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Old 06-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Antifreeze

I am flushing my radiator in my 1997 LT1. Is radiator flush necessary, and do we have to use Dexcool antifreeze? Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #2
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If your car started with Dexcool you can put Dexcool back into it. When I was at the dealership back when the Dexcool came out, you could not add it to a car with regular coolant unless you flushed ALL of the old coolant out of the system because it would contaminate the Dexcool and render it mostly ineffective. Nowadays, I believe there are Dexcool types out there that are compatible with the old coolant. Just check the coolant at the store to see if it will work with both.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #3
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I flushed the Dexcool out of my S-10 and Blazer, and put in good ole' green antifreeze. I'm old fashioned I guess. They do make antifreeze that is compatible for both though.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:55 PM   #4
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antifreeze

ive seen coolant systems that were mixed and the stuff turns into mud
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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I'm not suggesting you mix, but I don't like mixing fluids like that.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:43 PM   #6
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I put Dexcool in it. It is 15 dollars a gallan at Autozone. Been a while since I bought antifreeze.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:45 PM   #7
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dexcool = deathcool. green is good.


flush the entire system, not just the rad.
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