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Re: Audi coolant
In a message dated 96-10-20 20:27:37 EDT, you write:
<< Apparently Texaco invented this stuff, as an alternative to the
phosphate and/or silicate formulas formerly used. It is sufficiently
advanced that GM specifies it for their >=96 vehicles. Due to the type of
additives in the coolant, it comes with a 5 year 100k mile 'service life',
compared to 3year, 36k miles for conventional coolants. Also claimed are
increased thermal heat transfer, decreased water pump seal wear, and better
Now, for the questions. Have we been given a viable alternative to
the Autobahn stuff? Should we all rush out and put this stuff in our cars?
I'd be leery of some local or unfamiliar brand touting these claims, but
Texaco and Prestone? Who knows more than I do about this new coolant? I'm
sure I can't be the only one to come across this so far. Perhaps a test
Thanks in advance!
Just put a new radiator in the wifes car, and added the Dex-cool under the
brand name Havoline, available for 7 bux at my local Murrays in Chicago....
I too heard that it was better than sliced bread.... Went with it, the
cooling seems to run cooler than my q ship with the same setup.... It is
phosphate free, and has the 100k guarantee as well... It is copper colored,
and from my sources (graydon please speak here too) at GM, this is THE ticket
in antifreeze protection....