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Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant

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Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant

The Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant is compatible with any antifreeze/coolant, regardless of color, and it can be used in all makes and models of cars.
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Questions & Answers for Prestone Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant

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I have a Buick Car that requires Dex-Cool Antifreeze. I have one gallon of Prestone Dex-Cool and one gallon of Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze.

By mixing these two antifreezes will I get the same quality service or should I go and buy another gallon of Dex-Cool type of Antifreeze?

Thanks, Jesse
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
5 answers
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answer 1
yes

a new class of inhibitors, called organic acids. Examples of U.S. brands with these organic acids: Havoline Dex-Cool and Prestone Extended Life, both recommended for five years or 150,000 miles.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RiceBike
answer 2
Stick with the Dex-Cool. I put a one type fits all (Prestone) anti-freeze in my Cadillac and within an hour a hose blew off. It didn't overheat or anything, but the bypass hose popped off. I put the hose back and replaced the Prestone universal with Prestone Dex-Cool and have never had another problem.

One note if your GM vehicle recommends an additive use it. It is an acid neutralizer and stop leak and it really works. I don't have the part number, but it is in pill form and contains Sal Soda, Turmeric and walnut shell powder--believe it or not--and it is really is good stuff. My Cadillac owners manual stipulates that it be used or the warranty is voided. They may not recommend it for all GM vehicles. It seems that they use it for engines that have aluminum and iron combinations.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Baronbigdog
answer 3
I would/and have replaced my dexcool. I used 2 gallons of new dexcool, and I have a gallon of universal for the occasional top-off. By the way my origional dexcool lasted 10 yrs! Good luck, Donnie
answered 2 years ago
By
chchchuk
 - harrisburg, il
answer 4
I am having the leaking intake issues on a Chevy van. Don't know if I didn't replace the Dexcool in time or mixed with the extended and caused the problem. I am nursing it along and will replace with DEX-Cool when the gaskets are replaced. Why chance it. Change ALL fluids on time with the correct type and don't worry about it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Goldwing85
 - WNC
answer 5
hello jesse i ran into this dexcol issue in febuary
since you can add prestone extended life to any color coolant, id use prestone extended life, i heard horror stories of dexcol eating at intake gaskets. i replaced my gaskest and flushed system, and only use green prestone extended life. so you will know for later since your question is a month old you probably already made a desision, but if you didnt already switch to green id do it as soon as u can do not wait 5 years as it breaks down much faster than dexcool states. goo luck i love my buicks
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
sleeplessnseattle
 - bremerton,wa
Question

Is it safe to use in an ATV?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RiceBike
Question

Is Prestone Extended Life coolant ok for a scooter?

For Yamaha XF50Y.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Meltc
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RiceBike
Question

how long is extended life and is this a 50/50 concentration?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
doubleplayrod
 - south williamsport
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
says it right on the bottle

150,000 and / or 5 years

no, you are looking at the full strenght bottle; they have a 50/50 mix of coolant/ DISTILLED water in a slightly different blue cap bottle

you need to look at the labels
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RiceBike
Question

my truck uses the red colored coolant, can I use this instead?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Denise
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
From FAQ section of Prestone Website:

"Some European automobile manufacturers request that a phosphate-free antifreeze be used in their vehicles. This issue is related to the extremely high mineral content of the water in Europe. If you were to mix an antifreeze that contained phosphates with the type of water they have in Europe, it may produce deposits that can settle in the cooling system and promote corrosion. However, in North America we do not have this type of water problem. Typical North American coolants have contained phosphates (which is part of the corrosion inhibitor package) for many years. Therefore, the question of phosphates is a non-issue here in North America. Prestone® Antifreeze/Coolant is completely safe for use in both foreign and domestic vehicles. For those consumers who would feel more comfortable using a phosphate-free antifreeze, our Prestone® LongLife® Premixed Antifreeze/Coolant and Prestone® Dex-Cool® Premixed LongLife® Antifreeze/ Coolant formula’s are phosphate, silicate, and borate free. These coolants use a special chemistry and technology that extends the life of the corrosion inhibitor package so that it lasts for five years or 240,000 kms (whichever comes first), and is safe for all cars and light trucks (old or new). Prestone® Dex-Cool® Premixed LongLife® Antifreeze/ Coolant has been approved by General Motors under their DEX-COOL® specifications and is compatible with other DEX-COOL® approved coolants. * DEX-COOL® is a registered trademark of General Motors Corporation."

if your vehicle is still under warranty, though, go to the stealer-ship and get the red fluid
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RiceBike
Question

can you use this antifreeze in a 3116 cat engine

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
lynn
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RiceBike
Question

is this good for a 03 Hemi and a 2010 4.0L Grand Caravan

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Bill
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
Chrysler / Dodge products require a HOAT (Hybrid Organic Acid Technology) antifreeze. There are only 2 brands available that I have found. The first is Zerex G-05 (its in a gold bottle) and the other is from the dealer. Because of the price difference I prefer the Zerex product. I hope this helps.
answered 9 months ago
By
Larkone
Question

Is this a 50/50 pedi lured product or do you have to add distilled water?

Is this a 50/50 pre-diluted product? Or do you have to add distilled water?
asked 11 months ago
By
Rusty
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
No, this is not pre-diluted. Yes, you should add water to mix with this, not necessarily distilled water. Distilled water is typically used in servicing automotive batteries. Plain tap water is fine to mix with any coolant/antifreeze. Just make sure you know what ratio of water to anti freeze you are mixing. Typically 50% water to 50% antifreeze (50/50) is sufficient for 99.9% of vehicles in most any weather situation.
answered 5 months ago
By
Prodriver68
Question

can i use in a 05 goldwing motorcycle

asked 10 months ago
By
ky
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
Whatever fluid or part you are looking for your vehicle the manufacture has specs. Just make sure these products meet those specs. If your vehicle calls for say Dexron II then make sure you buy trans fluid that meets that spec. Many times a fluid say motor oil says it meets several manufactures specs.
answered 9 months ago
By
Goldwing85
Question

do i need to add water to this product?

asked 3 months, 1 week ago
By
a
on Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant
1 answer
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answer 1
If you are just upping the strength of what you have circulating now, you might use it straight. But it is made to be mixed with water to work. It only works when it has water to work with.
answered 3 months ago
By
azrochavoc
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