It's not a cure for bad practices but it's a start. No cooling issues, no problems that I'm aware of. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. Mixing any other type of coolant or the use of non-distilled water will reduce the life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant. So is there an equivalant on the market or should I stick with the Nissan stuff.
Here's a rundown: Conventional American coolant green or gold contains silicates a long-used aluminum corrosion inhibitor and other inhibitors. The engine coolant reservoir is a pressurized tank. It's a blend of two or more organic acids, a specific class of inhibitors with slow-acting, long-life properties. Qship, glad you got one that's working for you. The life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant is 105,000 miles 168,000 km or 7 years.
We share the same passion as you! In those 18 years, and even to this day thirty years later, I've never seen a can of Honda Oil. All antifreeze contains additives to prevent this corrosion which get used up with time. Their mechanic fixed the problem probably the lower intake manifold gasket and changed the system over to standard green coolant. Nissan only uses one type. The life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant is 105,000 miles 168,000 km or 7 years. Improper servicing can result in reduced heater performance and engine overheating. At the same time, I don't want to waste money.
Anyone who has replaced the original fill distilled water with any amount of tap water will have some plus any Antifreeze that has not been changed every 30,000 miles will have some. Hybrid American coolant green or orange contains a moderate dose of silicates, plus a blend of organic acids. Here's a rundown: Conventional American coolant green or gold contains silicates a long-used aluminum corrosion inhibitor and other inhibitors. Actually, using Dexcool nowadays very likely won't result in the destruction of plastics and other materials in a car's cooling system. Real distilled water contains nothing but water hopefully! We are getting two different advice.
You can also use the button to interrupt the system feedback and. Conventional European coolant blue or yellow contains a low dose of silicates and no phosphates, but does include other inhibitors, including one organic acid. Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Not only do we sell quality aftermarket parts for your Nissan vehicle, but we develop, test and install products as well! I've found that Infiniti's recommendations for maintenance items have been a bit vague when compared to some other automakers. Description The engine coolant temperature sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. When ever the lower radiator hose is changed look inside this pipe for corrosion.
It's a blend of two or more organic acids, a specific class of inhibitors with slow-acting, long-life properties. Wait until the engine and radiator cool down. It's nothing but a sales gimmick. It has been known to cause head gasket failures when used in Ford vehicles. He says they use the Nissan fluid. Silicates work quickly to protect aluminum, but also are depleted relatively quickly in service. Aside from the limited sale of propylene glycol to environmentalists, it's ethylene glycol.
I am changing the coolant in my Nissan Xterra next week. You are a brave soul. So rather than mix two different kinds of fluids knowing that I might not get it all out, I wound up going back to Nissan. Visiting their website regularly will help you learn about these chemicals and how you can reduce your exposure to them. I was hesitant to use that in the Quest but now wonder if it might in fact be an appropriate choice.
Please don't believe the hype about coolant lasting forever again just enough to get through the warranty is fine with Nissan otherwise the replacement radiator people would be out of work. Most of you will have a lot showing the need for remedial action or a radiator - water pump is in your future. Additional engine cooling system additives are not necessary. You can leave the Prestone in all day and flush in afternoon as long as the radiator doesn't get cold as the dissolved minerals will precipitate out in cold water. I think it's up to you as the owner and I'd say to go with what you feel more comfortable with. Now all Infiniti have aluminum heads and radiators plus either a Iron or an Aluminum block depending on the model. I went to the auto parts store and discovered there are at least three different coolants sold.
Tap water varies by location as to hardness and what chemicals are added to make it clear and safe looking, spring water may be much worse but looks good. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change i. You can leave the Prestone in all day and flush in afternoon as long as the radiator doesn't get cold as the dissolved minerals will precipitate out in cold water. However, if the overtaking vehicle is. Additional engine cooling system additives are not necessary.
NissanRaceShop was created to fill the void that Nissan Dealerships were lacking. Mixing any other type of coolant or the use of non-distilled water will reduce the life expectancy of the factory-fill coolant. Any temp over 240F has already warped metal seals even 20 minutes worth. The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has established a website to provide the public with information on chemicals, products and locations often associated with Proposition 65 warnings. Serious burns could be caused by high pressure fluid escaping from the radiator. Apparently Nissan now has a new blue long life coolant that's being used as a factory fill in some cars, but I'm not sure if it's available to the dealerships yet.