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Old 12-07-2006   #1
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Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

Gonna do a long journey in a 1999 Seicento SX and thought it prudent to take a can of top up for the radiator.
Trouble is not sure what antifreeze is in the car already apart from the fact its GREEN in colour. I think there are 2 types, BLUE or GREEN. Naturally I have a can of the blue stuff. Is it ok to mix them? If not what make is the GREEN stuff.
Being particular as I know Fiat Seicentos are a bit likely to overheat. And yes, I am totally new to Fiats.
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Re: Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

Just take water. I'm certain that its bad to mix the two types. Something to do with the chemicals used to prevent freezing, corrosion etc.

There isn't a particular brand difference, so if you want some more antifreeze just pop to a motor factors and ask for some green antifreeze.
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Re: Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

i was under the impression there was reds & blues, maybe someone has beat you to mixing them?
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Cool Re: Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

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i was under the impression there was reds & blues, maybe someone has beat you to mixing them?
And I was in the impression that this section was for greeting new members
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Re: Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

I got a bottle of antifreeze / summer coolant the other day. it was clear and not supposed to use stronger than 70/30 mix. so that throws another colour (or lack of ) in there
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And I was in the impression that this section was for greeting new members
nar thats called Newbie Central
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Re: Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

I'm sure the greeny colour is just the blue that has been dilluted, on a long journey I'd be more worried about clutch cables and checking all the levels, tyre pressures etc.

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Re: Antifreeze...what antifreeze?

seen, blue
green
yellow
and red

think blue n green are same, not sure though so dont take my word for it.
think there only 2 actuall types glycol ethanol and another, but i might be getting mixed up with moonshine, so dont belive me
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