Phillip Goller, PPI
The Greeniac crew joined the excellent techs from Products Plus, Inc. on a visit to the Missouri Department of Transportation.
We checked out a new International, and we found the radiator was filled with a new nitrite-free coolant, this time in a golden/yellow color.
It’s critical, for extended-life performace and to prevent nitrite failure, that these new pieces of equipment be maintained with an organic acid technology antifreeze, like the ones available from Products Plus, Inc. and Clear Choice Antifreeze.
Questions? Call us!
Posted in Aluminum, Blog, Nitrite Free Antifreeze, Products Plus
Tagged aluminum failure, antifreeze, factory fill, nitrite free, OAT antifreeze, organic acid technology, poly organic antifreeze, PPI, Products Plus
We’re in the field almost every day.
We’ve been expecting to see poly organic, nitrite-free antifreeze as a factory fill for quite some time.
We finally saw it. Two 2011 Freightliners had bright red coolant that tested negative for nitrites.
If you’re wondering what’s in your new equipment, dip a test strip. If the bottom pad doesn’t turn pink, chances are you have a poly organic and are protected against nitrite-damage to aluminum radiators and heater cores.
Remember: it’s a best practice not to add nitrite to these newer, technologically advanced coolants.
Another customer has had to replace two aluminum radiators on brand new equipment. One was close to a thousand dollars to replace. The other was almost fifteen hundred dollars.
If you’re having issues, give us a call for more info and to potentially save you a bunch of money.
Clear Choice Antifreeze has been in business since 1997. We started in Boulder, Colorado (where else, I mean, really? Where else??). And we were “green” before “green” was cool!
Professor Greeniac in his white lab coat has been presenting classes and training sessions since then.
And we thought you might want to meet the mad scientist…Professor Greeniac himself…
Take a bow, Professor Greeniac!
Antifreeze is in your system for four very important reasons.
The first, seemingly obvious, is anti freeze. You don’t want your car engine freezing up, especially if you live in northern States or if you’re taking a trip to the mountains.
Glycol is much better for antifreeze than water is since its freeze point is much lower than that of water.
But the mixture of glycol and water will provide optimal protection.
–Signed, The Professor
What a great and fun opportunity for automotive shops next week.
ASA Colorado is hosting a free event at Rotors of the Rockies. (What could be better than helicopter rides on a Friday afternoon?)
Other neat, fun, interesting stuff includes:
FREE – Chair and Table Massage!
Enjoy a FREE, fully clothed, professional massage by our amazing massage therapists. Be sure to tell us how many will be participating when you register on the web site.
FREE – Safety Meeting presented by Sisk & Company, Pinnacol Assurance and Bob EasterSafety must be fun because lack of safety in the shop is not. Sisk has put together a great line up for this meeting that will not only meet your safety meeting requirement for the ASA Work Comp program but will also help you to keep your work environment safe. Tell us how many when you register. Open to anyone interested in attending. Food, adult beverages, door prizes, games and friends new & old.
And did I mention this event is FREE for both ASA and non-ASA members?
Here are the important deets:
ASA-CO Associate Trade Show & Safety Seminar
DATE: Friday April 3, 2009
TIME: Safety meeting 3-5pm Associate Member trade show 5-8pm
WHERE: Rotors of the Rockies
11915 Airport Way Broomfield, CO 80021 http://www.rotorsoftherockies.com/
Clear Choice will have freebies at our booth. And if you mention you read this blog, you’ll get TWO give-aways.
See you there!