BASF – We create chemistry
Glysantin® reliably protects your engine from damage
Glysantin® protects your engine. The high temperatures in the cooling system and the presence of the water that is used to dilute the coolant create ideal conditions for corrosion. The water pump or even the whole cooling system can be damaged if no coolant is used, and this can cause the engine to fail. Glysantin® protects all of the materials used in the cooling system and prevents the radiator and the whole engine from damage..
Corrosion inhibitors play a decisive role in protecting the engine. They react with the metals in the cooling system and form a very thin but extremely hard-wearing passive layer on the surface. Glysantin® protects all of the materials in the cooling system from damage, including components made from rubber and plastics. The products in the Glysantin® range of premium coolants reliably protect your engine from damage.
Damage caused by using old coolant or the wrong coolant:
Tips for the correct coolant
- Glysantin® is not just an antifreeze: it protects the cooling system all year round.
- If the vehicle is six years old or older, you need to change the coolant every three to four years
- The coolant should always be changed completely after repairs have been done and the cooling system should be flushed out and cleaned.
- Never use coolants alone in their concentrated form. You must always dilute coolants such as Glysantin®.
- Use clean water.
- Always take care to ensure that coolants are diluted in the correct proportions.
- Never mix different types of coolant.
- Always follow the instructions of the motor manufacturer.
Changing coolants - How to get the best results
The coolants used in passenger vehicles need to be changed every three to four years, depending on the type of product. This is important, because the additives contained in the coolant gradually break down. Glysantin® still prevents the cooling water from freezing, but it can no longer be fully ensured that the customized additives will still be able to protect the cooling system from corrosion.
It is important to completely drain all of the old cooling water. The best results are obtained if the cooling system is flushed with water before the new coolant is poured in. Please note that cooling water may not be discharged into the drains. It is important to ensure that the coolant is approved by the manufacturer of the vehicle.
How should coolants be diluted?
Glysantin® always needs to be diluted. Best with demineralized or distilled water. Also tap water is can mostly be used if it is not harder than 3.5 mmol/l. If your water quality is unclear or your tap water very hard we recommend to always use demineralized or distilled water.
We would always recommend diluting Glysantin® 50:50 with water when you change the coolant and we would recommend using standard Glysantin® products to ensure optimum protection from corrosion, overheating and frost. Make sure that you dilute the coolant correctly: the concentration of Glysantin® should not be less than 33 % and not more than 60 %.
|Frost protection down to||Parts of Glysantin®||Parts of water|
Is it possible to mix different types of coolant?
It is important to make a distinction between coolants that contain silicates and those that are free of silicates. Different types of products should never be mixed with each other, because this impairs the effectiveness of the additive packages. In the worst case, lasting damage can be done to the engine.
Different products for different vehicles
The products in the Glysantin® range are supplied in different colors, but that is not the only difference. Each product contains a special additive package that is tailored to the specific demands of the cooling system and the materials used by the motor manufacturer. You can use our product finder to find out which Glysantin® product is the correct choice for your vehicle.
Nowadays, there are three different types of engine coolant on the market.
- Hybrid engine coolants (containing silicates)
These products contain a mixture of inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors to protect the radiator. For instance, Mercedes and BMW initially fill their vehicles with this type of coolant.
The corresponding BASF products are:
- OAT engine coolants (free of silicates)
These coolants contain organic salts as corrosion inhibitors. Opel, Ford and PSA use products based on this technology. The engine coolants used in most Japanese vehicles also employ this technology.
The corresponding BASF products are:
- Si-OAT-engine coolants
These products combine the advantages of engine coolants that contain silicates and those that are free of silicates. This new technology offers excellent protection against corrosion and a long working life. For example, the vehicles of the Volkswagen Group use this type of engine coolant.
The corresponding BASF product is: