Ensures optimum coolant additive performance protection over the life of the coolant
Guaranteed to provide cleaner and more efficient cooling over tap water
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Radiator water contains fewer reactive chemicals resulting in optimum coolant life, system protection and anti-freeze and anti-boil performance.
All Nulon pre-mixed and top-up coolants use our premium deionised and demineralised Radiator & Cooling System Water.
Fill your Radiator Cooling system with correct volume of Nulon Concentrated Coolant then top-up with Nulon Radiator & Cooling System Water.
Why Nulon Radiator Water should always be used.
Probably the poorest choice of blending coolant is to use standard tap water. The minerals found in the water when introduced into engine coolant are the source of several concerns.
Calcium: forms scale on hot heat exchange surfaces with this radiator system. Scale is an insulator, and the result is localized engine overheating that can cause component failure.
Magnesium: also can form scale, creating localized overheating and heat damaged engine heads.
Silicate: In water, silicate is the result of sand, which is frequently found in cooling systems, and is associated with premature wear due to its natural abrasion.
Chloride: Most tap waters contain chlorine, resulting in the formation of chlorides in the coolant. Chlorides are aggressive to aluminium and can create premature wear.
Oxygen: Tap water is full of oxygen. Oxygen contributes to premature metal corrosion and rapid depletion of corrosion inhibitors thus reducing the effective life of the coolant.
Tap water quality can vary widely depending on your location. It is best to use demineralised or deionised water (Radiator & Cooling System Water), as tap water contains chemicals and minerals which can affect the performance of the coolant.
It is best to use deminalised or deionised water. Uncontaminated rain water is OK but if collected from roofs and gutters it can contain impurites which may affect coolant performance. Metal roofing materials, concrete roof tiles and tanks, dirt and dust, all contaminate rain water. These conatanimants have an adverse effect on your vehicle cooling system.
Yes it is suitable but often more expensive than demineralised or deionised water.
Most modern cars run their cooling systems at temperatures close to 100 degrees celsius. The bonus of using the antifreeze chemical (glycol) in coolant is that it also raises the boiling point. This gives protection against localised or hot spot boiling which can cause engine damage.
Nulon coolants do have a shelf life. Nulon Green Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate and Green Premium Long Life Pre-Mix Coolant have a shelf life of three years. Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate, Blue Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate, ONE 100% Concentrate Coolant and Heavy Duty Diesel Coolant 100% Concentrate have a shelf life of five years.
No, it is OK to use. Dye is added to coolant for identification purposes. The dye used to colour the coolant, green, red, etc can be affected by sunlight and age but this does not effect the performance of the coolant.
While not essential we recommend using Radiator Flush and Clean to remove insulating built-up sludge and residue before changing coolant in any cooling system.
Ethylene glycol is a product used in automotive coolants to give the coolant a lower freezing point and higher boiling point. This allows vehicles to operate in sub zero climates and also allows engine coolants to reach higher temperatues before boiling.
Yes, coolants that contain ethylene glycol are poisonous. If ingested it affects the central nervous system and can cause death. Nulon adds a bittering agent to its coolants that contain ethylene glycol to prevent accidental ingestion from children or pets. Help can be sourced via Poisons Information Centre : Australia phone 131 126, New Zealand phone 0800 764 766
No, coolant colour alone does not specify the chemical technology of the coolant. It is important to note that when coolants of different technology are mixed the performance is compromised.
We show you how to change your vehicle's coolant in this easy step by step video.
Nulon shows you how to change your vehicle's coolant in an easy step by step process.
All you need to do this is: car jack, jack stands or ramps, screwdriver, socket or spanner, drain plug washer, oil drain pan, some rags, container for the used coolant, Gloves and Nulon Long Life Coolant.
Soft water, demineralised and deionised water are terms used to describe water which has low levels of dissolved mineral salts and ions of such metals as calcium, iron, or magnesium.
Internal combustion engine generate large amounts of heat. "Coolant" simpy means a liquid that provides temperature-transferring properties. In an automotive cooling system it is required to transfer heat from the engine whilst protecting the engine from corrosion (i.e. rust) and erosion which can be caused by fluid movement. Many automotive coolants also have added chemicals to extend the operating temperature range of the fluid. These are known as antifreeze/antiboil coolants.
In 1977 an Australian Standard was created to help regulate the quality and performance of automotive coolants in the Australian passenger car and light commercial market. The current standard is known as AS2108-2004. Type A coolants are antifreeze/antiboil coolants with corrosion inhibitor that comply with the requirements of this standard. Type B coolants are coolants with corrosion inhibitors only that comply with the requirements of this standard.
These abbreviations refer to the technology used in the corrosion protection component of a coolant. IAT is Inorganic Additive Technology (often termed Conventional Technology), OAT is Organic Additive Technology, and HAT is Hybrid Additive Technology. To determine the best technology option and the preferred coolant for your car refer to the Nulon Lube Guide instore or online.
Using the correct type of coolant is essential. The Nulon Lube Guide can provide a guide to you coolant requirements. If directions of use are followed correctly Nulon coolants will protect the system from corrosion for the recommended life of the coolant.
This depends on the type of coolant your car requires and the climate extremes that your vehicle will operate in. Consult the Nulon Lube Guide for the suitable coolant type, consult your vehicle handbook and follow directions of use on label to determine the required ratio.
The best answer to this question can be found in the Nulon Lube Guide, also available in store.
Contact your local waste facilities or environmental protection agency. Used coolants can contain environmentally unfriendly materials that have originated from the engine cooling system and need appropriate disposal. Do not drain used coolant onto the ground or into storm water.