Using Red coolant and flushing the Blue
Craig Dain Gary
cgary at psu.edu
Fri Feb 21 12:41:31 EST 2003
Here's a informative discussion about blue vs. red Pentosin coolant:
At 6:29 AM -0500 5/21/03, BriceW at webtv.net wrote:
>I am getting ready to replace the whole cooling system. I have had all
>the parts for months but have been lazy as my neck repair is still
>Got all new hoses, new Nissens metal radiator, new aux radiator, all new
>mounts for both, new expansion tank and cap, new temp and fan switches,
>I just dont ever want to mess with the cooling system again.
>Its a 13 year old car.
>Anyway I was going to use the blue antifreeze again and properly mix it
>with distilled water which I hadnt done before always using tap.
>I read on Scotts invaluable site that the red coolant is superior but
>you need to do a thorough flush with distilled water.
>I was always that once blue always blue and never go red.
>So my question is, should I take it to the dealer or mechanic who has a
>professional pressure flushing machine and have a thorough flush done
>with distilled water and then fill the old system with only distilled
>water before I do my cooling system change and then switch to the red. I
>dont think that I can do a proper flush with a garden hose. I have
>done it before but I am very leary about doing it this time if switching
>What is the exact recommended mixture for the coolant? I have been just
>doing a 50/50? I live in Kansas so the temp never goes below -5° with
>200q20v mailing list
>200q20v at audifans.com
More information about the 200q20v