Radiator Coolant Pre Mixed In France

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  1. Aussietraveller

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    Hi as title says we are in france and need some radiator coolant pre mixed for a ford transit, its is are first time here and would love to know where to buy it and what do the french call it ...apologies if it is a stupid question but im stuck...
     
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    Hi
    Most hypermarkets in France have a motoring section where you should be able to find the coolant. Look for a container with the word froidissement on it and if you have the Transit hand book just check the specs match that on the bottle.
    Good luck Mike.
     
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    Like engine oil and brake fluid, coolant is becoming more vehicle specific.

    Make sure it meets your vehicle specs.....the wrong coolant can be harmful to the engine.

    Ps.....I have never seen pre mixed radiator coolant anywhere.
     
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    Halfords do it
     
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    All Portuguese supermarkets have it...

    It's green...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Some of the larger shopping centres also have a store called Feu Vert similar to Halfords auto centre.
    Premix coolant is available and is normally used for top ups.
    Mike.
     
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    We've also got blue & pink & there's a beigey colour as well &
    I use green. ( save the planet me:Smile: )


    It will also say on the container the - temp it goes down too.
     
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    Well, you learn something every day.

    Seen premixed screenwash but not antifreeze.

    Beats me why anyone would buy 50% or maybe 60% water for a much higher price than the neat antifreeze equivalent.
     
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    Unless you need a lot, I think I would go for just water, then no chance of putting the wrong stuff in
     
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    I bought some by accident but the price works out about the same, if you buy neat you get half as much.
     
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    If it's just topping up and you're concerned just use water - it's summer and it will not freeze.
     
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    Oh and btw as has been mentioned here they come in different colours. I have heard that you should not mix colours of anti freeze. I cannot at all verify whether this is true but thought I would mention it.
     
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    how?.................


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    This from an article regarding coolant in cars........

    "What if the system has Japanese green, Toyota red, Korean or European blue, or European yellow? As we noted, European and Korean formulas have silicates, so U.S. green or yellow/gold is all right, but it slightly compromises the extended life formulas some have. Typically all that means is: Change at 30,000 instead of 36,000 miles. The Japanese green and red antifreezes have no silicates, but they are very different from U.S. orange. If you really drain out the old antifreeze from any of these systems (thoroughly rinse the system with fresh water), you certainly can refill with a U.S. yellow/gold or green silicated antifreeze."

    Seems like it doesn't matter as it will take a lot of miles to see any noticeable difference in the engine.

    Terry
     
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    It is called liquide de refroidissement pret a emploi, and it is available at supermarkets as well as auto supplies. Look for one marked universel which will be suitable for all systems.
     
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