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Hello folks,

New owner (6 months) to a TB storm, loving that thing! But I too had the coolant leak issue, I think I can fix it pretty easily, but was wondering what type of coolant y'all used/use

If you don't mi d dropping a couple lines I'd be thankful

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Most of the coolant leaks are from loose hose clamps.
Triumph recommends HOAT or Hybrid Organic Acid Technology antifreeze in the T'Bird.
The following from Wikipedia.
Hybrid organic acid technology[edit]
HOAT coolants typically mix an OAT with a traditional inhibitor, usually silicates. [25]

An example is Zerex G05, which is a low-silicate, phosphate free formula that includes the benzoate inhibitor.[16]

A HOAT coolant can have a life expectancy as high as 10 years / 180,000 miles.[25]

Phosphate hybrid organic acid technology[edit]
P-HOAT coolants mix phosphates with HOAT.[25] This technology is typically used in Asian makes and is often dyed red or blue. [25]

Silicate hybrid organic acid technology[edit]
Si-OAT coolants mix silicates with HOAT.[25] This technology is typically used in European makes and is often dyed pink. [25]
 

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Most of the coolant leaks are from loose hose clamps.
Triumph recommends HOAT or Hybrid Organic Acid Technology antifreeze in the T'Bird.
The following from Wikipedia.
Hybrid organic acid technology[edit]
HOAT coolants typically mix an OAT with a traditional inhibitor, usually silicates. [25]

An example is Zerex G05, which is a low-silicate, phosphate free formula that includes the benzoate inhibitor.[16]

A HOAT coolant can have a life expectancy as high as 10 years / 180,000 miles.[25]

Phosphate hybrid organic acid technology[edit]
P-HOAT coolants mix phosphates with HOAT.[25] This technology is typically used in Asian makes and is often dyed red or blue. [25]

Silicate hybrid organic acid technology[edit]
Si-OAT coolants mix silicates with HOAT.[25] This technology is typically used in European makes and is often dyed pink. [25]
Thanks VABird,
Any of the above do you recommend using, I've read the HOAT is the one used the most, A brand/type will do the trick to evaluate.

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I changed my coolant over two years ago in my 2012 Thunderbird while doing the valve check/adjustment and used premixed Zerex G-05. I haven't seen any issues since so I think it's a good coolant to use in the Thunderbird.
 
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