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Old 15-12-17, 04:31 PM   #1
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would this be ok to use http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Halfords-O...%3D&rmvSB=true

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Old 15-12-17, 07:23 PM   #2
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I have used Halfords universal silicate free OAT antifreeze in bikes and cars and it is fine, I always buy premixed coolant as it takes guesswork out of mixing. From memory it is pink.
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+1 on Halfords OAT, also called "Advanced" I think. Mix yourself is cheaper, but also buy battery water to mix it with.

Also make sure you remove all previous antifreeze with a good flushing, if switching to OAT.

It needs replacing less often, that is the advantage of OAT.
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Old 15-12-17, 08:00 PM   #4
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Whilst you are in Halfords get yourself one of these,

Halfords Antifreeze Tester MEG

Item: 527374

Halfords Antifreeze Tester MEG
1.99

http://www.halfords.com/motoring/eng...eze-tester-meg

Then you can check it from time to time
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Old 15-12-17, 08:52 PM   #5
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+1 on Halfords OAT, also called "Advanced" I think. Mix yourself is cheaper, but also buy battery water to mix it with.

Also make sure you remove all previous antifreeze with a good flushing, if switching to OAT.

It needs replacing less often, that is the advantage of OAT.
If you mix it yourself use distilled water not deionised which will corrode metal - deionised is cheaper than distilled and OK for use in battery but not in engine.
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use distilled water not deionised which will corrode metal
No more than any other water, when mixed with coolant in a sealed system.

Any clean water is fine (inc non hard tap), or make it simple and buy premix.
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Old 15-12-17, 09:34 PM   #7
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Thanks very much for the info.........
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No more than any other water, when mixed with coolant in a sealed system.

Any clean water is fine (inc non hard tap), or make it simple and buy premix.

Deionised water is unique in having been stripped of ions (positively charged particles) it will do its best to scavenge these back from any metal it comes into contact with. Safest to use premixed and save any left over for topping up system if needed.

Distilled water has just had minerals removed, so will not deposit calcium or other dissolved substances in your cooling system, but is pretty inert otherwise.
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I always make my own Coolant mix.It's not ,"Rocket science".I use melted ice from my Fridge/Freezer that I keep in old 4 pint Plastic Milk containers.Virtually ever vehicle I've owned has the same 50/50 mix so buy the none ,"Ready Mixed" as it works out cheaper.Then just use a Kitchen jug,I have mine marked@ 500 mL(half a litre) and just throw a couple of these into the Milk container then a couple of the water.

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I known several mechanics at different places that just boil up a Kettle of Water and use that but they never tell the customers

I trust,"Advanced Coolant" as much as I trust,"Advanced oil".I prefer cheap and often,better than Expensive and forgotten.

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also try eurocarparts. they often have deals on the web with codes. any longlife 'pink' antifreeze will do the job.

whats 20 over 5 years.. burger all so best getting the premix.

i live in scotland where the water quality out the tap is superb but still buy premix.
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