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Triple QX OAT 5 litre read mixed £7.92 @ carparts4less eBay

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Don't be fooled, all these fluids perform exactly the same as more expensive options. At this price I can happily do a full engine flush and not worry about it. Do the maths on how much 5l ready m…
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2y, 2m agoFound 2 years, 2 months ago
Don't be fooled, all these fluids perform exactly the same as more expensive options. At this price I can happily do a full engine flush and not worry about it.

Do the maths on how much 5l ready mixed costs at halfords... Even in pure form it's something ridiculous like £13 for this amount.

These are the sister site to eurocarparts. No snobby prices
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#1
I got ripped-off £6.80 for 1Litre of non-diluted OAT recently when I had to buy quickly from my local Motor Factors. Wish I'd been more prepared with this! Thanks OP.
#2
Is this okay for diesel cars
#3
got a old 06 zafira... what does thhis do in practice?
#4
Available at eurocarparts.com for £8.99. You can call in at your local branch of need be.
#5
sofiasar
Is this okay for diesel cars

As it's simply for the cooling system it should be OK for all cars
#6
Gavin01
got a old 06 zafira... what does thhis do in practice?

It's simply something which replaces the coolant in your car radiator/cooling system % it conditions the system in use ....cleaning the system, reducing sludge & corrosion & basically keeping your car cooling system running efficiently, as well as preventing it freezing in winter down to -36C
#7
does the system need draining or can you just top it up?
#8
Gavin01
does the system need draining or can you just top it up?


well you can't mix blue with red anti freeze.

I'll think about this.
1 Like #9
If you're unsure whether this suits your car it's probably worth checking your car manual to see what specification you need......Some require a specific antifreeze fluid (which must not be topped up with water), others use the traditional concentrate + water self - mix, but if I remember correctly you shouldn't mix different types.
#10
I know VW use the g12 type antifreeze which has some king of lubricant in it - you should only replace it with a similar alternative!
#11
Pound land £1 for 1 litter
#12
ansarch
Pound land £1 for 1 litter

Can get free kittens from good homes. £1 sounds a bit expensive
#13
I think it would be wise to place an important / warning in the post that this is ONLY to be used for cars that have RED colour coolant, as antifreeze should not be mixed with other colours even as a top up. If mixed the coolant can congeal and cause you a hefty bill / headache. Be wise and check what colour the car has and to check if it is compatible with your car.
2 Likes #14
You cannot rely on just matching colours.

Some manufacturers use same coloured dye in incompatible chemistries. I just found this out the hard way this weekend when I topped up Golf G12 coolant with Toyota branded coolant. Both Pink in colour but actually the sort that you shouldn't mix. Luckily I checked quite quickly after so just had to siphon out the coolant header tank and refill with compatible.
#15
ansarch
Pound land £1 for 1 litter
For standard blue stuff. red oat is always nmore expensive
1 Like #16
It is not all the same, cheap coolant can cause havoc with waterpumps and other components in your cooling system. Always make sure to read the label to see if it meets the spec of your car.
#17
danny2107
It is not all the same, cheap coolant can cause havoc with waterpumps and other components in your cooling system. Always make sure to read the label to see if it meets the spec of your car.

Do you pay for someone to service your car? What coolant would you recommend? Sorry but water pumps fail, that's what happens. Blame it on coolant if you want but the savings you make would buy a new water pump...
#18
Taz1529
danny2107
It is not all the same, cheap coolant can cause havoc with waterpumps and other components in your cooling system. Always make sure to read the label to see if it meets the spec of your car.

Do you pay for someone to service your car? What coolant would you recommend? Sorry but water pumps fail, that's what happens. Blame it on coolant if you want but the savings you make would buy a new water pump...
Okay, it is "worst case scenario", but if you do mix incompatible fluids and they do congeal, a blockage could lead to a cooked engine. I have had the misfortune of suffering a water pump failure (on a Vauxhall Zafira) which took out the cambelt (and, of course, valves touched pistons and bye bye engine), though it wasn't down to coolant (to my knowledge at least) - it was definitely not just a "cheap" water pump fix!
1 Like #19
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for saving money (I use mostly Triple QX fluids in my cars) and I've nothing against cheap stuff, I'm just saying it pays to check what you have is the right stuff.
#20
Aliwoo18
Taz1529
danny2107
It is not all the same, cheap coolant can cause havoc with waterpumps and other components in your cooling system. Always make sure to read the label to see if it meets the spec of your car.

