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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject:  Dexcool question... Reply with quote

...In my short time here,I've seen a few mentions of Dexcool and the options regarding it's removal. I just happened to be "googling/tooling" around,and have seen several complaints regarding Dexcool and the degradation of Intake Manifold and other related gaskets.

I know you guys have something to say on this one,so,let me hear/learn it...or if I'm way off base. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The problem was never the Dexcool, it was just the scapegoat. The real issue was shoddy intake manifold gaskets. The revised version of the gasket takes care of the problem.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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The problem was never the Dexcool, it was just the scapegoat. The real issue was shoddy intake manifold gaskets. The revised version of the gasket takes care of the problem.


So,should that now be a concern for me/something I should address?...as pretty much everything is original on this car.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Have the intake manifold gaskets been replaced yet? If so, you have nothing to worry about. If not, keep an eye out for disappearing coolant, disappearing oil or a milkshake looking substance forming in your crankcase.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Have the intake manifold gaskets been replaced yet? If so, you have nothing to worry about. If not, keep an eye out for disappearing coolant, disappearing oil or a milkshake looking substance forming in your crankcase.


No,they have not...the only things changed on this car is oil/filters,air filters,tires,and just put on an intake. Just to remind you,I just got the car,and it is just shy of 25K miles.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just keep and eye on it and know it could become an issue. If you were really adventuresome you could just replace it as preventative maintenance, but its either A) time consuming if you do it yourself or B) expensive to pay someone else.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Just keep and eye on it and know it could become an issue. If you were really adventuresome you could just replace it as preventative maintenance, but its either A) time consuming if you do it yourself or B) expensive to pay someone else.


I gotcha. Is there an A- or B+ option? lol

I'll heed your advice and ride that one out for now. thanx

BUT,do I change "coolant colors" or not?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

patyson wrote:
IffyG wrote:
Just keep and eye on it and know it could become an issue. If you were really adventuresome you could just replace it as preventative maintenance, but its either A) time consuming if you do it yourself or B) expensive to pay someone else.


I gotcha. Is there an A- or B+ option? lol

I'll heed your advice and ride that one out for now. thanx

BUT,do I change "coolant colors" or not?


No need to change colors. You can go to universal coolant pretty easily. However, if you try to go to green from dexcool, you have to make sure that you get ALL of the dexcool out of the system. When dexcool mixes with green, a white sludge forms.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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patyson wrote:
IffyG wrote:
Just keep and eye on it and know it could become an issue. If you were really adventuresome you could just replace it as preventative maintenance, but its either A) time consuming if you do it yourself or B) expensive to pay someone else.


I gotcha. Is there an A- or B+ option? lol

I'll heed your advice and ride that one out for now. thanx

BUT,do I change "coolant colors" or not?


No need to change colors. You can go to universal coolant pretty easily. However, if you try to go to green from dexcool, you have to make sure that you get ALL of the dexcool out of the system. When dexcool mixes with green, a white sludge forms.


Ok,thanx for the feedback,whitelightning. Smile
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