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    Can someone tell me what the life expectancy is on the vauxhall longlife red antifreeze is ?.
    My car is getting oil and filters changed at the weekend and was wondering if it is worth getting it changed ! It was changed 3yrs ago when I had a new inlet manifold fitted at the dealers and has done 33000 miles since that.
    Thank`s Steve

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    Pink antifreeze is supposed to last 5 years and blue/green is supposed to last 2-3 years but have it tested first as I'm yet to find an antifreeze that is no good even after its reached it's best before date

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    The red/orange/pink OAT antifreeze has a minimum life of 5 years.

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    i bought some genuine gm antifreesze from the dealers a few months back

    part number 93170402 for about 4 pounds

    orange in colour longlife

    minimum life of 5 years

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    Thank`s for the replie`s ! 5 yrs minimum sounds good, plenty life left in mine yet ! Cheer`s Steve

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    Test it and see, as long as it is good for -28 it will be ok. This is more to do with the anti corrosion properties than outright frost protection.

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    Coolant change is no longer part of the Vectra service schedule
    Instead it is usually changed when other parts of the coolant system fail
    Otherwise you can easily go to 10 years (irrespective of mileage)
    Just check the gravity each three months

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