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Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

Has anyone got any advise on what coolant should be used and what shouldn't .
Engine 393 stroker chi heads and alloy radiator .
I am looking for a common brand coolant at a real price .
The common part is so I can get it all the time .So I don't have to worry about accidently mixing the coolant with another brand .
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Re: Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

You will have to be careful with what you use because both the radiator and the haeds will get what they call electrlosis? so you will need a coolant to combat that problem. Your best advice is to call CHI and ask them what they recomend. I would hate to see you ruin all your hard work by buying something cheap. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Re: Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

I run Nulon gold/premium I think it is. I've had the heads for years as you know. They've been off and inspected. There was no signs of corrosion

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Re: Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

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Has anyone got any advise on what coolant should be used and what shouldn't .
Engine 393 stroker chi heads and alloy radiator .
I am looking for a common brand coolant at a real price .
The common part is so I can get it all the time .So I don't have to worry about accidently mixing the coolant with another brand .
Thank you
I asked Norm from Aussie Desert Cooler when i got my radiator. I told him i had alloy heads as well, and told me he tells all his customers to use VN holden V6 coolant, as he has found to be one of the best on the market. I went and bought from the holden dealer.

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Re: Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

Thanks I well check out the nulon and holden vn coolant .
I have been advised to stay away from glycol coolants as this has a effect on the radiators anyone else heard this
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Re: Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

I have checked out the nulon brand and they sell a red coolant that said it is for alloy radiators and heads .
It is used for the ford and holdens that run the red coolant .
So unless something else turns up that is better looks like nulon might be the go .
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Re: Coolant for alloy heads and radiator

Buy som david grays distilled water from the supermarket. Fill the cooling system half full then add a bottle of redline water wetter. This was recomended by the radiator place i got my alloy rad from and AFD. Seems to be working fine. Been in the car for 18 months and no corrosion is evident.

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