Originally Posted by mikebentleyturbo2
I have blue coolant in my car (turbo r), any suggestions of a safe antifreeze/anticorrosion readily available in UK like comma, halfords, bluecol etc?
There are several people on the Aussie forums who live in the UK who have mentioned using Comma and, I believe, Halfords.
It's really a simple matter to check the MSDS for any given manufacturer's coolant to check to see if it's 2-EHA free. I will add that SRH33576 will be due for her coolant change this summer, since the SuperTech coolant I used was Extended Life, not lifetime, and it has been in the car with its 1 to 5 percent 2EHA for just a few months short of 5 years now and the car has never leaked a drop from any seal anywhere.
The further out from the early disasters that were reported we get the more convinced I become that these were most likely caused by people using early DexCool formulations in our cars. DexCool was never meant for our cars and the early formulations were far higher in 2EHA than later ones now are. Other than avoiding DexCool, I'll probably be less cautious than I once had been rather than more so. It only takes a few minutes on the internet or on the phone to confirm whether a coolant has 2EHA and/or is compatible with silicone seals.
Another panic that while based in what had been a kernel of truth, was grossly overblown and is utterly resistant to being eradicated by exposure to facts.
The blue stuff you have in your car sounds like one of the BASF Glysantin line made for Mercedes-Benz, and I know of others using that.