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Old 10-04-2012, 01:16 PM   #16
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Don't know for sure.

From your prev. post I'm guessing it's the yellow E.L. you mentioned, and that should be a non-silicate type that would be equivalent.

Haven't heard of issues from mixing those types in different brands, as opposed to many stories (including Trucking industry articles and car magazine articles) of problems from mixing between green silicate types, E.L. coolants, and the GM orange coolant. Mixing between those types apparently can cause a gel like precipitant that can clog passages causing overheating.

Same type in different brands SHOULD be a non-issue, but with so many types available and labeling often being a bit confusing I try to avoid mixing at all - small amounts left from changing the entire system being unavoidable.
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