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  1. 2008 SAAB 9-5, G48 coolant instead of DexCool?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, I know factory fill on the 9-5 is DexCool starting from 2002 and up. What I wanted to ask is if I could switch from the DexCool that I currently have in my 9-5 to a blue G48 formula coolant like the pre 2002 9-5 had as well as OG9-3, later C900 and 9000s and NG900 had. Not sure if...
  2. Should I switch back to dexcool?

    9-5 Workshop
    2 years ago I dealt with the coolant bypass valve going bad and had a bad coolant leak. I had some Prestone green "any color compatible" at home so I called Prestone to confirm and they said I was fine to mix them. By the time I had replaced the cbv a week later I was pretty much flushed...
  3. I mixed the coolants, Problems arose. Related?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my ignorant self from 6 months ago didn't know there was a difference between the orange and green coolants. So I topped off the coolant in my 2005 9-3 with green. Seeing as it was November in Minnesota, I had no issues with cooling. Fast forward 6 months, It is now April and my car has...
  4. coolant flush

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm planning on doing a coolant flush on my 04' 9-3 ARC. After looking around the engine bay I noticed the rad on this car doesn't have a I'm assuming the cooling system on this car is a closed loop type similar to a VW and other european cars. Just drain the fluid from the bottom of...