Reading Alde's response, it may be that the manufacture of Triple QX isn't environmentally friendly. Ssangyong rexton - is there anything that's better value as a tow car? My advice is bite the bullet and pay a professional to do it. Find manuals, broschures and documents regarding our heating systems and accessories for mobilehomes and caravans. Upload or insert images from URL. Never just buy anti freeze by the  colour . The same colour from one manufacturer can be totally different type of antifreeze from another manufacture . It's ready to use for topping up Alde caravan and motorhome heating systems throughout winter. Here is an Alde YouTube video on testing of the European G13 antifreeze.   You cannot paste images directly. Alde Premium G13 Antifreeze is already pre-mixed, ready to use and capable of protecting your caravan’s wet heating system even during the most brutal winter. Yeh , i think i will leave it to the eng, many thanks again for all replies ., Engineer booked for service and fluid change. I would be very careful of reading too much into the colour. Problem solved fixed!Reduced in line pump setting from 5 to 2. Alde Antifreeze Premium G13 available at Caravan Accessory Shop. Alde Premium G13 Antifreeze is pre-mixed with deionised water for the correct concentration. Alde Premium G13 Antifreeze Glycol 4070-120* £15.11 How difficult is it? Hello. Triple QX Purple is only stated to have the "performance level" of G13. Wrong way round- Blue = 2 years Magenta = 5 years. Just paid Duncan’s about £200 for 5 year fluid change. Has anyone attempted this on a similar van? Thus, with question marks over its suitability for use in the Alde system, we have no choice but to omit it from our recommendations. Help Please! Free delivery for many products! Alde International Systems AB is a world-leading company which develops, produces and markets heating systems for caravans and motorhomes. It's a bit more complex than just pulling the "bung" out and draining the fluid into a bucket, and the proper pump system is the best way to do it. Did anyone escape in their caravan for New Year? Been told we need to have the fluid changed in our Alde heating which is coming up for 2 years but after doing a very swift search and finding someone local they have quoted £250 . aspx. November 7, 2018 in Caravan Heating & Cooling. Alde Heating Fluid G13 Antifreeze £9.99 Alde heating fluid antifreeze. Maverick777, So as Dave and I said earlier, don't rely on colour. There is a sticker on our tank saying date filled, date to change. It isn't stated that it conforms to the specification or has VW approvals. Alde premium G13++ Antifreeze specially formulated and designed for use in Alde heating systems. What I believe was 2 year fluid was flourescent yellow. Protects to -37°C, with 5 year corrosion protection. Adding to the excellent advice so far, here are the commonly available, UK antifreeze products approved by Alde as of today. Prolong your heating system's service life with Alde Glycol Glycol should normally be changed every other year, but If you use Alde Premium Glycol G13, the replacement interval can be extended to every 5 years under normal operating conditions. 2019 Ford Kuga 2. Mines got real ALDE 5 year stuff in it, Its worth reading up on why a lot of companies prefer to recommend antifreeze with bittering agents (denatonium benzoate etc)  just saying. My Alde wasn't heating. 2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser. Various brands make products meeting VW's G13, but they will all be that colour or the claim they meet that spec would be wrong. Specialist tools required? com/EN_EU/Blog/2016/What-you-need-to-know-about-G13-antifreeze-and-coolant. The tank-mounted pump is just too feeble to do the job. I am wondering why an antifreeze manufactured to the appropiate spec isn't approved. This allows all the fluid to be forced out by feeding in new fluid to replace that drained out: firstly water, then new anti-freeze mixture. Check first that it does need changing. As Leonardo da Vinci once said: 'If you find from your own experience that something is a fact & it contradicts what some authority has written down, then you must abandon the authority & base your reasoning on your own findings' ie: use your common sense! wolflubes. