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    Could anyone refresh my memory. The VX Pink long life Antifreeze. Is it best to replace it after 3 years or is it 5 years. I forget.

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    it has a 5 year life span

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    Just the way air filters are 4 years.

    I'd do it every 2 years to be sure of it. It's cheaper than a busted radiator.

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    changing the long life antifreeze every 2 years defeats the reason to having long life antireeze

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    you can always test it, if you have the right gear?

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    I'm thinking of changing mine too.
    Where's the bit you take off to release it all? is it at the bottom grill next to the radiator?
    Also, roughtly how much does it take to refill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterVV View Post
    you can always test it, if you have the right gear?
    I do have an anti-freeze tester. I will give it a go tomorrow and see what strenght it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    I do have an anti-freeze tester. I will give it a go tomorrow and see what strenght it is.
    be carefull as the longlife antifreeze gives a different reading to the normal antifreeze,there is a proper tester for this antifreeze

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    But you only have long-life because they put it in in the factory. Same as fully synthetic oil, and the wrong size rubbish tyres and brake pads made out of wood.

    £15 worth of antifreeze every 2 years is better than a new radiator in 3.5 years, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    But you only have long-life because they put it in in the factory. Same as fully synthetic oil, and the wrong size rubbish tyres and brake pads made out of wood.

    £15 worth of antifreeze every 2 years is better than a new radiator in 3.5 years, isn't it?
    You do have a point, I must admit. New is better than old. So to speak. I was told many years ago that "old" anti-freeze can ruin the head gasket?????

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