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Old 06-07-2003, 10:16 PM   #1
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I have a 97 SSEi which is supposed to have Dexcool in it right ? Well, the color of it is pink.

Now I went to get some extra Dexcool from the store, as I am gonna change out the t-stat. And the only Dexcool I could find was Prestone Dexcool, but it is orange. It says it is used for GM cars and is Dexcool compatible.

Is it the same stuff ? Will the pink and orange mix ?

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BTW, is Dexcool really bad to get on your skin ? I mean, is it ok as long as I wash it off or should I totally avoid touching that stuff. I heard it was bad stuff.....

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How long has it been since you had a coolant flush?
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uh, I dont know. Only bought the car 3 months ago and it has done 88K miles
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As long as it says "DEXCOOL" on the label it'* fine!
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The green stuff starts to change colors as it ages. It'* possible that it is just old.
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The green stuff starts to change colors as it ages. It'* possible that it is just old.
Actually different manufacturers use different coloured dies for their product.
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