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Old 01-15-2004, 00:06   #1 (permalink)
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The best coolant?

Chaps,

I've been studying up on coolant technology, and found a product used in Mercedes Benz cars called Glysantin G-05.

Well it is sold in the USA by Valvoline as Zerex G-05, and now Valvoline in Horsetralia is selling a G-05 coolant which is the same stuff (developed in Germany by BASF chemicals and licenced to them).

So if you want a good low silicate coolant that won't chew out your water pump seals, lasts a long time, will protect aluminium, Valvoline G-05 is the stuff.

I sent Valvoline an email about this, and yes, it is the same stuff as the Glysantin G-05.


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Ahh thats what we use at work !! I use too ....
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Old 01-15-2004, 03:51   #3 (permalink)
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Had a mate who swore by the Merc coolant as the best you could get. Thought he was full of it, guess he was right after all!
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Don't suppose you know where it is sold, or is it available everywhere Valvoline stuff is sold?
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Excellent work there , i ve been wondering for a while what the best stuff is

Do you have an approx price
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Excellent research! Thanks mate! Now please let us in on where we can get some adn how much coz a while ago I was thinking the green stuff Ford use is the good stuff!!!
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Re: The best coolant?

Well i was in kmat today and found the coolant we are talking about its in a gold 2.5L container of concentrate and is priced at $25 per bottle

The specs off the back say that with a 103kpa cap pressure the following mixtures are reccomended

70% G-05 / 30% water------136 degree celcius boiling point
60% G-05 / 40% water------132
50% G-05 / 50% water------129, This was the advertised mixture

Comes with a 5 year advertised protection life span


That means to fill the average falcon (15L) it will cost

70%---- $125 (5 bottles)
60%---- $100 (4 bottles)
50%---- $75 (3 bottles)

Plus if you use spring or demineralized water add another $5-$10

Plus a top up bottle if you need it which is another $25, and if your putting it in an older car i would want my radiator flushed first

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i just let ford fill up my coolant when i take my car in for a service
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Re: The best coolant?

Thought you said it was concentrate, so why are you filling the radiator with it as a premix?
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Re: The best coolant?

I never said it was premix. On the bottle is says "Concentrate" (You can see it in the first 2 pics)

If i could find it in (a real concentrate version) maybe i would buy some (And yes i do know what the differance between premix and concentrate is)

But that is all there was

Look at their website, it is an premixed form there as well, in a clear container (Not Gold)

http://www.valvoline.com.au/products...at2&category=C
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