What type of coolant in our car? - AcuraZine Community

Go Back   AcuraZine Community > AcuraZine TL/TLX Community > Second Generation TL (1999-2003)
Log In 

What type of coolant in our car?

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-2005, 09:22 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Age: 32
Posts: 408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What type of coolant in our car?

Just wondering, since somehow i misplaced the manual. I know i know.. its a newb question, but can someone answer it???
hangbok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 09:45 AM   #2
I=X - optomos
 
optomos's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ATL
Posts: 1,173
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
50/50 premixed.
optomos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 10:03 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,744
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Also use the honda fluid, it cost more like $14/gallon but there seems to be something in there that most of the other fluids have. silate or something like that... if you read it, the honda/acura doesnt have it. it is 50/50 pre-mixed but most of the autostores ones are little -silate or has silate. I know my spelling is off but what it is supposed to do is over time cause damage to the system.

I am sure someone else can verify.
Bxscig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 10:14 AM   #4
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Age: 32
Posts: 408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bxscig
Also use the honda fluid, it cost more like $14/gallon but there seems to be something in there that most of the other fluids have. silate or something like that... if you read it, the honda/acura doesnt have it. it is 50/50 pre-mixed but most of the autostores ones are little -silate or has silate. I know my spelling is off but what it is supposed to do is over time cause damage to the system.

I am sure someone else can verify.
Koo.. so i shouldnt' get one that has silate in them.. or something like it.. can someone verfiy it also?
hangbok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 10:28 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,744
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
I just didnt want to take the chance just for $8 or so.

Page 238 of the manual that you can download from www.acura.com

"Always use Honda All Season
Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This
coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent
antifreeze and 50 percent water. It
does not require any additional
mixing. If it is not available, you may
use another major-brand non-silicate
coolant as a temporary replacement.
Make sure it is a high-quality coolant
recommended for aluminum engines.
However, continued use of any non-Honda
coolant can result in
corrosion, causing the cooling
system to malfunction or fail. Have
the cooling system flushed and
refilled with Honda antifreeze/
coolant as soon as possible."


http://www.team-integra.net/forum/di...PagePosition=1

If you search for silicate you'll get to this post

"It may also be wise to suggest the use of non-silicate coolant. Honda like many other import vehicles with aluminum parts should consider using this type of coolant as suggested by honda. Silicates over time act as a sand blaster to your water pumps and radiator, eating away at it. I honestly cannot say I have seen a failure due to this in person, but I have read much on the subject and feel it is a worthwhile investment to prolong the life of the cooling systems by getting the closest thing to meet honda specs.
Honda coolant is expensive and supposedly lasts 60,000 miles and is good stuff. Zerex G-05 is a new product and is a good alternative as it is the closest to conform to Honda specs and is much sought after by owners of European cars. Another option is the Extended Life coolant such as Zerex 5/150, but that would require you to fully flush the coolant system first since it is not compatible with the green stuff, but is phosphate, borate, and silicate free. Do not mistaken this for Dex-cool, even though it is similar in color. It is Dex-Cool compatible, but is not Dex-Cool by any means. Dex-cool turned out the be some bad stuff and would precipitate in cooling systems and clog heater cores."
Bxscig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 10:47 AM   #6
I=X - optomos
 
optomos's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ATL
Posts: 1,173
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
GO-5 is a low silicate antifreeze! Here are ones that are phosphate free/silicate free

http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=11
http://www.peakantifreeze.com/pkextended.html
optomos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 10:48 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
VTEC11's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,132
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
How about prestone is that okay? Do they make a low silicate based coolant?
VTEC11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2005, 12:47 PM   #8
2 wheels & 2 Cylinders
 
brakejob's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Age: 35
Posts: 1,192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
just use the honda stuff...
brakejob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 12:56 PM   #9
I=X - optomos
 
optomos's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ATL
Posts: 1,173
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by VTEC11
How about prestone is that okay? Do they make a low silicate based coolant?
You want a "NO Silicate" antifreeze. Most major aftermarket antifreeze makers now have a no silicate for the vehicles that require it like audi, honda, toyota etc.
optomos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 04:19 PM   #10
~Whatever~
 
