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Junkerfux
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Aug 23, 2019, 6:47 PM

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Thoughts on using green coolant after replacing late model water pump that uses orange coolant? Most of the orange will be gone anyway due to the pump replacement.


(This post was edited by Junkerfux on Aug 23, 2019, 6:48 PM)


Hammer Time
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:13 PM

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Very bad idea.

What's the year, make, model and engine size?



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Junkerfux
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:20 PM

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2014 pinto with dual rockers on the nipple of the 2 liter coolant reservoir


Hammer Time
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:27 PM

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That's not a US sold car so I don't have the specs on it. The original orange/red coolant is a silicate free 5 year coolant. Damage can be done to the cooling system when green coolant is substituted.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Aug 23, 2019, 7:28 PM)


Junkerfux
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:46 PM

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It is obviously not a pinto.

Any mechanic who thinks that it’s acceptable to substitute orange coolant with green coolant is disqualified from replacing a water pump. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are unqualified to perform the replacement, just that they would have put in the wrong coolant. And yes, this raises question about the mechanic’s skill or attention to detail.


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Hammer Time
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:49 PM

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What's this, some kind of game with you?



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Junkerfux
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Aug 23, 2019, 7:59 PM

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No. I don’t want to disclose my vehicle info. And, a mechanic wanted to use green coolant on a vehicle that uses orange coolant.

I don’t see any situation where the male model of the vehicle would matter, as it pertains to mixing colors of coolant. It seems like a bad idea 100% of the time.

Running a site without a cert (free with let’s encrypt) isn’t a game, either. Nor is asking about make and model when it comes to mixing different coolants.

This is 100% serious. No games.


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Hammer Time
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Aug 23, 2019, 8:02 PM

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Good, you can find another forum to play games with. You won't be using this one again.



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