1988 - 1991 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Coolant Usage Recommendation Service Information
Subject: COOLANT USAGE RECOMMENDATION SERVICE INFORMATION
Model and Year:ALL 1988-91 PASSENGER CARS AND TRUCKS
Source: Chevrolet Service Bulletin
Bulletin Number: 91-62-6B - (08/21/1990)
TO: ALL CHEVROLET DEALERS
THIS INFORMATION SUPERSEDES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY GMSPO IN PARTS AND ACCESSORIES BULLETINS 1B NO. 90-55 AND 90-60 AND INFORMATION PROVIDED IN VARIOUS TRUCK SERVICE AND OWNERS MANUALS AND SHOULD BE USED TO DETERMINE CORRECT COOLANT USAGE IN LIGHT AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCK APPLICATIONS.
GM coolant specification 6038-M or 1899-M (P/N 1052103) is for use in all light duty trucks with gasoline or diesel engines. This coolant features a low silicate formulation and is intended only for use in engines that have cylinder heads and cylinder blocks made of cast iron.
GM coolant specification 1825-M or 6043-M (P/N 1052753) which until recently has been the recommended coolant for light duty trucks has been superseded by GM coolant 6038-M or 1899-M (P/N 1052103) in cast iron truck engines. GM coolant specification 1825-M has a higher silicate formulation which is recommended for all passenger car engines with cylinder heads or cylinder blocks made of aluminum.
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