What color puddle would you have under your car if you had a radiator leak?

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Depends on the color of your coolant - either red, green, orange, or yellow/gold, or possibly blue. Green is the most most common. Orange is the Dex-Cool used in most General Motors vehicles. The gold/yellow is common to Ford diesels. Red is extended life coolant, often used in medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles and heavy equipment. Blue is the stuff often factory-filled in vehicles powered by Cummins diesels, and is the only antifreeze which can be blended... it blends best with red ELC.

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