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    Default Pink Antifreeze texture

    Is it ever so slightly greasy/oily?
    Only noticed mine is this evening. I did the standard fluid check, and some antifreeze dripped on the battery box. I wiped it up with my finger and was shocked to find it felt a bit oily. It's perfect pink in colour, not brown, and doesn't have a film of oil on it or anything.

    No sludge in sump or filter cap, and engine doesn't steam at the tailpipe.

    Very odd worried about the Head gasket now though!

    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVT-i-MATT View Post
    Is it ever so slightly greasy/oily?
    Only noticed mine is this evening. I did the standard fluid check, and some antifreeze dripped on the battery box. I wiped it up with my finger and was shocked to find it felt a bit oily. It's perfect pink in colour, not brown, and doesn't have a film of oil on it or anything.

    No sludge in sump or filter cap, and engine doesn't steam at the tailpipe.

    Very odd worried about the Head gasket now though!

    Matt
    My coolant/antifreeze always has been

    P.S. Don't leave it where cats can get it. They love it apparently but it does not love them.

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    Yes it feels a bit 'oily'

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    Cool, thanks guys for putting my mind at rest..

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    Some people just use water and only put antifreeze in in the winter. I always use ready mixed coolant/antifreeze all year round.

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