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Old 11-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #21
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The OAT and HOAT based inhibitors are plasticisers and will slowly delaminate the seal. DexCool contains the most aggressive plasticiser. This is the inhibitor to avoid as it is in several different colors and brands. 2-EHA (which stands for 2-ethylhexanoic acid, you will find it listed on the back of the jug if it is in the mix.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #22
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The 4 year old (I'll have to go check) thermostat I got from Autozone (85 celcius and made in Germany) is still hanging in there.
Just checked my log book. Mine was replaced in January of 2008 (approaching 5 years) and the odometer was at 91,026 (currently at 177,426).

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:39 AM   #23
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details?
yeah really; this time I'm using Xerex G-05 in my Saturn, will it be okay?

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Will be fine.

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Will be fine.
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