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What is universal coolant and can you really use it in any engine?

What is universal coolant? Is it really all makes, all models? No, it’s not. If a single coolant could actually work on all makes, all models, then carmakers have wasted decades trying to find just the right coolant formula for their engines. Universal coolant is basically a scam Coolants are designed to remove heat from the engine, prevent freezing in cold weather, prevent corrosion, and lubricate the water pump. But engines are made with many different metals; cast iron, aluminum, aluminum alloys, magnesium, copper, brass, and plastic, rubber and all … Read More

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