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Old 01-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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After reading about the Dex-cool problems recently I checked my car (2000 ssei) and noticed that the liquid is an orange color. Is this the dreaded Dex-cool? I do not have the means to do this at my home (no garage) so I would normally take the car to the dealer. However after reading some of the posts on here it looks like the dealer would probably put it back in the car. I live in Dublin, OH about 3 miles from Intense....do they do this type of work there, or should I just take it to a Mr. Tire or a similar type garage and request the type of coolent I want put back in there?

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yes the orange would be dexcool.

I cant really answer your other questions. But with enough money any shop will do just about anything
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It'* possible it could just be Prestone (dex-compatible) but to be safe I'd get it flushed out and replaced with either the Prestone stuff or the traditional green stuff
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If you live 3 miles from INTENSE, take it in there and while they are changing the Coolant have them pump a few more ponies into it.

You are due for changing the Lower intake manifold gaskets. Do it now.
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And INTENSE has all your gaskets. I'd bet they'd be cheaper than the dealer, and I know for a fact (without question) that they know the 3800 better than the dealer.
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and I know for a fact (without question) that they know the 3800 better than the dealer.
Awwwww, cmon man!
Us dealer techs arn't all that bad! I've replaced the Bonnie'* glow plugs twice!
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Us dealer techs arn't all that bad! I've replaced the Bonnie'* glow plugs twice!
You can joke about it and you personally may know your stuff but there are some, particularly where I live that will recommend filling the SC snout with 10W30 synthetic oil.
......after they have replaced the glow plugs.
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Yeah, that'* for the rare Bonneville TD-SSEi...
I'd still vote for a trip to Intense since you're so close. It sounds like you'd have a blast meeting those guys too.
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