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Re: What coolant are people using now (no blue Saab stuff)?
Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:42:12

In Reply to: Re: What coolant are people using now (no blue Saab stuff)?, SWEDECAR [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:04:13
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FWIW GM's yellow stuff (used on '01+ Saabs) is Dexcool, which is a silicate-free OAT formulation. G05 is a silicated HOAT formula. Dexcool and G05 are not compatible. But, G05 and G48 are broadly compatible, both being silicated HOATs. The difference between G05 and G48 is the presence of nitrites - G48 is nitrate-free. Coolants are mostly moving away from nitrites as they come with some real potential issues. I personally would avoid nitrited coolants.

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