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Can I Use Peak Coolant Instead of Dex Cool?

FAQs Jackson Bowman July 18, 2022

The universal coolants (Peak Global, Prestone All Makes/Models) can be mixed with Dexcool as well as conventional coolants.

Does Peak have Dex-cool?

Peak Dexcool Concentrate Orange Antifreeze is made for use in GM cars and trucks requiring a Dex-Cool antifreeze. It is an orange colored ethylene glycol based antifreeze compatible for use in all automobiles, light duty trucks and motorcycles.

Can you use regular coolant instead of Dex-cool?

Despite not being called antifreeze, it still accomplishes the same task, so you don’t have to worry about replacing Dex-Cool for the winter months or anything like that.

What coolant is compatible with Dexcool?

Antifreeze + Coolant.

Is Peak antifreeze Universal?

Peak® Green Antifreeze and Coolant is a universal car and truck formula that helps protect all cooling system metals, including aluminum, against rust and corrosion year-round.

Is Peak orange the same as Dexcool?

Dexcool coolants differ from Motorcraft Orange in a few ways. Motorcraft Orange has an ethylene glycol level of 40-50%, while Dexcool has a concentration of 30-60%. Diethylene glycol levels in Motorcraft Orange range from 1-5%. There is a range of 0-5% in Dexcool.

Can you use Peak Antifreeze in GM vehicles?

It can be mixed with any DEX-COOL® approved formulations in newer GM, Opel, Daewoo and Saab vehicles, as well as with antifreeze/coolant in Ford and Chrysler vehicles requiring an orange type product.

Do GM vehicles require Dex cool?

Dex-Cool, which is made by Texaco, is being used exclusively by General Motors in some buildout 1995 models and all 1996 cars and trucks except Saturn and Geo. GM postponed using Dex-Cool in Saturn cars until the 1997 model year because it did not have enough data to make use of the new coolant possible in 1996 models.

What happens if you put wrong coolant in your car?

Using the wrong coolant can lead to corrosion and other damages to the radiator, water pump, radiator hoses, cylinder gasket, and more. The best way to ensure you get the correct coolant is to have your vehicle maintenance performed by a professional auto technician.

What color is Peak antifreeze?

PEAK® Antifreeze + Coolant is a conventional (green), ethylene glycol based antifreeze for use in older automotive and light duty diesel applications.

Why does GM use Dexcool?

PEAK® Antifreeze + Coolant is a conventional (green), ethylene glycol based antifreeze for use in older automotive and light duty diesel applications.

What color is GM Dexcool?

The color of healthy engine coolant is green (for ethylene glycol) or orange (for Dexcool). A rusty color indicates that the rust inhibitor in the coolant has broken down and it can no longer control rust and scale buildup.

Does Peak Antifreeze work for all cars?

PEAK® Antifreeze + Coolant is formulated for use in all vehicle Makes and Models and is specially engineered to deliver guaranteed superior lifetime protection*.

Can you mix peak coolant with other coolant?

PEAK Antifreeze + Coolant is free of 2-EHA, silicate, nitrate, borate, and amines, ensuring maximum cooling system performance for 10+ years/300,000+ miles*. It is compatible for use with any color or type of antifreeze/coolant in the system.

Can I use Peak 50/50 coolant in my car?

Peak Ready Use 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze + Coolant is a formula good for older automotive and diesel applications. Whether you are performing a complete flush and fill or just topping off, Peak Conventional Green Antifreeze + Coolant is available in both full strength and 50/50 Ready Use formulas to do the job!

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