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Old 03-04-2002, 12:53 PM
Silver Boat Silver Boat is offline
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Location: Plattakill, NY
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I do not think that it would hurt for a short time, a few weeks. Many many folks use the green stuff as it has had the aluminum safe additives in it for years now. I would take it back to the mechanic and have him flush it out and add the correct coolant. I am sure he will do this no charge since he mixed the fluids. After corrected I would start looking for another one. This is something that a good mechanic would not do. Not to say the green stuff is bad but if you see the orange stuff in the tank you do not add green stuff. He should have checked it as he should have checked the condition of the old fluid before adding new. I would make the mechanic correct his mistake for sure, at least give you the money for the coolant, especially since it was fresh.
1991 Mazda Miata 174000
1991 Subaru 189,000 Winter beater

got rid of:
1984 VW Vanagon 195,000
1976 350SE Euro 185,000 KM
1973 280SE 4.5 (boy do I regret that)
1980 280SE European W126 4 speed manual (miss it)
1989 BMW 735iL 119000 (good riddance)
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