Cooling System Additives

Purple Ice should not be used with other heat-transfer or cooling enhancing products or “water wetters”. If such a product has been used in the cooling system, the system should be drained and flushed with Royal Flush® before using Purple Ice. Purple Ice is compatible with cooling system additives intended to stop or slow leaks. Please note that such stop-leak products often typically put a coating on the interior surfaces of the cooling system, so the effects of Purple Ice may be diminished.

Purple Ice is compatible with all current OEM/factory and major brand automotive anti-freeze. This includes traditional green ethylene glycols, as well as OAT/HOAT antifreezes (e.g. DexCool; Ford and Chrysler orange, gold, pink; European and Japanese OEM red, pink, etc.).

Purple Ice may be added to any antifreeze / water mix; however, testing has shown higher water concentrations yield greater cooling benefits. While Purple Ice does contain corrosion inhibitors as well as lubricants to compensate for a lower antifreeze / water concentration, Royal Purple recommends using a concentration of antifreeze appropriate for the cold winter temperatures in your area because Purple Ice offers no freeze or boiling protection. The preferred coolant mix would contain a minimum of 20% antifreeze (offers 12°F protection) to provide a higher boiling point, and greater corrosion and deposit protection for the coolant, along with 1 to 2 ounces of Purple Ice per quart of coolant.

When using Purple Ice with a 50/50 antifreeze/water mix, we recommend adding 1 ounce of Purple Ice per quart of cooling system capacity. For straight water (racing) or higher water ratio applications, we recommend adding 2 ounces of Purple Ice per quart of cooling system capacity.

When used with antifreeze, Purple Ice should be added once a year or every 30,000 miles (48,280 km), whichever comes first, in order to maintain proper performance. When using Purple Ice in a cooling system running straight water, Purple Ice should be added once a year or every 15,000 miles (24,140 km), whichever comes first.

No, a higher concentration of Purple Ice than recommended will not harm the cooling system or engine. However, going well beyond 2 ounces of Purple Ice per quart of coolant won’t offer any additional cooling benefit, but may result in some foam generation in the system.

Yes. Purple Ice may be used in diesel engines for improved heat transfer as well as reduced cavitation.

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