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Old 05-26-2007, 09:36 PM   #21
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It'* a 98 which would explain the Dex.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:37 PM   #22
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Ya, I just realized that fact.
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Jim, jim, jim jim....In my SECOND sentence of the first paragraph, I clearly stated 98 SE :P

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Just want to be clear. When replacing the coolant, do I absolutely HAVE to use that $10/gal Prestone LL Dex compatible stuff? Or can I just use regular green stuff? I mean, You gotta do what you gotta do, but I'm likin the idea of just giving it BACK right about now.
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Indeed you did, I however WAS NOT AWARE of the 98 SE

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That'* very odd. I don't think you can blame that 100% on just dex. There'* something else seriously wrong there. My truck is an 00 and has never had a flush ...it'* running on it'* original dex cool until probably tomorrow when I can finally get some maintenance done. It looks nothing like that...it'* got a little sludge around the edges..but not ....THAT....
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looks to me like somebody just used water all the time.
very rusty color. John, are you sure that car is not or wasn't a rental car?
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looks to me like somebody just used water all the time.
very rusty color. John, are you sure that car is not or wasn't a rental car?
thats what i was gonna say.
looks more rusty to me
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looks to me like somebody just used water all the time.
very rusty color. John, are you sure that car is not or wasn't a rental car?
oh. hahah, funny you should mention that. it was a rental actually. thats precisely what it was.

Edit: what you mean is not it would be impossible! its 9 years old!
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Dex looks like that when it gets bad enough. I saw it before on the internet in a 4.3 Blazer. Looked EXACTLY like that did. I would strongly advise getting that fixed ASAP, because the article i read lead to water pump failure, serious radiator damage, hose damage, and various other damages.
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Well I KNOW it leads to WP failure, thats why I'm almost ready to spend my money on it AND maybe give it back. I've been told so much has been done to this car such as a full cooling system flush 15k ago, yada yada yada. Apparently not.
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