Do you pay for someone to service your car? What coolant would you recommend? Sorry but water pumps fail, that's what happens. Blame it on coolant if you want but the savings you make would buy a new water pump...
Okay, it is "worst case scenario", but if you do mix incompatible fluids and they do congeal, a blockage could lead to a cooked engine. I have had the misfortune of suffering a water pump failure (on a Vauxhall Zafira) which took out the cambelt (and, of course, valves touched pistons and bye bye engine), though it wasn't down to coolant (to my knowledge at least) - it was definitely not just a "cheap" water pump fix!

To me that sounds like negligence. How often were you doing coolant flushes? How do you not know your radiator had deteriorated inside? Bad coolant does not cause the problems you've described. You could've had a coolant leak, which would have caused pressure to be dropped leading to the failure of your engine. Even then if you'd have checked your engine bay regularly you'd have realised there was a problem.... And then lastly your handbook should state service intervals. Mine for example says the waterpump should be done at 60k. It was done at 65 because it had failed
#21
Oem coolant usually lasts for 10years so would prob be more proven then QX stuff...although guess the 5year claim is prob a good product safe mark. Whatever coolants used...they'll be plenty other things that will fail within that time period so will prob require a flush within that period. Rads, Stats, hoses...waterpumps will flag up at some point due to general wear/tear/nulluse even so will be the main reason for change/flushes

Personally always used oem ready mixed genuine on me cars. Is its less corrosive?, does it better perform? maybe/maybe not...Is QX made to same/similar specs...quite poss, but given its a ECP house brand with little info, i wouldnt personally use it..goes for the gearbox, main engine oils too.

Can see allot of garages/consumers lapping it mind as its cheap as chips, but each to their own - you usually get what you pay for with parts, price vs quality (very much more so with ECP lol)
#22
Taz1529
Aliwoo18
Taz1529
danny2107
It is not all the same, cheap coolant can cause havoc with waterpumps and other components in your cooling system. Always make sure to read the label to see if it meets the spec of your car.

Do you pay for someone to service your car? What coolant would you recommend? Sorry but water pumps fail, that's what happens. Blame it on coolant if you want but the savings you make would buy a new water pump...
Okay, it is "worst case scenario", but if you do mix incompatible fluids and they do congeal, a blockage could lead to a cooked engine. I have had the misfortune of suffering a water pump failure (on a Vauxhall Zafira) which took out the cambelt (and, of course, valves touched pistons and bye bye engine), though it wasn't down to coolant (to my knowledge at least) - it was definitely not just a "cheap" water pump fix!

To me that sounds like negligence. How often were you doing coolant flushes? How do you not know your radiator had deteriorated inside? Bad coolant does not cause the problems you've described. You could've had a coolant leak, which would have caused pressure to be dropped leading to the failure of your engine. Even then if you'd have checked your engine bay regularly you'd have realised there was a problem.... And then lastly your handbook should state service intervals. Mine for example says the waterpump should be done at 60k. It was done at 65 because it had failed
You'll notice I said it WASN'T caused by a coolant issue - I was merely pointing out that a failed water pump isn't necessarily a minor issue or cheap fix so the idea that the savings on cheap/wrong fluid would pay for a new water pump was misguided! By the way I wasn't asking you for your diagnosis either (I know what caused it.....normal wear and tear on the water pump bearing causing the pump shaft/impeller to have excessive play and make contact with the impeller housing so that the pump seized and caused the cambelt to jump).

Edited By: Aliwoo18 on Jan 13, 2015 17:01: Typing error
#23
Taz1529
danny2107
It is not all the same, cheap coolant can cause havoc with waterpumps and other components in your cooling system. Always make sure to read the label to see if it meets the spec of your car.

Do you pay for someone to service your car? What coolant would you recommend? Sorry but water pumps fail, that's what happens. Blame it on coolant if you want but the savings you make would buy a new water pump...

Nope I do it all myself. I've got this coolant in both my daily driver and my track car, but they're both >10 years old. I'd just suggest people read the label first.

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