Can Dex-Cool antifreeze be replaced by universal antifreeze?
yes, but you need to get rid of all of the dex-cool first... needs flushed really really good then you can replace the cool with normall cool (green). Now there are some Universal Antifreeze that will mix with dex-cool. that coolant says on the bottle ANY COLOR, ANY MAKE, ANY MODEL....
any antifreeze should work but I would use a universal antifreeze equivelant to dexcool
The answer is no. any regular or universal antifreeze will gum up and ruin your entire cooling system when it is mixed with dexcool. If you want to use any green coolant you will need to drain and flush your your system first.
It probably called for Dexcool from the factory but you can be safe and just get universal.
Dexcool is considered a organic compound, as regular antifreeze is considered a glycol compound. They are not compatible with each other, although there are what is called universal antifreeze's available that supposedly can be mixed in either. Also as a side note, there are no official colors of antifreeze. A manufacturers antifreeze can be any color he chooses. It is up to the person to determine what antifreeze is suitable for a car or truck.
Dexcool or ornge antifreeze 5 year, red color, Hoat type, Not DEXCOOL.
Is it ok to replace dexcool with green antifreeze after the water pump thermostat and radiator was replaced in a 96 cavalier?
I WOULD . SEE " DEXCOOL CLASSACTION SUIT '. I THINK YOur MODEL IS 1 OF THE Approx. 33,000,000 From 1994-or 95 THRU 2004
It was built with dexcool It was built with dexcool
The 2001 leasable is designed to use Dexcool type antifreeze. Dexcool is not compatible with other coolant types, the cannot be mixed.
dexcool antifreeze it is orange.
HOAT (Universal) Antifreeze purchased at any Wal-Mart which is a combination of IAT (green) antifreeze and regular OAT (usually yellow, red or orange) antifreeze. Chrysler started using the universal stuff after a short experiment with GM's "Dexcool" (OAT). I used dexcool in my Intrepid because I had leftover from my Chevy Malibu of the same year because it was the same color (orange) and nothing has happened yet but the color of antifreeze is just… Read More
it take dexcool its a orange antifreeze that is approved by gm.
SEE DEXCOOL CLASSACTION SUIT" I would NOT use it.......$$$$. I HAVE SEEN THE GUNK & BLOWN HEADGASKETS................................$$$$$$$$$$
it is not mud. Most 94 and later GM'S come out with Dexcool antifreeze. If it hasn't been changed it will kinda look like mud. My recomendation would be to flush the whole cooling system and replace with regular or universal antifreeze.
It came from the factory with Dex-cool antifreeze.......added by haroldb. Don't use dexcool. Flush out your system and put plain antifreeze back in.. G M has a lot of law suits on dexcool
Any antifreeze which is Dexcool approved.
dexcool is the proper coolant
Looks like a pinkish red to me.
Was built with Dexcool
it doesen t use regular antifreeze, you have to use dexcool, its orange color
All antifreeze is universal, they all work in the radiator, they all help cool the motor and keep the water from freezing. Sorry to say but all antifreeze is not universal. You have your conventional green which is a 3yr. 36k mile antifreeze. you have your extended live all makes all modles which is usually 150k mile antifreeze. You also have your dexcool aka: HOAT (hybrid organic acid technology) it is for GM veichles 96… Read More
Dexcool is recommended.
dexcool extended life antifreeze
Dexcool is recommended.
neon green Actually, this car uses DEXCOOL, so the coolant should be pinkish-orange, unless you have switched to the new, universal neon green stuff. - canavm
Use antifreeze labeled as being "Dexcool approved". It'll typically be orange.
A 2006, Chrysler uses red, five year, HOAT antifreeze. It is not Dexcool.
Generally, you should have about a 50/50 (%) mixed of antifreeze and distilled water. GM recommends using Dexcool antifreeze. I would recommend that you use whatever antifreeze that is in there now and stick with the 50/50 mix. Take Care, Greg Also take care that if your van came with Dexcool (red in color) DO NOT add normal anti-freeze (green) to it. The Dexcool is lifetime antifreeze, and it will GEL if you add normall… Read More
It came from the factory with Dexcool. At the present there are several class action lawsuits against Gm for using Dexcool as it will get like red clay if subjected to air. I suggest you us the green antifreeze.
Dexcool or some call it Deathcool.
Dexcool. ORANGE color.
Dexcool the orange color.
Dexcool ORANGE in color.
The Volkswagen equivalent antifreeze is the RED antifreeze known as Dexcool. Do not use the green or blue or any other type or you will be looking for trouble.
You have to go to Toyota and get the coolant that Toyota makes for their vehicles, DO NOT add GM Dexcool antifreeze, it is not the same.
A 2008 Dodge uses red, five year antifreeze. It is not the same as GM Dexcool.
5 year HOAT. Not Dexcool.
Red 5 year, do not use DEXCOOL.
No. It is a HOAT type 5 year.
5 year, HOAT. Not Dexcool.
Red, 5 year HOAT. Not Dexcool.
It came with "Dex Cool" in it originally. (Red colored fluid). This antifreeze is responsible for softening the seals and causing intake gasket leaks on small block GM vehicles. Flush the dex-cool out as best you can and refill it with antifreeze that is designed to be mixed with either type of coolant. Mixing regular antifreeze with Dexcool unless it states on the container that it is intended to be mixed with it will cause… Read More
If you are using the red,Dexcool, antifreeze it is a biproduct of oi mixing with air in the cooling system. You need to get a professional to clean and flush the system. Then use the green antifreeze. There is currently a class action suit in regards to Dexcool.
it hasnt gone orange. alot of vehicles, all gms for example, use dexcool antifreeze wich is orange.you cannot mix it with green antifreeze.
unless someone has changed it your Alero has Dexcool in it. Dexcool is available at any auto parts store or Walmart.
You must drain and flush the orange before going green, and there is a chance you may not get it all. Orange plus green = sludge. It's better for the first time to drain the orange, flush the best you can, and use the universal "works with all" antifreeze. Then you can go green with any subsequent changes. You absolutely should NOT change from the orange Dexcool to green antifreeze. The green will deteriorate certain… Read More
Red 5 year. Do not use Dexcool.