- May 6, 2007
- North Texas
You want some proof? Then actually read this info from this link and see some proof that Dexcool does attack gaskets and not just intake gaskets but head gaskets too. So, even though you may not have coolant passages in your IM, you have head gaskets and many of those have been replaced in GM vehicles along with the IM gaskets. READ and don't just assume from your limited experience. Onion, we're wasting our time, GM marketers have totally brain-washed some of these guys. http://www.zillamotorsports.com/DEX/
Originally Posted By: oldmaninsc
Right. And I suppose you know the history of all those cases? How many people didn't check their coolant level, or added in various other coolants? You've seen enough - huh? LOL That's funny. I've seen a LOT of vehicles and owned a couple that had no problems with Dexcool - even over 100K miles. The class action lawsuit means NOTHING! Somebody had enough money to hire a lawyer. Big deal! And if Dexcool was sooo bad, why were only the V6 engines included in the lawsuit? How many hundreds of thousands of V8 and 4,5 and straight 6 engines did GM make? Probably even into the millions? I've replaced gaskets on cars with the V6 engines after people changed from Dexcool to another coolant. They still had the same problems. I'm just not convinced Dexcool is so bad. You just keep spouting your opinions, and you have done NOTHING to even come close to refuting it! Actually, quite the opposite. Weren't you the one that said: ". . . but when we bought my wife's '01 Chevy Lumina with 159,000 miles (and the original Dexcool), that cooling system was SPOTLESS. Not a trace of crud or any deposit in the engine or radiator. So I'll agree that when Dexcool works properly, it works great." Soooo - when does Dexcool start eating the gaskets and causing the sludge. At 160,000 miles? :) End of discussion for me. Good luck!
Originally Posted By: onion
The evidence has been posted on this site over and over. There's a link on one of these recent dexcool threads (I think the OP was by Critic. I'm not interested enough to look it up) that includes testimony given in the Dexcool lawsuit- to the effect that GM was well aware of Dexcool's incompatibility with certain gaskets AND the fact that Ford and Chrysler decided not to use Dexcool for exactly that reason. As for the sludge issue... well- there's that class action lawsuit. Or better yet, just do a quick yahoo image search on "dex-sludge" and you'll get row after row of nasty sludge pictures. I've seen enough cases in person to convince me.