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 Post subject: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:03 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Gallons-Genu ... :rk:3:pf:0

"3 Gallons of Genuine Tesla G-48 coolant. Free shipping in the lower 48. No shipping to AK or HI"

90 bucks!

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The only other coolant I found to specifically mention TESLA G-48 coolant is the zerex brand

Zerex G-48 Blue Concentrate Antifreeze

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ZRX861583

26 bucks at napa and 22 bucks at oreilly

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/ze ... 50/2496991

amazon has the zerex at 30 bucks

https://www.amazon.com/Zerex-875537-G-4 ... B0762YVMSF



https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/u ... ber=613531

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Originally posted by FowVay:
Try this link, both specifications are available. Personally I prefer the G-48 (OEM BMW fluid) to both the G-30 (OEM VW G-12) and G-05 (OEM Mercedes, Chrysler, Ford).

https://www.valvoline-technology.com/da ... enFrameSet

The G-30 is basically the same as DexCool.

The G-05 has more reserve alkalinity than the G-48 and has replaced G-48 as factory fill for Mercedes. They both originate with BASF in Germany in the Glysantin line:

http://www.basf.de/en/produkte/chemikal ... 5i2wbsf1i6

The G-48 is nitrite-free, which means unlike G-05 it can�t be used with wet sleeves. G-05 has a smidgeon more silicate than G-48.

And its availability in North America is thin, indeed. Valvoline suggests using G-05 to replace it.


ebay is 22 + 13 shipping

I can't find it in autozone or pepboys....


any other alternatives?


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 Post subject: Re: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:38 am 
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I did a bit of research into this a while back. Another member here warned people of the dangers of using the wrong coolant. I honestly couldn’t find any reason why you can’t use either of the following....

I have a lot of experience with solar hot water systems. With those systems we use a food grade coolant. Many local codes require it to be food grade in case it ever contacted drinking water. The food grade version uses Propylene Glycol.

The Tesla, Toyota, Nissan fluid uses Ethylene and Diethylene Glycol.

They both can be used with aluminum, pex, heater hose, plastic, copper with no issues. The only difference that I could find was that the food grade glycol didn’t transfer heat quite as well as the other stuff. It’s still great and still works though. I can get a 5 gallon bucket of it from my local plumbing supply company for $50. It’s called No-Freez from Utility Wonder

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 Post subject: Re: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
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A lot of fluids will transfer heat fine. What's important is the additive package, for corrosion control.

For something that, under normal circumstances, you only replace every 50k miles, I'm not going to bargain-hunt.

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 Post subject: Re: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
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Neither one is going to corrode. You don’t have to bargain hunt but you can be an aware consumer. These two fluids are one molecule different. One is safe to drink the other is not. The only difference. They both do the same exact job.

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 Post subject: Re: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
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Do you know the silicate and nitrite loading of your food-grade coolant, and how it compares to G-48?

I love propylene glycol, but it's not the fluid that comprises the entire spec of G-48.

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 Post subject: Re: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
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asavage wrote:
Do you know the silicate and nitrite loading of your food-grade coolant, and how it compares to G-48?

I love propylene glycol, but it's not the fluid that comprises the entire spec of G-48.


Hi Asavage,

Thanks for the input. Can you elaborate on the silicate and nitrite loading? I can see where you are going with the not looking for a bargain.. however, it sounds like the zerex can be used with the RAV4 EV since it mentions it can be used with the Tesla. What do you think on that? Or do you think I have to pick up the tesla branded one?

thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Tesla Branded g48 coolant?!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:12 pm 
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Personally, I think you'd have to have a screw loose to consider putting a non-automotive tested product in your car just to save a few bucks.


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