View Full Version : Coolant type?

09-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Well I got everything replaced and the new aluminum radiator installed. I was wondering what type of coolant I should use. I heard bad stuff about dexcool causing head gaskets to go bad so don't really want to use that. Can I just get any aluminum radiator compatible coolant? Any recommendations?

09-18-2010, 08:25 AM
I just put in the regular prestone along with two bottles of redline water wetter and havent looked back since,No problems, no heat issues and nice bright green coolant.

09-18-2010, 08:32 AM
Dexcool caused problems with intake gaskets, but not any head gasket issues that I have heard of.

Dexcool has been reformulated and is good to use now, but... having said that, I just stick to regular Prestone or Peak stuff.

I have heard excellent things about the water wetter and I will definitely look into that stuff as well.

09-18-2010, 09:54 AM
You guys just use the 50/50 mix? It can get pretty cold here during the winter, not that I'll be driving it or anything but just want to be safe.

09-18-2010, 10:02 AM
I used the 50/50 mix.