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Re: "Orange Stuff"

> On Sun, 20 Oct 1996 PDQSHIP@aol.com quoted:
> >  phosphate and/or silicate formulas formerly used.  It is sufficiently
> >  advanced that GM specifies it for their >=96 vehicles.  Due to the type of
> hahahahahaha  Sorry, but "sufficiently advanced" and "GM" don't really 
> belong in the same sentence.  It is true though that the new Cadillacs at 
> least are using the "orange stuff."  I don't know much more than that, 
> but ther is a real motorhead across the cube divider from me who works in 
> powertrain cooling, so I'll ask him tomorrow if he's in the office.

My 96 Chevy S-10 has it specified.  Owner's manual says 100k.  Yeah, if
it doesn't leak all over the driveway first.

BTW: I had the Prestone in my 5k until the dealer (don't say it) put some
green stuff in.  Cooling seems to be improved with whatever they used.
They also declared my radiator dead... well, the other local dealer
declared my clutch dead 12k miles ago and it's still going strong,
so I reckon I have at least 10k to go before needing a new radiator.
Yes I have a very minor leak at the seam.  The coolant they saw was from
the little hose that goes from the coolant tank to the radiator.
The clamp wasn't clamping very well and...