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    Car is leaking orange fluid

    What kind of fluid is colored orange? My car is leaking orange fluid, not too much, but I keep finding orange fluid when I check under my car in the morning.
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    That would be dexcool, or a in lamens terms anti-freeze/coolant. It can be orange or pink in color. Hope that helps.
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    Thanks for the help man!

    Does any local store sell DEXCOOL coolant?
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    Yep, any Pep Boys, Auto Zone, etc sells it.
    It is marketed under "Extended-life" coolant or whatever, Dex-Cool is the GM name.
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    DEX Cool problems

    Do a search on Dex-Cool and read associated problems when using this type of coolant and what happends when you get air in the system. Just a few minutes of research will save you big bucks down the road.

    If you plan on continuing the use of said product, make sure that you get ALL of the air out of the system. When air is present in the system, the oxygen reacts with part of the fliud make up and it crystalizes. This will lead to problems down the road.

    Just a little FYI, if you wernt aware of related problems......

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    DONT mix green coolant and orange coolant.. bad shit happens per my dipshit previous owner
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    Originally posted by SVT Killer LV
    DONT mix green coolant and orange coolant.. bad shit happens per my dipshit previous owner
    Oh so true, it will turn to jello!!! On a side note, if you can't get your neighborhood dog to drink anti-freeze, you can try the jello version.
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    I just put some coolant in the coolant reservoir, since the coolant reservoir was pretty damn low
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    You sure it's orange and not reddish like ATF?

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    Originally posted by 99Formula
    You sure it's orange and not reddish like ATF?

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    Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
    Why is it leaking?
    Just adding fluid won't help the problem. You're low because of this leak.
    Get under there and see what's up or go to one of the shops that can do a dye test.
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    Originally posted by Snakecharmer
    Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
    Why is it leaking?
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    Dex-Cool is notorious for leaking.....

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