Is Asian Pink Coolant/Antifreeze

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What we are both missing is that the Hyundai manual recommends what type of coolant to use in two different places, and the two don't quite agree!

Let's move on... Look for a coolant that is EG and makes some mention of phosphate but no alcohol, you may have to peek at the MSDS for a particular product; color is of no concern. I kind of doubt you will find any coolant for sale these days that isn't compatible with aluminum, since aluminum has been used in cooling systems for over 60 years (that I know of), there are no mysteries. I use a Prestone "universal" coolant that is compatible with all makes/models/colors.
 

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What we are both missing is that the Hyundai manual recommends what type of coolant to use in two different places, and the two don't quite agree!

Let's move on... Look for a coolant that is EG and makes some mention of phosphate but no alcohol, you may have to peek at the MSDS for a particular product; color is of no concern. I kind of doubt you will find any coolant for sale these days that isn't compatible with aluminum, since aluminum has been used in cooling systems for over 60 years (that I know of), there are no mysteries. I use a Prestone "universal" coolant num, since aluminum has been used in cooling systems for over 60 years (that I know of), there are no mysteries. I use a that is compatible with all makes/models/colors.
I know one recommendation for coolant is on page 9-22. Do you know the page number of the other recommendation ?
FYI: When I went to a local auto parts store a couple weeks ago and asked them to look up the coolant for the
2022 Tucson he did so and walked over to the coolant shelf and grabbed a gallon of Prestone "universal" coolant.
 

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Did you read my reply #9? (manual page 2-14)
 

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Did you read my reply #9? (manual page 2-14)
I guess I missed that, but I did look at now, I see what you mean. page 2-14 is more generic than page 9-22. To be honest I am kind of OCD. If the Tuscsan has pink coolant, I must (or want to) add only pink. I have a feeling that the dealer may have not added enough coolant the first visit there, and none the second visit.. I could be wrong. Anyway I have learned a lot about coolant. But why have a pink/red that is the same as blue/green.
 

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from my understanding, the major difference is that most of these applications call for a hybrid type of antifreeze. Bill r is right to say aluminum has been around for a long long time, it is important to really know if it is silicate free. As that additif over time will coat the ect's with a gell deposit and hence create false readings.

HOAT. Hybrid organic are key words hyundai and most asian OEM's want that as they last longer than IAT conventional stuff.

I chose to link to pentosin cause we use that widely. And as Billj wrote, me too, I am OCD. So if it is blue, go with blue. Color is of no consequence. The pentosin #2 is red or pink, but if your color blind, anything will do, but if you look at MSDS, both are same too a moot point. #3 is blue..

Basically, this engine wants and needs HOAT type fluid, and is pretty much it in my books. Mind you, I am not a chemist. But zerex and pentosin, and canadian tire OEM brand all are color coded for the OCD ppl like Bill j and me. ;)
 

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I just wanted to add that up here in montreal region, using universal pre diluted is ok, but the further you go up north here, the farther you want to go away from pre diluted as mix is different from -30 to -50c. I also don't like paying extra for water.

Once a car has hit 200k ish klicks, I actually only heed the OAT warnings. IAT, HOAT and OAT coolant should not be mixed. From my other limited experience, phosphate and non phosphate coolants can be mixed. They are just corrosion inhibitors. However, as usual I may be wrong, so yes, debate in these arenas are always nice.

What is most important here is silicate. But as usual, I am often wrong as I live in a harsh environment, so have never really seen a problem using zerex, or pentosin(pentofrost) or prestone asian blue blends at all. So we always use sever climate maintenance schedules. So the antifreeze hardly ever get to a point where any of this comes into account

But I sure do remember ford and gm's with older type "LONG LASTING" . Those were horrendous up here. Cooling systems would gunk up and ended up replacing way to many hearter cores and thermoastats and whitish colored ect's cuz the acid technology was not the same a stoday, and they basicallly just ate away at the newer style aluminum head/intake etc engines. Now it just plastics and aluminum

Billr is right in almost all he says as he takes time to to read fine print. I tend to recommend what works for me in my envornement for my clients. So climate is always a major factor when giving advice for me.



But I must say, experience may differ from climate to climate.
So at op, you said you had learned alot about coolant, so go with your gut, mind and climate.

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I found this chart very informative. If it is all correct maybe it will be a help to someone like me who sees jugs of colored coolant/antifreeze dancing in there dreams (actually I am not that bad.....yet)IMG_2192.jpg
 

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Hey, guess what my 2019 Santa Fe SEL Plus doesn't have red/pink coolant, it doesn't have blue coolant, it has GREEN coolant.
They are all the same formula I know, but OCD says go buy GREEN (and Pink/Red for the 2022 Tucson) I think I have this right. They are identical in formula PHOAT, just different colors, and Yes there is also a Blue that is also the same formula. Wow brain is tired from all this thinking.
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Thank you all for the lesson in Antifreeze/Coolant. Red/Pink and Blue and Green (Asian Green that is, not the old standby green) are all the same. But the Book of OCD says that if there is Red in the overflow bottle then only Red Coolant can be added. Now could we flush and fill with a different color? Oh, my! o_O Here's to a great group of wrenches :beer::beer::beer:
 
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