Q: Pink anti-freeze added to orange Dex/Cool creating brown jelly balls in radiator. 1996 Buick

asked by on January 18, 2017

Brown Gelatinous goo floating around in radiator.

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hello - the initial problem is that Dex-Cool, your original coolant type, does not hold up well over extended periods, and must be changed every 2 years minimum to avoid the "jello syndrome" you are experiencing. Dex-Cool was first used in some ’96 Buick Models, and didn’t really work out all that well. I recommend a thorough coolant system flush by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, flush your cooling system, and refill with an appropriate coolant type. Replacing your coolant with another low-phosphate, extended coolant such as Zerex G-05 may be more appropriate. Make sure the mechanic knows of your experience with Dex-Cool.

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