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Old 11-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dexcool?

Iím going to replace my coolant in the truck I believe they come factory with Dexcool, correct? If so, should I replace with Dexcool or something else?
Guys are telling me Dexcool is no good???

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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IMO dexcool is just like anything else. When it first came out everybody didn't like it and it isn't as good, bla bla bla. That said, I believe that dexcool is much better for all the aluminum parts in the system and you can't mix the two which means a 100 flush and a lot of work to get the old out. Stick with the dexcool IMO.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Staying with Dexcool! Thanks
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I switched to amsoils coolant when it came time to swap mine out.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ant.aspx
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I switched to amsoils coolant when it came time to swap mine out.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ant.aspx
What does a $40.00 antifreeze do that a $16.00 one can't?
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What does a $40.00 antifreeze do that a $16.00 one can't?
That's easy......with the $16 coolant you'll have $24 more in your pocket
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I have Dexcool in over 100 power units (trucks, dozers, generators, excavators, UTVs, etc...) and the only, ONLY, issue ever with Dexcool was a plugged heater core on a 1998 S15 Jimmy.
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I have Dexcool in over 100 power units (trucks, dozers, generators, excavators, UTVs, etc...) and the only, ONLY, issue ever with Dexcool was a plugged heater core on a 1998 S15 Jimmy.
was that the dexcool's fault or the fault there of the owner
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What does a $40.00 antifreeze do that a $16.00 one can't?
I Didn't pay full price. There would be no way in hell I would pay 40$ for coolant.
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was that the dexcool's fault or the fault there of the owner
32k miles and 23 months old, much younger than GMs service guidelines for dexcool. GM settled a class action lawsuit over that. Technically, it was too small of arteries in the heater core combined with thermoplastic/ neoprene intake gaskets.
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