Articles on antifreeze coolants issues and concerns for historic cars
Concerns over the effects new types of antifreeze have on older engines have been raised by the historic car movement.
Here we have gathered together links to the useful information available on the V8 website.


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Articles on antifreeze coolants for MGV8s

Antifreeze coolants and their use in MGBGTV8 engines
Aa summary article by Tony Lake. More

Antifreeze coolants and their use in MGBGTV8 engines
A longer detailed article by Tony Lake. More


Concerns with modern antifreeze formulations for classic MG enthusiasts
See our report on the suitability of current antifreeze formulations for use in classic cars following a recent newsletter from
the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC).
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Article from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs

Clarification of the suitability of regarding Bluecol and Blue Star brands for older engines
Bluecol and Blue Star are well known brand names and both of these are declared suitable for classic cars ‘. The FBHVC clarified in April 2010 it is the traditional blue coloured Bluecol which is suitable but noted the company also sell a red coloured Organic Acid Technology (OAT) product suitable only for modern cars, not classics. More

FBHVC article on antifreeze for historic and classic car enthusiasts
See their article published in January 2010. More
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