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Old 05-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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Well started up the 95 a couple of days ago started good then bogged down and died after 30 seconds or so. I was guessing that because it was sitting for a while and was basically on Empty that is aquired some moisture in the tank. So I changed the fuel filter added some Fuel injector cleaner and filled her up and she is back to normal. Another thing I added the Prestone Dex approved orange coolant to some green coolant was that a mistake?
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Yes. Drain the coolant as soon as possible. When Dex and green is mixed together, it becomes corrosive and can damage the engine. Flush it REALLY good and put new green in it.

As for the starting problem, how long was it sitting? It was most likely some condensation in the gas that got into the filter.
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about a month. Not to long. Okay I will flush it out on Friday I need to change all the hoses anyways. To flush use Distill water???
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It was Dex approved, but did it say "May be added to any color coolant"? Some of the new Prestone stuff will mix with anything, so see if it was that stuff. If it was, you're in the clear. If it wasn't, flush it. I use distilled water, but I have heard of people using a garden hose. If you want to be safe and not introduce more mineral deposits to your radiator, use distilled water.
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Yes, forgot to say that. If it is the mix with any color, no need to flush it.
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no the other one didnt say dex approved thats why i didnt get it. Hey you going friday ben? =)
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What'* on Friday? Did I miss something?
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