Almondeyez1's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: HAWAII
Age: 42
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ginats23
Has anyone registered with this owner link

You can request a copy of your owner's manual as well review the preventive maintenance.
Almondeyez1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 07:31 PM   #11
I=X - optomos
 
optomos's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: ATL
Posts: 1,173
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Yep. Well worth it.
optomos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 07:52 PM   #12
2 wheels & 2 Cylinders
 
brakejob's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Age: 35
Posts: 1,192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
if you buy the coolant from honda (acura always seems to jack the prices, at least here in the sf bay) it's almost as cheap as regular prestone... just go with honda...

MANY service people I know across all walks of car brands will say "blah blah fuck just use castrol/fram/champion/purolator/valvoline for your x/y/z," because they say the manufacturer is full of crap, but no matter what they ALWAYS say to use their own brand's coolant (except for Ford because they reformulated sometime back and the old stuff is not as availble for older cars)... acura always says use honda ATF though, and i follow that to the letter
brakejob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 08:19 PM   #13
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Age: 32
Posts: 408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by brakejobhelp
acura always says use honda ATF though, and i follow that to the letter
Same here...
hangbok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 08:20 PM   #14
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Age: 32
Posts: 408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How much does the coolant go for at honda? Also how much would i need if i want to flush my radiator and to fill the reserve. Thanks.
hangbok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 08:21 PM   #15
2 wheels & 2 Cylinders
 
brakejob's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SF Bay Area
Age: 35
Posts: 1,192
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by hangbok
How much does the coolant go for at honda? Also how much would i need if i want to flush my radiator and to fill the reserve. Thanks.
i think i got it for like 7 bucks a gallon 50/50 premixed, two gallons needed
brakejob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2005, 09:55 PM   #16
Moderator
 
SodaLuvr's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 3,958
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 6 Posts
You need a silicate free formulation....Look for Prestone All Makes/Models, it is silicate free and works well with almost all cooling systems. Although it is not Dex-Cool certified, it will still work well in those applications.

Many people misunderstand the DexCool problems that GM had...it had nothing to do with the coolant...it was customers who failed to change the coolant regularly, and failed to keep it topped off combined with lame gasket materials used with GM.

Just make sure that when you switch, you completely flush the system as different coolants don't seem to mix too well, from experience.

Michael
SodaLuvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2005, 04:01 AM   #17
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 2,206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Wan
Just make sure that when you switch, you completely flush the system as different coolants don't seem to mix too well, from experience.
That's why it's much easier to simply use Honda coolant.
MikePA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 09:47 AM   #18
Look Mean, Play Nice
 
bar2v's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Age: 35
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I noticed my coolant level was a little low so added some regular 50/50, should I flush out the entire system and replace it with a non-silicate formulation?!!?
bar2v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2005, 01:17 PM   #19
Look Mean, Play Nice
 
bar2v's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Age: 35
Posts: 137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Update: Decided to flush the system after reading something roadrage wrote about different coolant brands gelling in the engine. 90 bucks better safe than sorry.
bar2v is offline   Reply With Quote


 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2005, acura, antifreeze, brand, coolant, g05, honda, major, mixing, nonsilicate, rl, season, tl, type, zerex

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot weather engine bog gsvette Performance Parts & Modifications 22 09-01-2015 08:38 PM
FS: Oem TL Type-S NBP Black Front bumper quanaman Car Parts for Sale 18 08-27-2015 08:30 AM
My 2002 Acura TL type S nazareth Second Generation TL (1999-2003) 3 08-18-2015 07:12 PM
CLOSED: THREAD DOES NOT CONFORM To THE CARS FOR SALE FORUM RULES (FORMAT) cacwyo Member Cars for Sale 1 07-27-2015 08:09 PM

 

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 AM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Acurazine.com content, comments, or advertising. Acurazine.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Acurazine.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Passwords Backup