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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 09-21-2004, 01:26 AM   #11
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It'* not the dexcool, but as I recall, a chemical reaction from the leftover 'green' stuff and the residue it leaves behind.
Ya my dad didnt know the difference and he put the green stuff in my 1999 Grand Am which of course was supposed to use the Dexcool and he mixed them and I think we had to get teh intake manifold replaced because of that. And the coolant bottle had to be replaced because it was cracked for some reason. Maybe the chemicals mixed made it bust?
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I wanted to switch to dex cool when I flush the system, and I didn't feel like paying $15/bottle for something that is going in the trash within two months [flushing before winter].


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Holy crap. Its like $6-7 at Auto Zone and $4.96 at wal-mart for dexcool.

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I went to Meijer [super walmart equivilant I guess], and they didn't have Dex cool, but they had some Prestone which was $11/3.8L. And I went to walmart, and they had dexcool for $15/3.8L. Guess crap is expensive here. Oh well, converting would have been a bad idea from what you guys are saying.


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My Alero has the 3400 and its a 2002, sittin around 30K miles right now. I added a quart of dex cool to the tank as it was low when i bought it, hasn't dropped since..
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