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    Hi,

    I bought some Bluecol Universal 'U' antifreeze just in case I need to topup my antifreeze over the winter. It says it can be mixed with any colour. Will this be okay?

    I also have some CarPlan pre mixed Blue antifreeze, I take it I can not use this at all to topup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisVec22 View Post
    Hi,

    I bought some Bluecol Universal 'U' antifreeze just in case I need to topup my antifreeze over the winter. It says it can be mixed with any colour. Will this be okay?

    I also have some CarPlan pre mixed Blue antifreeze, I take it I can not use this at all to topup?

    Thanks
    what colour do u have in already?

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    The antifreeze is red in colour, its an 08 plate Vectra. I haven't changed the Antifreeze in the car since I got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisVec22 View Post
    I also have some CarPlan pre mixed Blue antifreeze, I take it I can not use this at all to topup?
    No. Your car will have the red OAT antifreeze, ive seen these universal mix with all antifreezes, but tbh it would be better to stick to the proper red stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisVec22 View Post
    The antifreeze is red in colour, its an 08 plate Vectra. I haven't changed the Antifreeze in the car since I got it.
    The Red stuff has a minimum life of 5 years so your still ok.
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    about 3 months ago i went in to vauxhall to buy some genuine gm vauxhall antifreeze i asked for the one for my 1.8 vectra they gave me the red/orange 1 litre bottle
    i already had the red/orange originally from new in the tank
    part number 93170402
    it is longlife and goes down to -38
    mix 50 percent water and 50 percent antifreeze
    about 4 pounds

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    Thanks for your advice, I'll pickup some red antifreeze. Is blue an older type of antifreeze and maybe why petrol stations, garages etc stock it more easily than red

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    The Red stuff has a minimum life of 5 years so your still ok.

    hi dasarab

    not long now for people reporting faullty temperature gauges ah

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