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what kind of coolant??/

Hi all again I am here to ask what might be a dumb question to everyone but I would like to be on safe side since I just had a friend ( seriously a friend) lol that basically put in green coolant in his truck a Chevy and his waterpump went out and the dealer told him that it was because he was supposed to use blue coolant. So I dont know how true this is but maybe you all can give some insight... lol sorry for dumb question I personally think that they are just saying that so he will have to pay out of pocket......
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That's something I have been wondering, too. I was going to search for it, but then I saw your post here.

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Thank you Speed i appreciate it I am gonna change fuilds this week end and want to kane sure that everything is right.
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Thank you Speed i appreciate it I am gonna change fuilds this week end and want to kane sure that everything is right.
I'll be swapping my coolant soon as well. I've still got the original 2004 fluids in mine. Yikes.

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(standard green 50/50 mix )Not dex or cool blue.these others do not contain ethylein glycol
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(standard green 50/50 mix )Not dex or cool blue.these others do not contain ethylein glycol
So the Frontiers need ethylein glycol, I take it.

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it not the glycol,gm rads are sensitive to it and some others thats why they use dexcool thats orange,never looked into the cool blue,.
i am not saying it needs the glycol(it does not affect it negitively,like acid)
its cheaper than the other 2 anyhow and its not special,just good ole green anti freeze

Coolant and heat transfer agent
The major use of ethylene glycol is as a medium for convective heat transfer in, for example, automobiles and liquid cooled computers. Ethylene glycol is also commonly used in chilled water air conditioning systems that place either the chiller or air handlers outside, or systems that must cool below the freezing temperature of water. In geothermal heating/cooling systems, ethylene glycol is the fluid that transports heat through the use of a geothermal heat pump. The ethylene glycol either gains energy from the source (lake, ocean, water well) or dissipates heat to the source, depending if the system is being used for heating or cooling.

Due to its low freezing point and tendency to form glasses, ethylene glycol resists freezing. A mixture of 60% ethylene glycol and 40% water does not freeze until temperatures below -45 C (-49F).[3] Diethyleneglycol behaves similarly. It is used as a deicing fluid for windshields and aircraft. The antifreeze capabilities of ethylene glycol have made it an important component of vitrification (anti-crystallization) mixtures for low-temperature preservation of biological tissues and organs.

Ethylene glycol disrupts hydrogen bonding when dissolved in water. Pure ethylene glycol freezes at about -12 C (10.4F), but when intermixed with water molecules, neither can readily form a solid crystal structure, and therefore the freezing point of the mixture is depressed significantly. The minimum freezing point is observed when the ethylene glycol percent in water is about 70%, as shown below. This is the reason pure ethylene glycol is not used as an antifreeze--water is a necessary component as well.

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Ten years after General Motors began using Dex-Cool as an antifreeze in most of its cars and light trucks, GM car and truck owners continue to complain that the coolant corrodes and clogs radiators and radiator caps, erodes water pumps, rots radiator hoses, causes chronic overheating and engine damage while leading to leaky engine gaskets.

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08 or 09+ use red coolant. Nissan that is - not sure what it is tho

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