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Old 11-19-2020, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default % Year Antifreeze

I've always used "green" Prestone antifreeze in my A. I 'd like to change to one of the new 5-year antifreezes in this years change. Is there any reason not to use one of these in an A engine? Do you have any brand recommendations? Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:24 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...ght=Antifreeze


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Old 11-20-2020, 11:22 AM   #3
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I've always used "green" Prestone antifreeze in my A. I 'd like to change to one of the new 5-year antifreezes in this years change. Is there any reason not to use one of these in an A engine? Do you have any brand recommendations? Thanks.
Just use the "green" Prestone for 5 years. Methinks the annual change is just a marketing ploy to sell more product.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:45 AM   #4
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I've seen/heard that the antifreeze itself does not wear out, but the additives deplete. Are there bottled additives for refreshing the additives available?


Have also heard/seen that antifreeze should have a minimum 8.0 PH. If checked this way would an additive restore the PH?
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:38 PM   #5
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Yes, there are antifreeze additive supplements available, as well as test strips to dip into the radiator. Just check at a heavy truck shop.
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