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Old 10-15-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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Coolant reuse

A month or so ago I drained the coolant and replaced the hose assembly on the 5.4 in the van. Put all new coolant in the system. The coolant that came out of the radiator is sitting in a couple of milk jugs in the garage. Is it safe to reuse the used coolant or should I recycle it?
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:50 PM   #2
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id reuse it providing it wasn't contaminated.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:41 PM   #3
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I'd reuse but I'd also strain it and examine what is strained out.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:15 PM   #4
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I'd strain it with a clean magnet. If clean, I would reuse.
Be sure to check SCA, hydrometer and use the testing strips too
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:30 PM   #5
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If it has about 100k miles on it recycle it.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:25 PM   #6
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Negative....use fresh coolant do not recycle.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:21 AM   #7
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Coolant have additives that wear out if I remember right. There are a lot of new choices out there now. Not worth saving $30.
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