Coolant Color in Audis... A Freakin' Survey!
davekase at pdqlocks.com
Sun Jun 18 13:19:36 EDT 2006
I agree with Tom. I have been using it (Prestone orange) in 3 different
Audis plus two Jeeps and two Chrysler minivans (what was I thinking)
with a combined total of over 250k miles. Not a single problem or even
sign of sludge.
TooManyAudis at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 6/13/2006 4:35:50 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>brett at cloud9.net writes:
>Note how virtually every other hit is about problems or lawsuits...
>Umm, not to be cynical, but it appears that those hits are to websites that
>either link to Class Action Lawyers or are part of the Lawyers' websites
>I think you need to take into account the way that google ranks pages. The
>lawyers know how to get their pages as high up on the charts as possible
>(multiple links to information pages, of which these article certainly classify).
> It's a freakin' conspiracy, involving link-backs and other
>Now, let's do an unscientific survey... Who runs the Prestone orange in
>their Audi? How many miles have you run this coolant? And, What problems have
>you had that are coolant-related?
>The Prestone Orange Extended Life Coolant was not always "Dexcool Approved".
> Soooo... this has me thinking that with all the different brands of
>"Dexcool Approved" Coolants out there, that perhaps there is variation in the
>formulation. And, Prestone and the others took their different formulations to GM
>to get GM's Dexcool stamp of approval.
>I'll bet the original equipment Dexcool Coolant differs in some way from
>these aftermarket suppliers, and that is what's causing the problem. Engine
>internals may also have something to do with it. Hell, maybe the intake
>manifolds are crap, and that's what the real problem is. I failed to see any
>reference to any vehicles other than GM products which were factory filled with
>this mystery 150k mile Dexcool Coolant.
>If there are any reports of Preston Orange coolant failures in a
>reasonably-maintained Audi, I'll put a Fram oil filter on my car at the next oil change.
>Show me a problem, any problem with a reasonably-maintained Audi using
>Prestone Orange, or stop spewing the party line of Class Action Lawyers.
>91 200q20v for sale - Orange Coolant fine, Throwout bearing not so good...
>88 80q -- 150k on the orange stuff, which replaced the green stuff before it.
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