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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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Zerex G-05 Question

I wanted to know if the Zerex G-05 is orange and if its corrosive to gaskets and seals.

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Unread 11-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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no, its not orange, and no its not corrosive to gaskets or seals.
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no, its not orange, and no its not corrosive to gaskets or seals.
Mine was PinkishOrange when my Jeep was new. I'm still not happy with the Long Life coolants. Ford was having tons of problems with their factory fill G-O5 and just this year switched over to Dexcool...........Which I hate more than G-O5.

Any coolant will turn Acidic if not changed out on time. It seems that the LL coolants do more damage than the old Green stuff did if neglected.
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Mine was PinkishOrange when my Jeep was new.
yes, the factory Mopar HOAT coolant is a pinkish-orange color. the OP asked if Zerex G-05 is orange, and it's not.

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Any coolant will turn Acidic if not changed out on time. It seems that the LL coolants do more damage than the old Green stuff did if neglected.
yes, any coolant turns bad over time. Any coolant that is neglected loses it's corrosion protection properties, and the entire system is subject to damage. There is no issue with HOAT if you change it every 100k as directed, but classic old green won't make it anywhere near 100k...so I don't see why you think HOAT causes more damage...
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.so I don't see how HOAT causes more damage than green when neglected for the same time period.
When Green goes bad you get rust which isn't good but most of it will flush out.

When LL goes bad it eats everything! It eats Aluminum, Metal, Gaskets and hoses. And it makes a sludgy mess. Often LL coolants don't make it to 100K.

Thats my take on what I've seen at work. I've never seen a Silicated coolant(old style) do the damage that a LL can do in a short time. YMMV.

Just posting what I've seen.
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If the coolant runs low should I add coolant itself or just you a little distilled water to it?
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If your 50:50 mix of coolant gets low, you add more 50:50 coolant.
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If your 50:50 mix of coolant gets low, you add more 50:50 coolant.
My coolant is not the 50/50 mix its straight coolant
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My coolant is not the 50/50 mix its straight coolant
I hope you're not really running straight coolant, I hope it's really 50:50 that you just didn't need to add water to. Straight coolant is a poor coolant, it needs water to cool as efficiently as your engine requires. Straight coolant does not cool nearly as well as 50:50 coolant/water does.
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I'm assuming that he means that he has a gallon of pure coolant.He can either mix up a little with distilled water or add coolant this time and distilled water next time.That's how I do it.
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If the coolant runs low should I add coolant itself or just you a little distilled water to it?
Mix up one Zerex container with 50/50 coolant, and label it as such for that purpose.

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My coolant is not the 50/50 mix its straight coolant
well thats a problem.
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Zerex comes in straight coolant and 50/50 mix, I have the straight coolant. It doesn't mean I just add straight coolant with no distilled water.
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Zerex comes in straight coolant and 50/50 mix, I have the straight coolant. It doesn't mean I just add straight coolant with no distilled water.
That was totally confusing. Are you saying your coolant was never mixed with water and it's not the pre-mixed 50:50 stuff either? That you are running straight coolant with no water? If so, that isn't how you're supposed to run it... straight coolant without water does not cool well, it is supposed to be mixed with water.
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My original post is getting way off the topic here. My answer was answered!
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When Green goes bad you get rust which isn't good but most of it will flush out.

When LL goes bad it eats everything! It eats Aluminum, Metal, Gaskets and hoses. And it makes a sludgy mess. Often LL coolants don't make it to 100K.

Thats my take on what I've seen at work. I've never seen a Silicated coolant(old style) do the damage that a LL can do in a short time. YMMV.

Just posting what I've seen.
Hey Chris,
What's your thoughts on this prestone stuff? I flushed and refilled my '03 with it about 3 years ago. Life-wise it claims up to 150,000 miles/5 years. Is there anything in the '03 block/cooling areas that wouldn't play nice with this stuff? Thanks if your still following this.
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