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Old 11-15-2007, 11:45 AM
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coolant test strip probs??

I just got some of the fleetguard coolant test strips and did everything they said to do for the test, but the colors on mine won't change. So i added a bottle of the additive anyway cause i wasn't sure when it was done last, but shouldn't the nitrate and the other one change color to show where there at on the chart?
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:24 PM
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anybody know how to make these things work right?
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:05 PM
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ah anyone ??? bump bump
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:18 PM
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I dunno, I just dip it in, pull it out and they change. you're supposed to take the reading within 45 seconds of getting the pads wet I think recalling the directions in my mind.. not sure if the coolant has to be hot or cold.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:27 PM
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yeah i tried it 2 times and the same results both times. No color change. Did you take the coolant from the regular tank or did you drain some from the rad pet****?
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:43 PM
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Just from the overflow res.

That's really weird, you're positive it's all getting wet?
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:44 PM
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I've heard these things go bad after a year. Could you have gotten some old ones? I always drain a few ounces from the radiator drain pet****.
Read it within a few seconds and I always double check the freeze protection with a Prestone antifreeze coolant tester. Since I completely trust the old style coolant tester, if the freeze protection doesn't match, I wouldn't trust the SCA or nitrate reading either.
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See my reply to your other post on the same problem.
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:55 PM
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yeah, was that stuff you were talkin about, coolant or an additive?
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