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anti freeze
« on: 02 April 2018, 23:40:05 »

I have just acquired an Opel 2.5 DTI with BMW engine Y25DT uplift which clearly may not have the same spec antifreeze as the normal red Vauxhall, or at least I am not sure but wouldnt it follow BMW line in antifreeze.
Anyone know if this has been posted somewhere before or alt' an answer
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #1 on: 03 April 2018, 00:44:32 »

Bmw uses blue antifreeze, not red :y
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #2 on: 03 April 2018, 12:33:59 »

if your not sure what anti freeze is in ,be very careful
you can't mix pink with blue antifreeze
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #3 on: 03 April 2018, 18:00:08 »

if your not sure what anti freeze is in ,be very careful
you can't mix pink with blue antifreeze
That's not true. Yellow - the original long life - cant be mixed. Red usually can, but read the instructions.
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #4 on: 03 April 2018, 18:53:13 »

Drain out what's in there, flush out, re-fill with new anti-frezzee, of your choice, using distilled water to mix to 50%>.

So buy a 10L drum of distilled water, give 5L to wife for the iron, tip 5L anti-frezzee into your 10L drum, sorted.
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #5 on: 03 April 2018, 18:55:17 »

if your not sure what anti freeze is in ,be very careful
you can't mix pink with blue antifreeze
That's not true. Yellow - the original long life - cant be mixed. Red usually can, but read the instructions.
I did not say anything about "yellow" , or purple or green or rusty brown water
you should not go by colour as a definitive method of what anti freeze type it is 
but mixing oat (pink /red usually) with blue (silicate ) has heen well documented to form gel /cause problems
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #6 on: 03 April 2018, 18:57:10 »

Drain out what's in there, flush out, re-fill with new anti-frezzee, of your choice, using distilled water to mix to 50%>.

So buy a 10L drum of distilled water, give 5L to wife for the iron, tip 5L anti-frezzee into your 10L drum, sorted.

That's what i'd do  :y :y
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #7 on: 03 April 2018, 22:35:53 »

My '99 TD (2.5 BMW engine) had red from new, and is what I always used. :y
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #8 on: 04 April 2018, 19:16:08 »

you should not go by colour as a definitive method of what anti freeze type it is 
Very true :y

but mixing oat (pink /red usually) with blue (silicate ) has heen well documented to form gel /cause problems
Feel free to re-read my comments, particularly the last bit - "read the instructions".

Most Pinks, including GMs Dexcool, can be mixed.  That was not the case in the late 90s when the first 5yr antifreezes came along. But always best to flush/refill to take advantage of the improved life.
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Re: anti freeze
« Reply #9 on: 04 April 2018, 21:49:58 »


Feel free to re-read my comments, particularly the last bit - "read the instructions".


Feel free to re-read my comments, particularly the first bit
if your not sure what anti freeze is in ,be very careful

the instructions for the anti freeze in the second hand car will be long gone ,

even if the seller said what type he used , can you trust his word  :-\

I think we're both singing from the same hymn sheet  ;D

just pointing out there's more to anti freeze chemistry  than "just top it up ,it'll be fine"

this is a great forum , i'm learning lots  :)

If in doubt ,flush it out ,  replace it all , to avoid a fall  :D



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