Technical Difference between Paraflu 11 and Paraflu UP, ordered UP and got 11. jtd 115

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Technical Difference between Paraflu 11 and Paraflu UP, ordered UP and got 11. jtd 115

ruispeed3d

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Hey guys,

Ordered the other day a couple of bottles of Antifreeze Paraflu UP for my stilo jtd 115.

But the shop got the order messed up and sent me two bottles of Paraflu 11 and i was left wondering if they are both compatible for my car.

The approvals are almost the same, both having the FIAT 9.55523 and CUNA NC 956-16 approvals but this one is blue while the UP is red, which is the one i have on my car currently.

Any of you guys know the difference between them and if they are compatible for the jtd?


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One is blue and one is red. :D

Red/Pink is the new technology goo. It contains "Organic Acid Technology" (OAT) mixed with a bit of ethylene glycol and it lasts longer than the old blue stuff.... 5 years vs 2.

Older cars were designed for blue (more or less just Ethylene glycol, I believe) which evaporates out eventually, hence it lasts only c. 2 years before it stops doing its overheat/corrosion protection.

If your car was built for blue, it *may* (or "should") be able to take pink instead... but some cars have systems that get attacked by the OAT, so you shouldn't put OAT in just anything.

If your car has pink already, then it'll be okay with more pink. I think pink is the one to go for.

You can usually mix pink and blue (they don't often react together).. but *some* blue will react with *some* pink to form a sludge. Even if they don't react, mixing blue and pink looks like someone vomitted in your expansion tank.. so it's best to drain the old one, flush it, then fill with the new one.

Don't get the coolant anywhere near your mouth, when you're splashing it around or pressurising your system by sucking/blowing on the pipes - it's the most toxic thing on your car - better to drink engine oil than that stuff. Also don't tip it down the drain, since it'll kill anything that drinks it (which might be you, depending on how your water treatment plant works). Flush it down the toilet if you don't have a waste disposal site, so that it gets treated/broken down with the sewage before it gets pumped out into the environment.



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Thank you once again, Ralf. :worship:

That makes a lot of sense and yeah when i bought the car, it came with the red stuff(wich is more like pink tbh) and i've been using paraflu UP ever since. Actually the car's manual also specifies the UP to be used in my car so i'm comfortable on that matter.

I was just wondering if the blue would also be a safe choice. I already resolved it with the shop and they replaced the bottles on the spot...so i got the UP all set to be used.

You warned me a little bit too late mate :D:D The first time i changed that fluid, don't remember how but a small drop of that stuff splashed right inside my mouth:bang:...and it was awfull...probably the most bitter taste i've had in my mouth. Had to wash my mouth right after with water to get it out..fortunately it was just a small drop:confused:

Curious enough i heard to some animals it might actually taste sweet, that's why they always warn us to not dump it out on the streets. Regarding fluids i always dispose of them the correct way, unlike many mechanics i've seen :mad:

Thanks again,

Rui Louro
 
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