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Alde Premium G13 Antifreeze for Caravan Wet Central Heating System 1l at the best online prices at eBay! VAG G13 Spec. Which is due ALDE Heating Anti-freeze system change. robbymax Hi, yes i am going to get it done in november , fluid change and full service , the engineer has quoted £400 which i thought reasonable. Our range includes a ready-mixed Premium Long Life Glycol adapted for Alde heating system. Other 5 year products are available and particularly from outside Europe they could be any colour; but I would seriously not be going that route. no: 3020161 Shower as long as you want with the Alde Flow! Frost Protection right down to -36°C Then the thing confusing me was "is all gycol the same". I have used Comma's G40, that meets VW's G12++, and more recently Comma's GG40, that meets VW's G13. No, that is far too risky and almost certainly the wrong way round; colour at best is a guide, unless you know its 5 year stuff best then to assume it is 2 year. Anti freeze is clear and manufacturers only use a dye to indentify their own product specifications and type in house . Green antifreeze was often used in older heating systems and should no longer be used. My van is 2015 and the last owner serviced and done every thing it needed since new .. The glycol fluid is necessary to prohibit corrosion and frost damages in the heating system. Display as a link instead, × Jaydug Premixed and ready to use ethylene glycol antifreeze, specially formulated for Alde heating systems and containing silicated OAT.   Your previous content has been restored. Part of that standard will be its colour. I am not aware of any vans fitted with 5yr fluid. Contact Address: … You can post now and register later. 0 V6 TDI + 2013 Lunar Clubman ES. Swilling Grilling & Chilling, Sailing, walking, caravanning, reading & drinking beer, 2015 Unicorn 3 Cadiz ( Alicanto Estoril). Caravan ALDE 3020 heating on brand new 2017 Swift Conqueror 645. Get it serviced by a technician with the knowledge and the tools for the job would be my advice. You may have had the 5 year fluid put in at the 2nd Anniversary. Buy it from EuroCarparts when they have an offer on, normally every weekend. Caravanning. It is Magenta in colour; "pink" is too vague as there are other pinkish products that are not really suitable. Feedback from Alde-trained service agents is that it appears physically different and ages differently to other, Alde-approved G13 products they have experience with. Golf,Fly Fishing Started 3 hours ago, By meadowsweet Where is the expansion tank located? Source for Fanmaster mk1 - thermal cut out. DIY ALDE Heating Anti-freeze system change? Alde Heating Fluid Changes, Lincolnshire Keep your motorhome or caravan's central heating system and boiler in good working order with regular blue or pink Alde fluid changes or replacements. If you get a Dealer or Mobile Engineer to do it, expect to pay between £150 and £200. It is not particularly difficult to drain, just pull the red bung under the van and drain the old fluid into a suitable container for correct disposal. Pre-mixed and ready to use 50:50 concentration. G13 provides a 5-year working life: Image – Amazon.co.uk The general point being, remembering to change the antifreeze in an Alde heating 0 Tdci (177. You must log in or register to reply here. Elddis Crusader Storm 2000 Kgs, Unipart Royal Atlas Mover . Incidentally, for topping up purposes, a system filled with Blue antifreeze can be topped up with Blue or Pink fluid, but a system filled with Pink should only be topped up with Pink. Obviously the Century TF-1Transfer Fluid often found in USA [email protected] is different than shown in video, and non-toxic (GRAS) generally recognized as safe. The previous specification, VW TL 774-G "G12++" is still available in various brands, but since its manufacture is less environmentally friendly than "G13", we don't recommend it per se. I have had a few quotes for draining down my Alde heating system and replacing with new fluid. The Alde premixed fluid is around £10 a litre so rough guide use 9lts , you can buy 5lts ready mixed of G13 from eurocarparts for £9.99 , which is the same spec as Alde's so cost me £20 to do my van plus my time and ionized 54bhp,180ps,132kw) Powershift + 2015 Unicorn III Cadz, Ventura Marlin porch awning. The mixing valve has integrated JG fittings and is suitable for water heating and heating systems. Alde towel rails provide the entire family with warm towels after every refreshing shower. