Has any one used Euro Car Parts Triple QX Antifreeze (red) in their engine. I am planning to change the antifreeze in my BD3 and have bought 25 Litres of it and the data sheets states
Triple QX Red Antifreeze Concentrate is an extended life, ethylene glycol antifreeze/coolant
providing effective heat transfer and all climates, year round performance. It contains Organic
Acid Inhibitor technology and is free from nitrates, amines, phosphates, borates and silicates.
This will provide outstanding protection against frost, corrosion and overheating in all
Triple QX Antifreeze Red provide the following exceptional benefits
Protection: Organic acid inhibitor technology in Triple QX Red Antifreeze provides
outstanding corrosion protection for all cooling system parts, and provides pitting
protection for cylinder liners.
Long Life: Triple QX Red Antifreeze provides up to 100,000 miles of service in passenger
cars, 250,000 miles in commercial vehicles and 5,000 hours in off road equipment. It is
advised the coolant is replaced when the above mileage have been reached or after
5 years whichever is sooner.
Compatible: Compatible with other coolants, hoses, elastomer and seals and can be
used directly as a summer coolant
VW G-12/TL-774D & VW G-12+/TL-774F
MAN 278 & MAN 324
Direction for Use
Drain and flush the cooling system with clean water. Use a cooling system flush product if
sludge is evident. Check all hose clips and joints for leakage tighten where necessary.
Partly fill radiator with clean water and pour in Antifreeze to give level of protection required
(refer to vehicle handbook for total volume of the cooling system). Top up with more water.
Replace radiator cap, run engine for a few minutes to circulate antifreeze around the system.
Remove radiator cap and top up the radiator with water if necessary.
If found necessary to top up the radiator, use only diluted Antifreeze to the same concentration
as already used.
Our Complementary Range
In addition to the full range of Triple QX Antifreeze/Coolants, Triple QX also offers a complete
portfolio of automotive lubricants for passenger as well as commercial vehicles.
Health and Safety
Warning: contains ethylene glycol. Harmful if swallowed. Keep out of the reach of children. If
swallowed, seek medical advice immediately. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away
from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs. Dispose of this material and its container to hazardous
or special waste collection point.
Volume % Triple QX Red Antifreeze/Coolant
Volume % Water Protection Temperature
50% 50% Up to -36º C
33% 67% Up to -20º C"
But Beta Marine have stated This "
The antifreeze we use is blue
We have contacted our supplier and they have confirmed the following applies to the antifreeze we supply :
Extended Life is a phosphate-free, silicate-free, nitrate-free and borate-free, coolant which uses organic corrosion inhibitors to provide superior wet sleeve liner cavitation and corrosion protection for all cooling system metals. Additional advantages of using Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze include: Fully compatible with all coolant technologies. Provides superior long-term elastomer compatibility. Compatible with all water qualities and prevents hard water scale dropout. Long term corrosion protection for aluminium, copper-brass, cast iron, steel and solder alloys."
So what does the forum think.