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Author Topic: Replaced wp, now the temp hits 232  (Read 6232 times)

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Offline Critterman

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Re: Replaced wp, now the temp hits 232
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2012, 10:00:43 AM »
I believe 5 Years is the max life, but I would change it sooner.
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Re: Replaced wp, now the temp hits 232
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2012, 12:09:00 PM »
I beleive 5 Years is the max life, but I would have DDM, or Joe change it sooner.

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Re: Replaced wp, now the temp hits 232
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2012, 04:56:13 PM »
Don't worry, your water pump will fail before that and you will get new fluid :(

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Re: Replaced wp, now the temp hits 232
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2012, 05:11:13 PM »
:lol: Ha ha ha, good one DBGXP :yay:

But in all seriousness, from independent testing I've seen, Dexcool is a very good "long" service coolant (it's color denoting the use of a type of chemistry used to enhance its service life that differs from green (typical, 3-year, and Japanese (blue 5-year) coolant which use different chemistry as well).  But it seems to have had a bad history of associated issues like head gasket leaks initially on many GM V6s, and waterpump issues on both V6 and I4 engines in GM's lineup, and a common thread seems to be pushing that 5 year service interval.  Most of the failures rarely happen before 3 years for example if they are dexcool associated, and typically happen around 5. 

Now you have to remember, this is still a VERY small percentage of the dexcool running vehicles on the road today, but if it means flushing your coolant out every 4 years instead of 5, at about $20 a pop in coolant and distilled water or about $5/year, I consider it VERY cheap insurance.

Just my opinion, feel free to run your dexcool however long you like. :2c:
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 05:16:24 PM by Carbon Sky »


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