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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant

I am just wondering is it normal for your coolant to be clear or a brownish color. Might look brownish because it is in the bottle. Was green about 2 weeks ago then drove to Georgia last night and popped the hood this morning because I was smelling diesel fumes and noticed the coolant was not green anymore. Should I replace it or is it ok? Thanks just don't want any trouble while I am out of town.

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Re: Coolant

check you ph levels, how many miles you have on the coolant? It sounds like it burnt

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check you ph levels, how many miles you have on the coolant? It sounds like it burnt

It has been probably 40,000 since it was last changed. Should I drop it and put fresh in?

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Re: Coolant

i would, i ran oil in my coolant for close to 30,000 miles from my oil cooler blowing it didnt hurt anything. Its only 4 gallons so about $30 to replace it and be done with it. just get 2 gallons coolant, dont get the 50% coolant.

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i would, i ran oil in my coolant for close to 30,000 miles from my oil cooler blowing it didnt hurt anything. Its only 4 gallons so about $30 to replace it and be done with it. just get 2 gallons coolant, dont get the 50% coolant.
its 4 gallons of coolant or 8 gallons for the 50/50 mix afaik

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its 4 gallons of coolant or 8 gallons for the 50/50 mix afaik

I just did my oil cooler and replaced my radiator and it only used just over 4 gallons. 8 gallons?

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Re: Coolant

I've been told that brown fluid is from overheating. Where about in GA are you?

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I just did my oil cooler and replaced my radiator and it only used just over 4 gallons. 8 gallons?
Yes 8 gallons. If you used 4 gallons you replaced about half of it.

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Yes 8 gallons. If you used 4 gallons you replaced about half of it.
i didnt drain the block

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i didnt drain the block
Having oil in your coolant and only changing half of it is something less than intelligent.

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