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Started Yesterday at 10:20, Copyright Alphaquad Ltd Powered by Invision Community. Maritime History, Model Eng, DIY, Caravan, Traction Engines, Fly Fishing, Keeping Traditional Poultry × Your latter point makes it a minefield - Triple QX Purple is G13, so you're implying that G13 isn't sufficient to identify suitable anti-freeze specifications. There are glycol fluids in various colors and qualities; the different qualities durability varies in between two and five years. Their G12++ is functionally very comparable, but is more toxic so regarded as more environmentally damaging. I've rebuilt and changed 1000s of radiators so the decision didn't come easy, however age seems to have  and paying £40 seems a small price to pay. Yes,  very confusing this common use of the character "G" but that is the way it is branded for whatever reason. 1 litre, G13, 5 year long life fluid. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago). People do change the fluid themselves and if you do a forum search on the topic you should come up with details of how people have done it. Incidentally, for topping up purposes, a system filled with Blue antifreeze can be topped up with Blue or Pink fluid, but a system filled with Pink should only be topped up with Pink. This is simply because a boiler-mounted pump is speed-adjustable & self purging. OK that clarifies it - thanks. The cost seems to be about the £200 mark and takes about two hours. Anti freezes can be very corrosive and cause damage to engines and seals in the automotive environment and using the wrong to top up can cause the system to congeal if mixed and then cause blockages . It is strongly recommended that changing the fluid in your Alde Heating System is left to a Certified Agent or Service Centre as specialised equipment is needed to complete the fluid change and to ensure any … Owning american cars myself with US spec antifreeze means you learn a lot trying to research and find the correct spec over here . The colour change will denote when enough has been circulated. Welcome to Alde! Alde Premium G13 is ready to use, pre-mixed with deionised water, and does not require further dilution and is ideal for topping up Alde central heating systems. Allowing continuous hot water, the Alde Flow is a supplemental hot water tank connected to the 3020 Compact HE system. It's ready to use for topping up Alde caravan and motorhome heating systems throughout winter. Depends on the age of the van but new ones and refills should all now have g13 .lasts 5 years instead of the older fluid. The Alde G13 Antifreeze is backwards compatible with the older 2-year antifreeze. 3L auto Nissan Terrano, 2004 & Swift Elegance 530, 2018. Is their a step by step guide that one can refer too? As of this year (2020) caravan’s will be filled with G13, hence lasting 5 years, as opposed to 2 years previously. NB: Triple QX Purple isn't approved for use in the Alde system. After the first 2 years, Alde recommends replacing the antifreeze in the system with the G13 formula. Hello. Alde recommends a glycol of quality G13. Having got half a pint on the caravan floor trying to top up without reading the instruction manual this summer I can guarantee spillages  get everywhere and take ages to clean up. Replace the bung. Caravanning, family, swimming, motorcycling, cycling. Alde recommends premixed G13 which has a 5 year lifespan. I've done it myself but won't be doing it again. The correct fluid to use that also brings with it a 5 year life is one meeting Volkswagen's specification TL 774 -J [the "J" being the critical definer], a product known as G13 by its short code. Having fun. By Yes, but the presently "recommended" in the preferred sense, is to use a product meeting Volkswagen's house standard for antifreezes, G13. Caravans,Art, Our heating systems are planned down to the smallest detail. JavaScript is disabled. My cars antifreeze is red and its Fords 10 year one, personally for the caravan I'd ask the manufacturer Alde for a recommended antifreeze, Paul B That lasts 5 years.   Pasted as rich text. The expansion tank should be in the wardrobe. Alde G13 Premium Antifreeze or G12++ is pink and is the type of antifreeze Alde recommend to use in Alde Heating systems. These all conform to VW TL 774-J specification, quick ref code "G13", the Comma and Fuchs also having VW approvals. If you cannot get hold of the above, it should be a 50:50 mixture consisting of ethylene glycol The Alde system comprises of a Boiler that heats the fresh water to feed the hot water system and the heating system fluid that is circulated by a 12v pump round the caravan in a continuous circuit that returns to the Boiler. Improving on the previous G12++ specification, Alde Premium G13 Antifreeze provides the same benefits but with a manufacturing process that’s kinder to the environment. An Alde Fan Convector in the wardrobe dries damp clothes and shoes quickly. I was due to change my car antifreeze this wet n windy weekend, but combined this with trouble I'll have getting rid of the old antifreeze I decided to book it into a garage. