Belts, Plugs, Filters, Fuels, Oils, additives etc..... Told you this might morph into servicing and service items.
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ive always used traditional "blue" antifreeze in all cars pre 1990. Bluecol usually but any known brand will do. Usually mixed about 40% anti freeze, 60% water. Change it and flush it every 2 or 3 years with no problems seen or heard!
I REALISED YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT A LOTUS!!! Until now
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After being swayed by the articles re OAT I've flushed my cooling system and refilled with good old 2 year Bluecol. It's a given that Bluecol is compatible with the engine so better safe than sorry.KevW wrote:When I changed my anti-freeze I did so after taking advice from a (very) old school Lotus specialist based near the south coast. Having said that after reading the articles posted here it appears to me the only 100% risk free option is to stick with using the traditional ethylene glycol anti freeze.
Kev W no.282
I just bought some Prestone today for the Excel to put in. The guy at euro said it is really good stuff and can go in any vehicle.
I haven't seen daylight in 17 years now i have been finally rescued
I remember when choosing Antifreeze was simple...Sparrow wrote: ↑Thu May 13, 2021 20:06I just bought some Prestone today for the Excel to put in. The guy at euro said it is really good stuff and can go in any vehicle.
I assume any non-oat stuff is OK for topping up but will have a look in Tesco. Bought my last antifreeze from the local car shop, Motoquip I think it is.