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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Additive

Any of you run any coolant additive? Looking for a good one for a little added protection. I was fixing the fins on my heat exchanger with a fin comb and got the idea to run additive.

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Any of you run any coolant additive? Looking for a good one for a little added protection. I was fixing the fins on my heat exchanger with a fin comb and got the idea to run additive.
Why do you want to "add" elixirs to your coolant fluid mixture? Your coolant should have all you need for your car's rad protection. No need to overengineer this Id say......
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Why do you want to "add" elixirs to your coolant fluid mixture? Your coolant should have all you need for your car's rad protection. No need to overengineer this Id say......
Why? Because I have the stage 2 kit and I drive my car like I stole it
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My intercooler fluid is distilled water and a bottle of redline water wetter.

My engine coolant is stock GM mix Dexcool.


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Why? Because I have the stage 2 kit and I drive my car like I stole it
Hmmm, what is a stage 2 kit? And still, driving a car hard doesnt matter. If your rad /system is in good shape, there shouldnt be a problem. What are you trying to cool, fox?

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Water is the best cooling capacity, of course, but it doesnt have any lubrucation either........Also, lower boiling point is not good.
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royal purple purple ice is awesome, ive been running for over a year
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The Stock coolant that comes in these cars are just fine to use, You do not need any addatives no matter how hard you drive it. The only people that know these cars better than us are those that build it and design it. If it called for a better coolant they would have put it in there. All in all the Dexacool they put in these cars is just fine. If you follow your recomended service you shouldnt have anything to worry about. I do mine once a year.



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The Stock coolant that comes in these cars are just fine to use, You do not need any addatives no matter how hard you drive it. The only people that know these cars better than us are those that build it and design it. If it called for a better coolant they would have put it in there. All in all the Dexacool they put in these cars is just fine. If you follow your recomended service you shouldnt have anything to worry about. I do mine once a year.
not necc...you have to understand...the designers didnt design the car to run like i have it setup...or alot of people have it setup, they designed it to run STOCK with what they gave it with a bit of a margain for error.

that would be like saying youve modded your 2.2 past the 250whp that the rods supposedly break at...but dont upgrade them...the engineers put those in there and so its designed to run like that..
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maybe a higher rated radiator cap could help and make the boiling temperature of the coolant higher. Are you talking about an aftermarket heat exchanger like the ZZP one ?



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never used it in a car, but I can attest that water wetter is great. It dropped my water cooled computer like 20%.

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