PURPOSE OF PELLETS IN COOLANT

1998 Cadillac Deville

Tiny

helengil

February, 15, 2008 AT 6:35 PM

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1998 Cadillac Deville V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 72800 miles

I went to my Cadillac dealer and bought some pellets for my radiator.
Can you tell me the purpose of the pellets and. Should I have the radiator flushet before I put them in?

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Ed Armes

March, 9, 2008 AT 12:17 AM

If you are due for new antifreeze, it wouldn't hurt to flush it out first.

The purpose of the pellets is to add a conditioner/stop leak into the system as a preventative measure. This is especially good for aluminum engines as aluminum can be a porous material and have very small pin holes left from molding processes that can cause problems. ( I was in diesel/gas engine manufacturing engineering for 37+ years. )

Tiny

Buzzsaw

March, 10, 2008 AT 1:39 PM

Do not use them, they clogg stuff up more than doing anything, use liquid stuff, it really doesnt dissulve

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