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Antifreeze The Green stuff and thePink stuff??

#1 User is offline   CitadelBlue 

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 08:42 PM

Ok.... 2 questions about antifreeze ...... there is the GREEN stuff that's been around for ages .... and then there is the PINK stuff. What's the difference and what goes into our S2000?

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

there are actually over a dozen different types of coolant on the market.

for the S2000, stick with honda coolant.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:16 PM

yeah can you get the Honda coolant ?, it's more of a blue colour. Some aftermarket fluids have silicates which aren't good for the S2K system. My OEM rad was spotless after 9 years on the Honda coolant, I wouldn't use anything else.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:27 AM

 JFUSION, on 06 March 2011 - 10:16 PM, said:

My OEM rad was spotless after 9 years on the Honda coolant, I wouldn't use anything else.


:thumbup: Honda type2 blue is the way to go. Anything else cruds up. Especially the pink stuff. That stuff is complete garbage. I've seen it countless times over the years completely destroy cooling systems, radiators, and heater cores.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:20 AM

Is the Nissan L250 coolant suitable? I have quite a few bottles as I had to use it on my Mitsubishi FTO, standard UK coolants would ruin the coolant system. The Nissan stuff was the right Jap spec.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

the green is regular coolent
and pink/red is extended life coolent,
but go with honda coolent.

after i get another overflow tank ima have to bleed my coolent -___-
not going to enjoy it very much ):

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

I cannot find a MSDS for the L250 (although I did find some for L248), I would put almost 100% certainty that Nissan has not deviated from the Asian coolant trends of a single organic, silicate free coolant, that Toyota and Honda publically use. You should have no issues running the Nissan coolant.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:46 PM

what about the silicate free coolants that are safe for aluminum engines found in most auto stores? Are they ok to use?

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:09 PM

Stick with the OEM blue Honda, the cooling system is not something to cheapen on.
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:16 PM

What quantity is required
for a complete flush and refill ???
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:25 PM

For majority of the Asian manufacturers, a silicate free coolant is what is needed. Other salts, like phosphate, are included in the coolant packages, but due to aluminum erosion, silicate free is the critical criteria. Prestone sells a 'universal' that will probably work just fine. Would I use it and will it cause problems? No, but it isn't ideal and I'll drive to the Honda dealer for the right stuff.

If you can't make it to a Honda dealer, Valvoline has a product in it's Zerex coolant line that is specially formulated for Asian vehicles. I would have no reservations running that product.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:18 PM

mixing coolant in this day and age is like mixing engine oil.

will it work, yes. will the engine run, yes. should you do it, NO. why? they are different.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:58 AM

I'm using the Toyota Super Long Life (pink) in my S. Went thru the chemical data lists and they have the exact same specifications as the Honda Type 2 coolant. So far had no problems, but keeping my eye on it just in case it sludges up like some say. Time will tell.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 09:26 PM

I believe, including the reservoir, the system holds 6.9 quarts.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:16 PM

just buy 2 gallons

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

Use the Honda type 2 if you don't want to deal with clogged heater core and radiator.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:04 AM

Although this article was written a few years ago, I think it's worth reading:

http://www.gates.com...ocation_id=2877

Personally, I use only OEM coolants spec'd for all my vehicles now.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:22 AM

If you could see the inside of my 2002 factory radiator sitting in my basement you would be hard pressed to differentiate it from a brand new radiator. It had Honda coolant in it for 8 years, I swapped it out when I bought the car 1.5 years ago. I just put in a Mishimoto rad as an upgrade.

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