What is pink antifreeze used for?

Meeting or exceeding these particular vehicle specifications, OEM Extended Life PINK Antifreeze/Coolant provides excellent high temperature aluminum protection and extended protection against rust, corrosion and pitting caused by cavitation for all coolant system metals.

Variations of coolant/antifreeze can come in; pink, red, orange, blue, green, and yellow. This can make it confusing when trying to decide which coolant you need in your vehicle. The different colors can mean different properties of the liquid. Coolant colors yellow and red.

Additionally, what happens if you use the wrong color antifreeze? Mixing different engine coolants or using the wrong coolant can impair the performance of the special additive packages; this can result in increased corrosion to the radiator. Using the wrong engine coolant can gradually lead to corrosion and damage to the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses and cylinder gasket.

Also Know, what type is pink coolant?

Volkswagen, Audi and other European vehicles use antifreeze that can be blue, pink or red in color. Most of these are available under the brand name Pentosin in 1.5-liter bottles. The pink and red are specifically designed for alloy engines and both meet the required G-12 coolant specification.

Can you mix pink and red antifreeze?

No they should not be mixed. If you put SLLC (pink premix) in LLC (red unmixed) it can gel. You need to fully flush entire system with water if you intend to change but there really is no reason to.

Does the color of antifreeze matter?

The truth is, color is not a reliable predictor for what type of coolant you have. For example, OAT coolants are usually orange, yellow, red or purple. Then the older IAT coolant is green. Coolants that manufacturers sell can confuse matters even more, like Honda’s blue coolant.

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Can you mix different Coloured antifreeze?

You can mix two different colors of the same kind of coolant without any problem whatsoever. But if you mix a significant amount of one type in with the other type, you’re weakening your corrosion inhibitors (it happened to my brother, and look at the condition he’s in now).

Can I mix pink and green antifreeze?

* These products’ performance may be compromised if mixed with conventional coolants. Do not mix the two. It’s simple: if your anti-freeze coolant is pink, add Dex-Cool or clean tap water only; if your anti-freeze coolant is green, you may use standard anti-freeze coolant and conventional cooling system additives.

What happens when you mix red and green antifreeze?

If I remember correctly, mixing good old green coolant with red “DexCool” makes it gel up. Like the above comment said, you can try flushing it, but ultimately it may not work. You also run the risk of flushing the clot out of the radiator and into the smaller coolant passages of the engine.

Is it OK to mix coolant with water?

No! You should never mix coolant fluid with regular tap water. Tap water contains minerals that can form deposits inside the radiator and cooling system passages of your engine. This and the proper mixture of coolant and distilled water will help your car and its cooling system run without breaking for a long time.

How do I know what antifreeze to use?

Rather than open the cap on the radiator, just check to see whether the liquid reaches the “Full” line on the side of the coolant reservoir shown here. It’s part of the coolant recovery system. If the liquid doesn’t reach the “Full” line, open the bottle and add a 50/50 mix of water and coolant until it does.

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What color coolant does Toyota use?

Toyota’s coolant is pink/orange..not red, not green. The main ingredient in Toyota’s coolant is actually ethylene glycol, but with additives and no silicates, best for an aluminum radiator and heads/block. It’s OAT, Organic Acid technology.

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Is pink antifreeze toxic?

The Dangerous Pink Drink – Pets and Antifreeze. Antifreeze or ethylene glycol is a common winter necessity for many people in the fall and winter months. While it helps keep pipes and cars from freezing, it is a toxic and sometimes lethal fluid for many animals, including dogs, cats, poultry and cattle.

Do Volkswagen need special coolant?

So what kind of antifreeze do you use in your VW? It is highly recommended that you don’t use any kind other than the specific Audi/VW G13 or G12 approved antifreeze. Regular, store-bought antifreeze often has chemicals in it that can wear down gaskets and other parts in your system.

What is Dex cool?

DEX-COOL is a specific type of antifreeze, found in select brands of coolants, created using organic acid technology. The manufacturers as well as General Motors have claimed that DEX-COOL can extend the service life and function of your vehicle.

How long does Toyota red coolant last?

In 1999 Toyota and Lexus came out with their red long-life coolant, which is definitely what we want to use in these vehicles. They still recommended coolant replacement every two years or every 30k, and this is the recommendation we follow, although I’m comfortable with 3 years and 30k.