i follow that is GM recommended though
its fine as long as you change it at recommended intervals
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Old March 10th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #26
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I've always been told and taught never to mix different colors, and to completely stay away from the orange. I've personally seen horror stories about it turning to peanut butter over a a year-ish.

Unless your driving a high end vehicle, just stick with the good ol' green stuff
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Old March 10th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #27
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its fine as long as you change it at recommended intervals
This

GM has been using dex-cool for a long time without issues, got a bad rap in the early years but really is as good as any of the others anymore.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 02:21 PM   #28
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Last year I flushed chunks of dex cool out of a plugged heater core
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Old March 16th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #29
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its fine as long as you change it at recommended intervals
Chuck the yellow, orange, blue, and purple. Flush in October and April filling with Green, distilled water, and be happy.

This thread explains it very well, with the last post being the best part.
http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=258084
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