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hello people; What are you using for anti-freeze? Do you think I should use a Honda product or do you think others are as good?
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Use the forum search bar. Reliable sources provide the reasons why we really do need to use Honda branded antifreeze. It has to do with proprietary additives and water pumps. Check it out.
 

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I was just looking at the claims today.

I always use Honda Type II (blue) coolant. It is reasonably priced.

From the Zerex coolant bottle:

http://www.valvoline.com/our-products/antifreeze-products

The Honda Asian formula is silicate and boron free.

The Zerex G-05 coolant Used by Toyota and others) only says Phosphate free.
 

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Best is to compare ingredients in the msds reports for each product. No difference in Honda, Peak, Prestone, etc. They are all ethylene glycol based coolants, with same basic ingredients. The color is changed to sell more 'branded' fluid. Coolant should be changed every three years to prevent galvanic corossion.

http://www.worldpac.com/msds/

The only Honda brand fluids you should stick to using are for your transmission, differential, and power steering.
 

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Best is to compare ingredients in the msds reports for each product. No difference in Honda, Peak, Prestone, etc. They are all ethylene glycol based coolants, with same basic ingredients. The color is changed to sell more 'branded' fluid. Coolant should be changed every three years to prevent galvanic corossion.

http://www.worldpac.com/msds/

The only Honda brand fluids you should stick to using are for your transmission, differential, and power steering.
And I'm sure all those colored fluids have different chemical inhibitors. They are just colored to make it easier to discern, not to sell more branded fluids. Ethylene glycol based or not, I wouldn't dump the green stuff in with my orange stuff.
 
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