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Gibbo2286 wrote: 10 Nov 2023, 11:29 Inorganic Additive Technology (IAT)...Organic Acid Technology (OAT)
Thanks Gibbo, I am going to use the Halfords OAT at my own risk which I assess as negligible, would be interested to know if you would do the same :-D

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you might also consider chucking some of this in too.
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I just use what the handbook recommends. :)
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The Forte stuff has long been insisted upon by Valeo.
Not that I have used it, just chucked the greenstuff in from the Citroen dealer.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 10 Nov 2023, 00:30 What has the Nissan Manual got to say...
Official Manual
Use Genuine Nissan Anti-freeze Coolant (L250)] or equivalent in its quality, in order to avoid possible aluminum corrosion within the engine cooling system caused by the use of non-genuine engine coolant.
Note that any repairs for the incidents within the engine cooling system while using non-genuine engine coolant may not be covered by the warranty even if such incidents occurred during the warranty period.
Well out of warranty!
Wonder if Nissan use special Aluminium different from other manufacturers that requires only their coolant?
Wonder if Nissan discovered the holy grail of anti-corrosive additives in 2005?
Wonder if I took the car into a Nissan workshop whether they would fastidiously order in 18 year old L500 spec coolant for my 18 year old Micra or just shove current stuff in from the communal vat?

Yes I'm taking the risk and have come to the blind faith conclusion that the 2023 OAT I will be putting in, is probably not only equivalent in its quality to L500 but most likely far better.

So yes ..I too will use what it says in the Manual in my judgement of course :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 10 Nov 2023, 13:45
So yes ..I I too will use what it says in the Manual in my judgement of course :-D
That's all very well in the Manual but one has to wonder what to use in the Automatic? :sulk: :-D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 10 Nov 2023, 11:40
On the subject of distilled water a job I have never got round to finishing is to re-route the condensate drain pipework from the gas boiler following a freeze-up last winter. Over the summer it has just been dripping into an open water butt outside. Collects a fair quantity of what must effectively be distilled water. Obviously dripping into an open water butt it soon looses its purity but should I wish to collect some pristine distilled it wouldn't be too difficult to collect it in a 5L container :-D

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In reality, boiler condensate isn't much use for anything as it can be quite (surprisingly) acidic and can have 'stuff' ( note the technical term there :-D ) dissolved in it.
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I have shoved the matter of boiler condensate its non-potability and its inappropriateness for use as a concentrated coolant dilution agent to the Trivia Investigation thread here.
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Good job I refilled the BB Micra with that Organic Acid Technology Anti-Freeze and Coolant stuff yesterday morning. It was cold overnight but nowhere near the -34°C of the spec on the "Tin". Bit of windscreen ice, but the Gas Boiler condensate collecting water butt wasn't even frozen, but then again that stuff has its own special acid tech in it as I found out here :-D
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It was frosty here at 5AM but by the time I set off for Junior parkrun at 0745 it was all gone and it would soon be raining...Most of our young runners avoided a shower at the end by not we volunteers!
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Tea-time, flask out, still daylight
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Lighting up time 15 minutes later :-D
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A nice LPS luminaire there... Very much becoming an endangered species nowadays...
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The joy of motoring

The Bargain basement Micra on very light van duties, with ten fenceboards lightly loaded into the cargo area. Absolutely the best part of the day weather-wise, bit of sun, plenty of blue sky round lunchtime, not so this afternoon rain yet again and dark skies long before proper lighting up time :-D
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Lovely picture Neil :)
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BB Micra sitting in the sunshine on a little treat, after sterling light haulage work with 50 5ft fence boards this week.
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