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Universal coolant?

Is it OK to use universal coolant? No. Several coolant manufacturers claim their coolant works in all makes and all models. In other words, they want you to think their product is a universal coolant/antifreeze. I’ve got news for you; there’s no such thing. There CANT be because the metal alloys, plastics and seals are different in every engine. There are many different types of coolant and each one has a different type of anti-corrosion additive. Some are good for aluminum alloys while others are best for cast iron. Still … Read More


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