Prestone's Extended Life coolant is a big NO-NO for my '98 CRV?

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Headknocker via, May 6, 2006.

  1. I was always under the assumption that it was fine for Hondas but now I'm
    reading that it can cause the water pump seals to fail prematurely.

    I've had in there since last June when I replaced the timing belt,tensioner
    pulley, & water pump and also backflushed the cooling system( I also removed
    the engine drain bolt). I'm now seriously thinking about replacing it with
    Honda's coolant on Monday since I don't want to take any chances.

    Any ideas on what Honda is asking for their coolant? $8-$10?

    Headknocker via, May 6, 2006
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    twfsa Guest

    twfsa, May 6, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    In Canada, I just paid $15.18 per jug for two gallon jugs. That's $13.74 US
    at the current exchange rate.

    And the stuff's such a pretty blue color...
    TeGGeR®, May 6, 2006
  4. Thanks for the replies. It's blue? I don't remember the factory stuff in my
    '98 CRV being blue. Did they change the formula or something?
    Headknocker via, May 7, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    TeGGeR®, May 7, 2006
  6. Well, I swapped out the Prestone coolant today and replaced it with Honda's
    formula. I didn't know it was a 50/50 premixed solution so I had to buy two
    gallons of the $13.50/gal ! It must be liquid gold....damn!

    Oh well, I will only need to buy one the next time(4-5 years down the road)
    since I have around 2/3 of a gallon left over.

    Blue coolant...kinda unique :)
    Headknocker via, May 10, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    Don't keep that leftover antifreeze. It will go bad just sitting around for
    four years. Seriously.

    Yeah, nobody else uses blue antifreeze, do they?
    TeGGeR®, May 11, 2006
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    John Horner Guest

    I think Volvo also dyes their's blue. Probably a different formulation

    John Horner, May 16, 2006
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