Antifreeze types - Land Rover Forums - Land Rover Enthusiast Forum
 

Go Back   > >

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-20-2011, 05:23 PM
kenk's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jamestown, N.Y.
Posts: 1,075
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Antifreeze types

OK, i know dex-cool is very naughty, and I want to ditch it. I thought I remember reading where there is another long-life coolant almost as bad, but can't remember which.

I see Peak Global on here alot, so assume that must be ok, what about other extended life's like prestone, havoline, etc ??
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-20-2011, 05:32 PM
vandev's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,097
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default try this one

BMW blue...$30.00 for a gallon..only $10.00 more than the orange crap that screws up your truck....Thats what i am using now...

Chris
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-20-2011, 06:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 676
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The coolant that I recommend is Peak Global Lifetime. It comes in a gold container and is available at Walgreens. It is better than the one that comes in the blue container.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-20-2011, 08:20 PM
Spike555's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 26,212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 15 Posts
Default

No matter what you use just change it every 2 years.
But dont use Dex-Cool no matter what.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-21-2011, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Dang, I just realized yesterday that's what's in mine. How do I go about flushing my system out?...and how much is this going to cost me?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Spike555's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 26,212
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Remove the lower radiator hose and drain the system.
Refill with water.
Idle engine with the heater on HOT for 15 min.
Shut it off and let it cool for 20 min.
Drain, repeat until nothing but clear water comes out.
Then refill with 2 gal of premixed engine coolant, bleed the system of air and you are done.
Total cost is 2-3 hours of time and $20-30 depending on the price of coolant.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Disco Mike's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 25,712
Thanks: 0
Thanked 33 Times in 28 Posts
Default

Peak is great, also add a bottle of either Water Wetter or Purple Ice to your coolant for better heat distribution.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-21-2011, 03:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Awesome! I'll add that to the list of things to do. Thanks a lot guys
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-21-2011, 05:05 PM
kenk's Avatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jamestown, N.Y.
Posts: 1,075
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disco Mike View Post
Peak is great, also add a bottle of either Water Wetter or Purple Ice to your coolant for better heat distribution.
Thank you for reminding me, I almost forgot that
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-26-2011, 11:45 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Western NY
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

What is the safest way to dispose of the drained Dex-cool?
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drivetrain Fluid Capacities and Types Needed s10lowrider1994 Discovery I 6 10-16-2011 10:40 PM
I found two types of Abs Modulator switch's need help? X53Gunner Discovery II 1 05-09-2011 08:19 PM
roof types ajh Defender 0 11-05-2008 04:23 PM
Does anyone know what bulb types...... riggskwong41 Discovery II 2 10-14-2008 12:24 AM
Types of brakes OxyCoRover Discovery II 3 02-19-2008 02:32 PM


Tags
antifreeze, coolant, discovery, extended, fluid, global, havoline, ii, land, life, lifetime, long, oil, peak, radiator, rover, type, ujoint

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.


LAND ROVER and its logo are the registered trademarks of Land Rover. Land Rover is not affiliated with LandRoverForums.com.