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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-14-05, 01:01 PM
Spud Unger
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Forgot how old my antifreeze is

are these testers you buy at the auto parts store accurate in testing
your AF? the one i have just tests freeze point.
 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-15-05, 12:01 PM
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Re: Forgot how old my antifreeze is

If it has been so long you don't remember, you should probably drain,
flush and fill with new coolant. Corrosion inhibitors do wear out and
it's not worth taking a chance.

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:55:54 GMT, Spud Unger <xxmwp5160xx@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>are these testers you buy at the auto parts store accurate in testing
>your AF? the one i have just tests freeze point.

 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-23-05, 12:01 PM
stevie
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Re: Forgot how old my antifreeze is

i have heard that antifreeze that has never been used (still in container)
will always be OK, regardless of how old it is.

is this true??
"Big Shoe" <j_shoe.removethis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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If it has been so long you don't remember, you should probably drain,
flush and fill with new coolant. Corrosion inhibitors do wear out and
it's not worth taking a chance.

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:55:54 GMT, Spud Unger <xxmwp5160xx@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>are these testers you buy at the auto parts store accurate in testing
>your AF? the one i have just tests freeze point.



 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-05, 04:01 PM
Steven Hilgendorf
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Re: Forgot how old my antifreeze is

I had about four new gallons of Texaco antifreeze that was over fifteen
years old, maybe close to twenty, and I asked the same question. I
received mixed responses and decided not to use it just in case.

My neighbor snatched it up when I told him I was going to take it to our
neighborhood recycling center. He has been using it in his vehicles
without trouble ever since. I don't go through that much coolant and
don't regret not using it in my vehicle.

Good luck,

Steven

stevie wrote:

> i have heard that antifreeze that has never been used (still in container)
> will always be OK, regardless of how old it is.
>
> is this true??
> "Big Shoe" <j_shoe.removethis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:e3cji1piefef7kbd5smfpqtgvo2sa9eskl@4ax.com...
> If it has been so long you don't remember, you should probably drain,
> flush and fill with new coolant. Corrosion inhibitors do wear out and
> it's not worth taking a chance.
>
> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:55:54 GMT, Spud Unger <xxmwp5160xx@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>>are these testers you buy at the auto parts store accurate in testing
>>your AF? the one i have just tests freeze point.

>
>
>

 
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