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Old 04-24-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Coolant Questions

Has anyone else seen this anti-freeze. I am far away from any Porsche dealers and have not been able to get any antifreeze locally for my Boxster. I did a search at autozone and they recommend this antifreeze. Does anyone have experience with this? I have posted what they have on their site for easy reading of what I have read.


"Valvoline/High mileage ready to use antifreeze


Part Number: 719005 Deal ID:52347



Quantity:
Features & Benefits

MaxLife s patented technology with Alugard Plus™ works with all chemistries to provide superior protection against rust and corrosion in all light duty trucks and passenger cars. It also lubricates gaskets and seals which protects higher mileage vehicles from additional wear.
•Alugard Plus™ patented technology ensures compatibility with any vehicle’s existing coolant and provides additional protection for higher mileage vehicles
•Compatible with all colors of antifreeze on the market
•Helps protect against cold weather freeze-ups and hot weather boil-overs
•5 year /150,000 Mile Guarantee/Meets ASTM D3306
Part Number: 719005
Weight: 9.683333333333334 lbs
Base: Ethylene Glycol
Concentrate / Ready To Use: Ready to Use
Container Size: 1 Gal
Container Type: Bottle
Fluid Freeze Point (°F): -34
Inner Case Code: 00028882790055
Inner Height: 12.938
Inner Length: 15.375
Inner Quantity: 6
Inner Weight: 57.804
Inner Width: 13.188
Nitrites: No
Package Size (oz): 128.0
Phosphates: Yes
Poisonous: No
Recommended Application: Antifreeze for passenger cars & trucks
Recommended Dilution Ratio: Ready to Use
Silicates: Yes
Standards: PREDILUTED ALL MAKE ALL MODEL COOLANT. COTAINS ALUGARD
Type: Universal/Global Coolant
Shipping Information: Overnight and Two Day shipping are not available for PO Box, APO/FPO/DPO or US Territory addresses."

Taken from AutoZone - System Error
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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Has anyone else seen this anti-freeze. I am far away from any Porsche dealers and have not been able to get any antifreeze locally for my Boxster. I did a search at autozone and they recommend this antifreeze. Does anyone have experience with this? I have posted what they have on their site for easy reading of what I have read.


"Valvoline/High mileage ready to use antifreeze


Part Number: 719005 Deal ID:52347



Quantity:
Features & Benefits

MaxLife s patented technology with Alugard Plus™ works with all chemistries to provide superior protection against rust and corrosion in all light duty trucks and passenger cars. It also lubricates gaskets and seals which protects higher mileage vehicles from additional wear.
•Alugard Plus™ patented technology ensures compatibility with any vehicle’s existing coolant and provides additional protection for higher mileage vehicles
•Compatible with all colors of antifreeze on the market
•Helps protect against cold weather freeze-ups and hot weather boil-overs
•5 year /150,000 Mile Guarantee/Meets ASTM D3306
Part Number: 719005
Weight: 9.683333333333334 lbs
Base: Ethylene Glycol
Concentrate / Ready To Use: Ready to Use
Container Size: 1 Gal
Container Type: Bottle
Fluid Freeze Point (°F): -34
Inner Case Code: 00028882790055
Inner Height: 12.938
Inner Length: 15.375
Inner Quantity: 6
Inner Weight: 57.804
Inner Width: 13.188
Nitrites: No
Package Size (oz): 128.0
Phosphates: Yes
Poisonous: No
Recommended Application: Antifreeze for passenger cars & trucks
Recommended Dilution Ratio: Ready to Use
Silicates: Yes
Standards: PREDILUTED ALL MAKE ALL MODEL COOLANT. COTAINS ALUGARD
Type: Universal/Global Coolant
Shipping Information: Overnight and Two Day shipping are not available for PO Box, APO/FPO/DPO or US Territory addresses."

Taken from AutoZone - System Error
If you want to take the time an trouble to drain and thoroughly flush your system to remove any traces of the Porsche product, you can probably use just about any coolant that is compatible with alloy engines. As Porsche coolant, which is very good in its own right, has demonstrated that it does not always play well with others, if you do not want to go through the flushing procedure, you might be better off stay with the factory product mixed with distilled water..... And if you do go with another product, be vigilant that no shop inadvertently adds the Porsche product to it later on.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:02 AM   #3
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Advanced Auto in my area carries Petosin Pentofrost which is a recommended brand. Their are 2 different grades check the Petosin web site for the correct grade for your model. ++ has silicate, SF has no silicate. Newer model 987 take ++. 2002 and earlier take the SF
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