Tue Aug 26 18:50:57 PDT 2008
instead its aluminum/aluminum... Big difference....
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
cobram at juno.com
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2009 12:04 AM
To: toml99 at todomundo.com
Cc: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Who's had a bad had gasket?
Anything but the run of the mill green (blue or whatever), safe for
aluminum coolant is a waste of money. This was beaten to death on the
main list a while back, with a resident industrial chemist explaining it.
I've been running the "evil green" Prestone in all my Audi's (including
2 V8Q's) for over 2 decades now (starting with my '84 5KS and lesser '82
5K before that), if something was going to happen, I figure it should
have by now.
Never had a head gasket problem on any of them. Any engine that starts
blowing head gaskets en mass is a design, manufacture or material flaw,
"God's a kid with an ant farm. He's not planning anything."
"toml99 at todomundo.com" <toml99 at todomundo.com> writes:
> Hey, was just thinking about stuff, and was wondering on a percentage
> base, who's had a head gasket problem?.....Most steel block/aluminum
> head cars have issues around 150K, and was reading on the Saab site
> tonight that many are going to a phosphate-free type of coolant.
> Pearl car still has the green coolant in it(evil), and plan to fix
> that this weekend. Don't hear of a lot of people complaining of
> gasket issues with the v8....(good thing). With a properly
> maintained car, who's had a head gasket issue?.....Just looking for
> another reason to validate our obsession.........Tom
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