Prestone antifreeze

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#1 Prestone antifreeze

Post by Stevejaguar » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:45 pm

Hi, does anyone have experience of this 'all purpose' antifreeze?
The bottle says it is compatible with all vehicles but does not say if it contains silicates or is OAT. An internet search says it is OAT but people like Halfords say it is OK in the E Type. The little that I have found on here seems to favour silicate based.
Steve

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#2 Re: Prestone antifreeze

Post by mgcjag » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:35 am

If you have to try to search to find out if its suitable then why not just stick to Bluecol(blue).....widely available...Steve
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#3 Re: Prestone antifreeze

Post by SimonBrown » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:28 pm

Struggling with anti freeze!
Bluecol Blue currently only seems available as OE33 and OE48. Would anyone know if either of these are compatible with the E Type?
Or is there another make that would be suitable?
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#4 Re: Prestone antifreeze

Post by mgcjag » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:19 pm

Hi Simon....if you look at Bluecol website..then their products you will see that both types 30/34 & 48 are not suitable for vintage or classic.......have a look at Morris MEG...blue suitable for classics. ....sngb sell it.....also if you have any farm type shops/agricultural spares etc you should be able to find bluecol or morris.....Steve...ps i buy this in 20lt drum......works out cheaper https://www.morrislubricantsonline.co.u ... olant.html
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#5 Re: Prestone antifreeze

Post by Fuel.inj » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:57 am

Bluecol 2 year is recommended as it is the traditional Ethylene Glycol type for classic vehicles. I’ve always used it without any issues.

https://bluecol.co.uk/nevonproducts/blu ... 2-year-5l/
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#6 Re: Prestone antifreeze

Post by max-it-out » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:54 am

There is also Granville blue antifreeze which is a bit cheaper ( £ 17 for 5L ) , it says it is suitable for older cars .
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