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Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate

Nulon Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate (RLL) provides the ultimate anti-freeze/anti-boil  and corrosion protection for all late model vehicles, including petrol, diesel and heavy-duty diesel applications. RLL incorporates the most up-to-date organic additive technology (OAT) carboxylate corrosion inhibitors. RLL is the preferred coolant to use in cooling systems fitted with aluminium radiators.

 

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Nulon Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate (RLL) provides the ultimate anti-freeze/anti-boil and corrosion protection for most late model vehicles, including petrol, diesel and heavy duty diesel applications. Red Long Life Coolant incorporates the most up to date Organic Additive Technology (OAT) carboxylate corrosion inhibitors. Red Long Life Coolant is nitrite and amine free to meet US requirements, phosphate free to meet European requirements and silicate free to meet Japanese requirements. Nulon RLL's carboxylate inhibitor package is more stable and stays in solution better than traditional coolants. This provides an extended shelf life of 8 years. Nulon RLL will not form solids inside cooling systems, or become abrasive to water pump seals. All of this means that RLL provides maximum corrosion and anti-freeze/anti-boil protection for up to 8 years or 500,000 km, (whichever comes first).

Nulon Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate is the preferred coolant to use in cooling systems that are fitted with aluminium radiators. It is a genuine 100% OAT based, long life coolant. RLL is dyed its distinct red/orange colour to instantly distinguish its unique chemistry from traditional green coolants. It should not be mixed with other coolants. As it is a concentrated coolant, it is to be used at 50% by volume in soft or demineralised water. Nulon RLL provides maximum protection against cavitation erosion of wet cylinder liners in diesel engines. Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate is not recommended for use in cooling systems that have a copper/brass radiator (in such vehicles, use Nulon LL, which is green). If changing from any other coolant to Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate, always thoroughly flush the system first as cross contamination will reduce the life of Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate.

Benefits

  • 8 years or 500,000 km service life (whichever comes first) when used at 50% V/V mix
  • Guaranteed to suit every vehicle where red/orange OAT based coolant has been specified
  • Provides optimum, long term protection against corrosion of all cooling system metals
  • Compatible with hoses and rubber fittings
  • Expands operating temperature range of cooling systems
  • Eliminates the need for supplemental coolant additives (SCA) in diesel engines
  • Reduces the incidence of nucleate or hot spot boiling
  • Not aggressive to water pump seals as is often the case with silicate based coolants
  • Performance of OAT inhibitors does not diminish with time
  • Particularly effective in controlling cavitation erosion of wet cylinder liners in diesel engines

Applications

Nulon RLL is recommended for use in all vehicles that use a red or orange coloured coolant. Nulon Red Premium Long Life Coolant 100% Concentrate is principally designed for use where OAT coolant is required. It is particularly suited for use where AS/NZS 2108.1:2004 Type A, GM6277M or Toyota TSK2601G specifications are cited. Use in all cooling systems as a replacement for any red/orange coloured coolant. Among specific makes of vehicles that use red/orange coolant are Ford Falcon EA - EF, Holden Gen 3 & Gen 4 V8's and Alloytech V6, all Toyota models, Audi (some models), VW (some models), Jeep (most models), Chrysler (most new imports have red), Isuzu trucks, Daihatsu cars and trucks and Caterpillar.

Recommended step-by-step guide for changing all concentrated coolants

  1. Before proceeding, read your owner's manual as some vehicles may have special requirements.
  2. Check that all hose connections are tight. Also check the condition of all hoses, fittings and belts.
  3. Use Nulon Radiator Flush and Clean (R40) to ensure that the radiator and engine are as clean as possible. This ensures maximum coolant life.
  4. R40 should be added to the old coolant. With the heater on, run the engine, or drive for 20 minutes minimum or 1 hour maximum.
  5. Stop the engine and allow it to cool. Remove the bottom radiator hose or drain plug to drain out all the old coolant. It is important to rinse out all traces of old coolant from the engine block and heater circuit. To best achieve this, refill the system with clean water, then run the engine up to operating temperature and when it is cool drain and flush it again. This will ensure a clean environment for the new coolant.
  6. Check the cooling system capacity of the vehicle and add the required dose of Nulon Concentrated Coolant (do not pre-mix) then fill with soft, clean or demineralised water. Any leftover product can be pre-diluted and used as a top-up.
  7. Some vehicles may require "air bleeding" to remove trapped air from the heater circuit and cylinder head. An air bleeding screw is located on the engine of some vehicles for this purpose. If you are unsure about this procedure please seek further advice before proceeding. Removing the return heater hose from the water pump to establish water flow, whilst topping up, will assist in reducing "air locks". Note: air locks can cause severe engine damage.
  8. Start the engine and monitor coolant level and temperature until the thermostat opens and the vehicle reaches operating temperature.
  9. When the vehicle cools down re-check the coolant level.

Note: This check sheet should be used as a guide only. Some vehicles may have special requirements that are not noted above. We strongly advise that you read your owner's manual or relevant workshop manual before proceeding with a coolant change.

Physical Properties

Property Nulon RLL
Density (g/ml at 20°C) 1.114
Freezing Point (50% v/v in water) °C -37
Boiling Point (undiluted) °C >160
Boiling Point (50%v/v in water) °C 130
Reserve Alkalinity (ml) 5
Glycol content (grams per litre) 1090
pH (50% v/v in water) 8.5
Foaming Volume, ml
Break Time, seconds
45 max
5 max

 

Temperature protection chart
Mix ratio Makes Boils at Freezes at
50% 1 litre makes 2 litres 128 °C -37°C

Glassware Corrosion Test (ASTM D 1384)

Metal AS/NZS 2108.1:2004 wt. loss mg (max) Typical result for Nulon LL
Copper 10 2
Solder 15 +2
Brass 10 2
Steel 10 +1
Cast iron 10 +3
Cast aluminium 15 4

 

Simulated Service Test (ASTM D 2570)

Metal AS/NZS 2108.1:2004  wt. loss mg (max)` Typical result for Nulon LL
Copper 20 (max wt. loss) 5
Solder 60 +1 (gain)
Brass 20 4
Steel 20 1
Cast iron 20 +2 (gain)
Aluminium 60 1

Water Pump Cavitation Erosion Test (ASTM D 2809)

Metal GM 1825M (rating) ASTM D 3306 (rating) Typical result for Nulon LL
Cast aluminium 8 min 8 min 9

Aluminium Heat Rejection Corrosion Test (ASTM D 4340)

Nulon RLL Corrosion rate (mg/cm2/week) AS/NZS 21008.1:2004 (max allowable rate, mg/cm2/week)
0 1.0

First Aid

If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre in Australia 131 126, or New Zealand 0800 764 766. If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting. If in eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush the continuously with running water. If skin contact occurs, flush with running water.

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Is distilled water suitable to add with Nulon coolants?

Yes it is suitable but often more expensive than demineralised or deionised water.

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I have had a bottle of coolant in my garage for a few years. Does it have a use by date?

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.

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What is ethylene glycol?

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.

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How do I change my coolant?

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.

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What is meant by Type A and Type B coolant?

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.

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The coolant I purchased has changed colour in the bottle. Has it gone off ?

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The best answer to this question can be found in the Nulon Lube Guide, also available in store.

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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.

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