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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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Posts in this Thread:
- What coolant are people using now (no blue Saab stuff)?, Craig, Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:10:07
- DexCool, John Fitzgerald , Sun, 8 Jul 2018 13:55:52
- Mercedes Blue G48 in the Viggen, MI-Roger , Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:57:16
- Re: What coolant are people using in newer Saabs?, JimBlake , Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:30:26
- Re:ethylene glycol, don't overthink it. n/m, Tom G , Wed, 27 Jun 2018 06:40:08
- Re: What coolant are people using now (no blue Saab stuff)?, Craig, Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:07:31
- Re: What coolant are people using now (no blue Saab stuff)?, Justin VanAbrahams , Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:31:49
- Re: What coolant are people using now (no blue Saab stuff)?, SWEDECAR , Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:04:13
- Zerex G-05, Bill Homer, Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:13:36
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