Having been in the business since 1952, Aussie-made coolant producers Tectaloy have released the new UNLMTD range of Ready to Use Pre-Mix and Concentrate products to ensure you won’t have to worry again… with the new formula organic range lasting for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 km’s!
Compared to conventional coolants, the new UNLMTD organic coolants do not break down as quickly when your engine reaches extreme temperatures.
For those in need of a refresher of how coolants work- read on!
The primary function of ethylene glycol in the coolant is to offer anti-freeze anti-boil protection. Water is an active heat transfer fluid by itself. However, it has a limited operating temperature range. When combined with Glycol, the formulation offers a lower freezing point & a higher boiling point than either fluid used on their own.
Types of Coolants
Coolants are classified as either Type A or Type B depending on the level of glycol they contain.
Type A Coolants
• Contain above 20% glycol content
• Offer anti-freeze anti-boil protection
• Nearly all new car manufacturers will recommend a Type A product
Type B Coolants
• Contain below 20% glycol content
• Offer minimal or no anti-freeze anti-boil protection
• Typically they are referred to as corrosion inhibitors
Organic Vs Conventional Coolants
Conventional style coolants are created using older technology but have a solid performance history. This traditional type of coolant will have a shorter lifespan than organic & is suited to earlier model vehicles.
Organic coolants are manufactured using a new process referred to as Organic Acid Technology (OAT). This process provides the ability to a long lifespan due to low chemical depletion rate.
Note: Conventional & organic style coolants do not mix well together.
There are many types of corrosion that can occur in a cooling system, which is why a coolant with a good quality corrosion inhibitor package is required. Tectaloy coolants all contain an inhibitor package that provides maximum protection against corrosion.
TECTALOY TIPS & TRICKS
• Do not mix coolants. Different chemical formulations can cause fouling and overheating.
• Use a flush. Preparation of your engine ensures maximum coolant life.
• Always use the correct amount of coolant.
• Always use the best quality water available.
• When changing coolant check the condition of the thermostat, radiator cap & all hoses.
• Use service stickers to mark the date of coolant installation.
• Contact your local EPA for advice on how to dispose of used coolant.
• Always make sure heaters are open when changing coolant.
• Always make sure that your engine is cool before checking coolant levels.
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Published by Matthew Lancaster- in association with Tectaloy
Matthew Lancaster is a Business Development Manager & Content Creator at JUST AUTO.