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Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by E Showell » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:23 pm

2006 V70 base, auto. Timing belt change tomorrow. Water pump will be changed as well. Accordingly, coolant gets drained. I won't be able to pick up Volvo coolant between now and tomorrow morning.

Any recommendation on preferred coolant? My mechanic will use universal/green if I don't supply my own coolant. I was thinking along the lines of G5. What's best alternative to Volvo brand coolant?

Thanks.
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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by abscate » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:29 pm

Pentosin blue stuff is what I use.


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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by oragex » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:59 pm

I'd rather fill with the Prestone Radiator Flush+Cleaner plus a few gallons of distilled water and drive gently for a few days, then rinse with distilled water, then fill with Volvo coolant ($25) + dw. It is a good start not knowing what was in there before. I just did this because I didn't get enough cabin heat in winter, now it blows at 180F


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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by E Showell » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:48 pm

Pretty sure I've got Volvo coolant in there now. Have to go with what's available at the commercial auto parts stores in the near term -- probably opting for G5. I don't want to put new coolant in then replace in a few weeks' time with Volvo coolant. I hate dealing with coolant. It's a feel thing. I dislike the greasy/slippery aspect of it. Plus disposing of used coolant is a bit of a hassle.


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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by abscate » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:30 am

If you have sewers most muni allow disposal of personal amounts down the drain. Check with your local muni for their regs. Glycol breaks down in a week or two.

Nitrile gloves are the first thing I put on when I mechanic , nowadays.


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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by BlackBart » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:26 pm

abscate wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:30 am
If you have sewers most muni allow disposal of personal amounts down the drain.
Ooo..not here!

Yes on those gloves. Unless it's above 85 in the garage!


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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by E Showell » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Valvoline HOAT was what was available. That's what I'll be using unless someone gives me a good reason not to between now and tomorrow morning.


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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by Rattnalle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:12 pm

My two cents: anything of decent quality will do fine as long as it's the only stuff in there.



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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by Georgeandkira » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:55 am

You can plan a timing belt change and not have time to order a jug of Volvo coolant online?



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Re: Coolant -- Need Brand Recommendation

Post by abscate » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:19 am

I won't be able to pick up Volvo coolant between now and tomorrow morning.


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