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Old 05-09-2012, 11:50 AM
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Default something else Powderpig showed me...

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Originally Posted by corsair23
I run what was in them - I've heard the green and red don't play well together so if you change you need to insure you get completely rid of the old...True? Don't know but I'm risk adverse
Toyota Red will mix just fine with green, but you don't want to mix anything but green with your red... bad things will happen. The GM orange stuff with red will turn into a nasty brown sludge. Bleh DAMHIK... (by Squishy)

While agree with The gm or dex cool problem.
I do not agree with the Green and red mix. I did loose a radiator and a hg to this. I do not think I am the only one out there that this has happened to. If the Archives would support going back 5-6 years(on IH8MUD), you would find other that have had this same problem.
So young padiwon learner, what other bright things do you have to say?
I get that you do work for Toyota, and you have very limited experience with the 80 series, I would challenge you to present your data to this forum with regards to HG and what may or may not be the issue.
My guess is that you may be a bit young and youthful in your boost!!
Anyhow did you happen to know that in LA, back in the late 90, dealerships did have a run on HG's for the 80 series/ LX450'S?
Back in the fall of last year, I talked with a Machine shop that had indicated they would see about 1 a week for a considerable period of time(enough they invested in a puck grinding machine instead of buying shims from Toyota).
I would never mix a organic salt coolant with a silicate formula, To me it would be bad business.
Where in print can you show this to me, so my personal learning can be elevated by the written word?
When Robbie re-built my motor, I had been running Toyota red for a while, he showed me where it seemed to seep into the hoses enough to discolor the cords running through the middle of them. we had a good discussion on why it was best to put the Green back into the 2F...which is what is in there now (silicate-free)

(I do realize we've been talking about newer engines in recent threads, but perhaps a good discussion point anyway)
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacket View Post
For some reason, coolant is on my mind today. So I found this thread to pick on and bump.

What's everyone's opinion on coolant choice. Toyota Red? Green? Meh?

And more importantly - for a 40 running the original, stock radiator what do you guys like? It's currently got something green in it that the PO added.
I just fill mine up when I check the oil...
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:24 PM
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Silicate free makes sense to me.

Besides, it rhymes.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:59 PM
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What about Honda Blue coolant?

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:24 PM
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Super long life is the pink stuff, it does not play nice with the red stuff either. Go figure. Have fun figuring out what you need.
No the pink stuff is not sold in full strength.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:52 PM
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Thanks Robbie - I will use only the pink. Apparently, Zerex 'Aisan' is compatible, but it's purple, so I'll stick to just the Toyota product.
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