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Old 03-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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How to test if I have "final charge" coolant or not?

Been going thru all the maintenance procedures on the "new" Allegro. One of the more perplexing of them is the coolant issues. Upon doing some searching I find that the special additives/filters for the coolant aren't needed if final charge coolant is used--

Our motorhome has been around 10 years--is there a way I can tell if the coolant has been changed over to the "good stuff"?
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Freightliner (Gaffney) sells test strips for $2-3 that will check your coolant very quickly and that is the safest way to know what you have; or what needs to be added. But it does not identify the type of coolant.
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What color is it?
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Looks & smells like basic Prestone--

Been searching thru the archives for more info, seems like with all the issues with changing over-- sensors not working right, an all-day flush out procedure, no one knows where to buy Final Charge-- It'll just be easier to buy some test strips and a 4-unit filter and put on when I need to?
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A lot of people have done it, including me.
If in doubt, just flush what you have now and then put finalcharge in.
I am running it in the coach ISM 500 and the Onan 10kW for last two years.
I use a 0 sca coolant filter and change it every year.
I will change finalcharge in 6 yrs and recharge after 3 yrs.
Gone are the days of coolant strips and changing coolant every 2 yrs....
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