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Heating systems, Alde Flow Alde Flow Art. 2018 S-Max Titanium 2. It's not required to use Alde's own antifreeze, any fluid that meets the "G13" standard can be used. Only available in boxed quantities. ..you can't put it down the drain. The pipes go up and down around the van, so just opening the drain valve will not get all the fluid out. You can tell by the colour f the fluid - pink = 2 years, blue = 5 years. Prolong your heating system's service life with Alde Glycol Glycol should normally be changed every other year, but If you use Alde Premium Glycol G13, the replacement interval can be extended to every 5 years under normal operating conditions. If you don't know what has been used, it is in your interest to get it well  changed out and use a product meeting VW's G13. Gurgling noise stopped. Kaufen Sie Premium G13, Glykol-Frostschutzmittel von Alde, 4070-120 im Auto & Motorrad-Shop auf Amazon.de. NB: Triple QX Purple isn't approved for use in the Alde system. As he ^^ says, a lot of the fluid will remain in the pipework between radiators. The silicated OAT corrosion inhibitor is compatible with the silicate-containing antifreezes used as standard by most UK vendors, and provides 5-year protection. Clear editor. Alde recommend G13 Spec antifreeze." Mobile engineer did mine,and they can get rid of the old stuff too. .. Kia Sorento KX-1 CRDI 4WD towing an Elddis Affinity 530, 2015 VW Touareg 3. I too am confused as the Triple QX Purple is specified to VW TL 774-J (or G13)  so is the fact that it's not approved because it doesn't conform or because they haven got around to testing it. The colour is what I would describe as "Magenta". It may be that Alde haven't tested it (yet). Feedback from Alde-trained service agents is that it appears physically different and ages differently to other, Alde-approved G13 products they have experience with. The law - hard work but pays well m'lud. Customs Duty when returning from abroad - January 2021, Alde Premium G13 Antifreeze (only available as ready to use/pre-mixed 50:50 with deionised water). By I own a Bailey Unicorn Barcelona II (2013/14). × You can find us at some of the world’s leading trade fairs – or maybe when you’re Can I change the fluid myself?? The only antifreezes you can mix are the blue antifreeze with the pink G13 or G12++. I need to cycling and walking. .   Your link has been automatically embedded. Große Auswahl und Gratis Lieferung durch Amazon ab 29€. I agree and if in any doubt at all change it; the corrosive protectants lose their ability over time-hence the change-cars need it changing too (in spite of what Mini say-I simply ignore that!). I wouldn't recommend any-one does a fluid change themselves unless a boiler-mounted pump is fitted (as opposed to an expansion tank-mounted one). Click here to read our updated forum rules. Depends on the age of the van but new ones and refills should all now have g13 .lasts 5 years instead of the older fluid. if it me i probably let it be done when you get it service (handy with spanners you might be) but i would leave it to someone who knows what he is doing .. The Alde glycol fluid is of the quality G13 and needs only changing every five years. It’s not required to use Alde’s own antifreeze, any fluid that meets the “G13” standard can be used. 2017 Lunar Clubman SB (2021 Coachman VIP545 soon), Engineering, computing, outdoor life. Meet Alde at NEC show in Birmingham This link gives the wider spectrum of the VW standard range: https://www. Both G12++ and G13 bring a wide tolerance to being contaminated by traces of existing different products, not fool proof but you would need to be unlucky to fall foul with most things likely to have been used here in Europe. I was just wondering, is the heating system difficult to drain and refill? If you do change it do so to the g13-no need to buy Alde branded stuff-a good motor factors will sell it far cheaper . Started 8 hours ago, By It was faultless for a year, and after reading a whole bunch about Alde and this forum, I checked the reservoir....yep, almost bone dry. 0 (150 bhp) AWD Manual and 2017 Coachman Pastiche 565. All British caravan manufacturers are now using a fluid in Alde heating systems that provides five-year corrosion protection and protects down to temperatures of -35 degrees C. 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