Is Total Coolants suitable for my engine/vehicle/machine?
The simple answer is YES. Total Coolants long life technology is universal. It controls the corrosion of cast iron as well as sophisticated aluminium alloys and provides protection to seals and polymers found in the modern day engine. It is suitable for petrol, LPG or diesel engines in cars, trucks, heavy earthmoving equipment through to power stations. It is truly one product for your own car or your entire fleet.
How long does the product last and when do I need to change it?
The Total Coolant products are a true “fill for the life” of the engine product, engine rebuild to engine rebuild. Lasts 5 Years or 250,000 km for Automotive/Light Passenger Vehicles and 1,000,000 kilometres or 12,000 hours for Heavy Duty Diesel engine applications. It requires no supplemental coolant additives (SCA’s) to be added. It has a shelf life of over 6 years. Ensure you top off using coolant and NOT water and see the maintenance free benefits of the technology.
Is Total Coolants safe for the environment as well as me or my workers to use?
YES, the water based version called ENVIROLife is Non-Toxic and safe, it’s classified as “Readily Biodegradable” and environmentally friendly. It is classified as non-hazardous according to the criteria of NOHSC(formally Worksafe). Unlike Conventional Coolant chemistry and many other products on the market that have proven cancer causing agents in their make up Total Coolants products delivers truly a better option for humanity and the environment.
Will I void my manufacturers engine warranty by using the Total Coolant products?
NO, the Total Coolant range of products meets and exceeds global coolant standards as well as the service requirements of most OEM engine manufacturers internationally. Since 1991 millions of dollars has been spent on this technology in research and development and millions of kilometres/hours done in testing. The formulation is patented globally and Total Coolants are leaders in this specialist field giving you piece of mind.
Can I top the coolant up with water?
NO, the old days of the radiators running low on coolant just top it off with are gone. Engine castings are thinner and lighter and engines are producing more horsepower and heat than ever before, the strain placed on coolants in the modern day engine is significant. Topping off with water only dilutes the coolant eventually to a point where the chemicals in the inhibitor package are not strong enough to provide the protective coating and necessary protection. Under dosed cooling systems are like running on water only. Issues such as liner cavitation, liner seal failure, water pump failure, radiator blockages, engine overheating and engine failure are all attributed to poorly maintained/under dosed cooling systems.
Can I use Total Coolant to top off my current coolant in my engine?
YES in most cases during the implementation phase when changing over to Total Coolant you can top the product off on top of your existing coolant until the next scheduled service interval. You should then change the vehicle/equipments coolant out correctly. It is recommended to use a Flush (Total Coolant Flush) product when moving from your previous coolant product to Total Coolant. An equipment “Change Out Procedure” is available upon request.
Do I still need to run radiator filters when I use a Total Coolant product?
It is always recommended to run a water filter especially on larger pieces of equipment. However you need to ensure that the radiator filters are NON-Charged/Blank water filters. The Total Coolant technology does not require chemically charged radiator filters to be used as the new chemistry does not deplete in service. We can provide you a range of NON- Charged/blank radiator filters to suit most engines.