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Old 06 May 2006, 12:07 pm
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Default Prestone's Extended Life coolant is a big NO-NO for my '98 CRV?

I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but now I'm
reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail prematurely.

I've had in there since last June when I replaced the timing belt,tensioner
pulley, & water pump and also backflushed the cooling system( I also removed
the engine drain bolt). I'm now seriously thinking about replacing it with
Honda's coolant on Monday since I don't want to take any chances.

Any ideas on what Honda is asking for their coolant? $8-$10?

Thanks!

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Old 06 May 2006, 03:43 pm
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"Headknocker via CarKB.com" <u18602@uwe> wrote in message
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>I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but now I'm
> reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail prematurely.
>
> I've had in there since last June when I replaced the timing
> belt,tensioner
> pulley, & water pump and also backflushed the cooling system( I also
> removed
> the engine drain bolt). I'm now seriously thinking about replacing it
> with
> Honda's coolant on Monday since I don't want to take any chances.
>
> Any ideas on what Honda is asking for their coolant? $8-$10?
>
> Thanks!
>
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Old 06 May 2006, 03:52 pm
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Default Re: Prestone's Extended Life coolant is a big NO-NO for my '98 CRV?

"Headknocker via CarKB.com" <u18602@uwe> wrote in
news:5fda9c5de3f21@uwe:

> I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but now
> I'm reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail
> prematurely.
>
> I've had in there since last June when I replaced the timing
> belt,tensioner pulley, & water pump and also backflushed the cooling
> system( I also removed the engine drain bolt). I'm now seriously
> thinking about replacing it with Honda's coolant on Monday since I
> don't want to take any chances.
>
> Any ideas on what Honda is asking for their coolant? $8-$10?
>




In Canada, I just paid $15.18 per jug for two gallon jugs. That's $13.74 US
at the current exchange rate.

And the stuff's such a pretty blue color...

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Old 07 May 2006, 12:32 am
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TeGGeR® wrote:
>> I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but now
>> I'm reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail

>[quoted text clipped - 7 lines]
>>
>> Any ideas on what Honda is asking for their coolant? $8-$10?

>
>In Canada, I just paid $15.18 per jug for two gallon jugs. That's $13.74 US
>at the current exchange rate.
>
>And the stuff's such a pretty blue color...
>


Thanks for the replies. It's blue? I don't remember the factory stuff in my
'98 CRV being blue. Did they change the formula or something?

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Old 07 May 2006, 08:29 am
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"Headknocker via CarKB.com" <u18602@uwe> wrote in
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> TeGGeR® wrote:
>>> I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but
>>> now I'm reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail

>>[quoted text clipped - 7 lines]
>>>
>>> Any ideas on what Honda is asking for their coolant? $8-$10?

>>
>>In Canada, I just paid $15.18 per jug for two gallon jugs. That's
>>$13.74 US at the current exchange rate.
>>
>>And the stuff's such a pretty blue color...
>>

>
> Thanks for the replies. It's blue? I don't remember the factory stuff
> in my '98 CRV being blue. Did they change the formula or something?
>



Yes.

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Old 10 May 2006, 01:52 pm
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TeGGeR® wrote:
>>>> I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but
>>>> now I'm reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail

>[quoted text clipped - 9 lines]
>> Thanks for the replies. It's blue? I don't remember the factory stuff
>> in my '98 CRV being blue. Did they change the formula or something?

>
>Yes.
>


Well, I swapped out the Prestone coolant today and replaced it with Honda's
formula. I didn't know it was a 50/50 premixed solution so I had to buy two
gallons of the stuff.....at $13.50/gal ! It must be liquid gold....damn!

Oh well, I will only need to buy one the next time(4-5 years down the road)
since I have around 2/3 of a gallon left over.

Blue coolant...kinda unique

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Old 10 May 2006, 06:40 pm
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"Headknocker via CarKB.com" <u18602@uwe> wrote in
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>
> Well, I swapped out the Prestone coolant today and replaced it with
> Honda's formula. I didn't know it was a 50/50 premixed solution so I
> had to buy two gallons of the stuff.....at $13.50/gal ! It must be
> liquid gold....damn!
>
> Oh well, I will only need to buy one the next time(4-5 years down the
> road) since I have around 2/3 of a gallon left over.




Don't keep that leftover antifreeze. It will go bad just sitting around for
four years. Seriously.



>
> Blue coolant...kinda unique
>



Yeah, nobody else uses blue antifreeze, do they?


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Old 15 May 2006, 11:11 pm
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TeGGeR® wrote:

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> Yeah, nobody else uses blue antifreeze, do they?
>
>


I think Volvo also dyes their's blue. Probably a different formulation
though.

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