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Old 06-03-2001, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default coolant for a pre 96 s car

Has any one changed from the regular green coolant to the pink or red extended life coolant for their pre 96 s series? Are there any problems? I realize that is would be important to remove as much of the old coolant as possibe by several flushings. Also my manual calls for a non phosphate coolant. If I continue to use the green stuff the only phosphate free coolant that I can find is the one with the Saturn label at about 16 dollars a gallon which I think is way too much. Can one purchase regular (green) phospate free coolant some where for less? What about using a phosphate containing regular coolant such as prestone? If prestone etc. works well in other aluminum radiators, I would think it would be fine to use in a Saturn. I am really inclined to switch to either a regular prestone or an extended life prestone coolant. Appreciate any one sharing their expertise and experiences. Thanks.
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You can't do it, don't even try it. From the FAQs i've read if the system ever touches one or the other you have to stick with it. The good old green stuff works great, just doesn't last for 100,000 miles as the pink stuff.
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