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Old 06-17-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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Zerex G-05 coolant

I'm about to get my radiator flushed. The one gallon container does not day it's 50/50. What should I do?
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get a gallon of distilled water to mix w/ it
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The mechanic is saying its 50/50 but I fought it. Any good comments would be appreciated.

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He's telling me its 50/50
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Only good comments then? lol

Valvoline.com > Products > Zerex > Antifreeze Zerex > Zerex G-05® Antifreeze / Coolant
"For convenience and protection, try Zerex® G-05 Ready To Use. Zerex® G-05 Ready To Use combines the excellent temperature and corrosion protection of Zerex® G-05 with de- mineralized water to help reduce the risk of cooling system deposits. The 50/50 mixture provides protection down to -34°F."

However their (Valvoline) own PDF states
"When diluted 50% with water...." (damn thing wont lemme copy/paste so here's that link, 2nd paragraph)
http://www.valvoline.com/pdf/zerex_g05.pdf

Seems the left hand doesnt know what the right one is up to
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If the bottle says "Ready-to-Use" then it's premixed
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If the bottle says "Ready-to-Use" then it's premixed
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Never buy 50/50, your paying for half water, when its free from the tap.
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Never buy 50/50, your paying for half water, when its free from the tap.
I'm pretty sure you don't want to use tap water in you car, maybe as a last resort. If you have hard water you add all that calcium and stuff to your engine. Distilled water I think it's more appropriate, it's still pretty cheap like $.75 for a gallon
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I'm pretty sure you don't want to use tap water in you car, maybe as a last resort. If you have hard water you add all that calcium and stuff to your engine. Distilled water I think it's more appropriate, it's still pretty cheap like $.75 for a gallon
People have been doing it for 100yrs. It's not like your doing it everyday, you think your dealer is using distilled water? I don't think so.
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People have been doing it for 100yrs. It's not like your doing it everyday, you think your dealer is using distilled water? I don't think so.
+1 nope! I know when I worked at a dealership it came from the faucet
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People have been doing it for 100yrs. It's not like your doing it everyday, you think your dealer is using distilled water? I don't think so.
You've got a point, however, where I live (SW AZ) doctors advise against drinking tap water...its loaded with so many minerals and heavy metals it will literally etch concrete and causes all kinds of problems with kidney stones. Bottle water or RO water around here for drinking.

If I ain't putting in my body I sure as heck ain't putting it in my car, not when distilled water is so cheap. And I'd have no problem bringing gallon jugs of distilled water to the dealership on my dime if it prevented them from using tap water from around here.
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