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Old 05-27-2007, 12:48 AM   #31
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That'* not just Dex. Someone added green at some time.
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No mater what don't read any of the articles about Dex-cool at this link?
Remember Dex-Cool with 2-EHA is good and defective radiator caps cause all the problems.

http://www.imcool.com/
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:23 AM   #33
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Anyone think at some point another type of none compatible coolant was put in there? I just flushed Dex outta my 98 a few days ago and the inside of my rad. looked new; but thatí* with a coolant flush every year in May. That stuff looks like high temp copper RTV


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Old 05-27-2007, 10:02 AM   #34
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Yup someone has mixed the Dex with something thats for sure..
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:02 AM   #35
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Indeed you did, I however WAS NOT AWARE of the 98 SE

wjcollier = 89 LE, by default...you know...

Jim I can see where you went wrong

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I wonder how can the engine pump the thick dexcool through it...you don't think the engine is clogged full of that stuff kind of like toothpaste in a tube?
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well this is just the dry nasty crusty stuff at the top...if none of you noticed, the rad is only about half full and the recovery tank doesn't contain a drop. i know there can't be that much coolant in that rad AT ALL because i was able to remove the rad cap right after i got off a high speed freeway run. barely hot. thats when i took the pics. thats basically the only reason that i havent added more is because i DO NOT want to push that..CRUD into the block if I'm not doing a flush right away. I know theres gotta be a shortage of coolant in the block somewhere. The coolant gauge never goes above normal, but when you open the hood it feels like an oven. Not like my 89 thats hot, yeah, but not like THAT HOT. I'm not quite sure what to do at this point.
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wjc, there have been MANY confused posts about which car you're talking about. By the time we get to the second page, many of us don't go back to get caught up. Why? 500-800 new posts a day.

Please make the 98 in your signature more prominent. I understand you didn't announce it, and for some odd reason, you're trying to hid it (in several posts) but it'* becoming an annoyance.
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I'm not sure what exactly you're getting at here. I mean is it a necessity that I announce everything? And the only reason one might believe I'm trying to 'hide' it is simply because I might be giving it back and so therefore did not want to have people start associating me with owning a 98 SE and then be confused all over again. Make sense?

Per your instructions, sig has been made more prominent.
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When you're a member of this Forum and you ask for help or answers to questions, it'* your responsibility to make sure everyone here knows what you're asking about whether you intend to keep it or not.

I've searched back through a few of your topics and this isn't the first time this mistake has been made by another member. And I find references to your intent to keep the 98 'quiet' for now.

This is a direct result of your secrecy or quietness, and it'* getting annoying. This is why we have every new member put this info in their sig. But it'* DOUBLY important for a veteran member who gets a different or additional car.

You have a responsibility to those that read your topics to clearly identify both cars in your sig, and clearly state which one the topic is in regards to.
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