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Old 04 Sep 2012, 09:34 am
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Default How to tell if wrong antifreeze is in?

I just bought a 2003 GT Turbo that had rad flush fairly recently (a couple of months or so ago) and I suspect that the wrong antifreeze was put in. How can I tell for sure what's in it? I'd rather not pay for a flush and refill if I don't have to.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 09:44 am
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I just bought a 2003 GT Turbo that had rad flush fairly recently (a couple of months or so ago) and I suspect that the wrong antifreeze was put in. How can I tell for sure what's in it? I'd rather not pay for a flush and refill if I don't have to.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 10:56 am
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I just bought a 2003 GT Turbo that had rad flush fairly recently (a couple of months or so ago) and I suspect that the wrong antifreeze was put in. How can I tell for sure what's in it? I'd rather not pay for a flush and refill if I don't have to.
Thanks in advance.
If its green. its the wrong stuff HOAT is usually red or purple :-)
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 02:08 pm
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Default Re: How to tell if wrong antifreeze is in?

I thinks it's yellow-ish. Definitely not Red. What color is the Zerex G-05 stuff? Could it be that in it? This is why I'm asking because I know the HOAT is supposed to be reddish.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 02:37 pm
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Zerex is yellow-ish. At least it isn't orange...dexcool .
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 03:02 pm
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Default Re: How to tell if wrong antifreeze is in?

mine is pink well maybe yellow pink
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 05:30 pm
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So it might be Zerex then. I wish there was a way to be sure. Would hate to waste a bunch of cash if I don't have to.
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Old 04 Sep 2012, 07:12 pm
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Default Re: How to tell if wrong antifreeze is in?

Well, there are coolant test kits to check on additive protection levels but haven't seen any that distinguish between OAT, HOAT, and conventional. Therefore, if you are really unsure, the only way to be certain would be to drain, flush, and refill. The Zerex GO-5 is $16/gallon, so, for $16 and a little bit of work you get peace of mind.
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Mopar coolant is orange, not red.

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