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QMI Cooling Test Strips - 2 Pages

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PRODUCT INFORMATION QMI COOLANT TEST STRIPS — “All-In-One” Coolant Diagnostics strips provides three pads to test the glycol/ water mix and anti-corrosion protection 2. The middle pad provides Reserve Alkalinity level. If the RA is in the “Pass” level of 6.6 or above, the test is concluded. If not, proceed to the pH test. The pH pad is only used if the RA level was below 6.6, providing a final “Pass” or “Fail.” Coolants lower than 6.5 or 11 and above are considered not acceptable. Conventional coolant analysis has been available for many years, but the addition of color dyes for marketing purposes and formula changes including ELC (Extended Life Coolants)/Long Life pose a challenge to test-strip diagnostic technology. Various colors have been added to differentiate coolants from each other. These dyes complicate testing methods. The condition of the anticorrosive package of conventional coolants can be analyzed by verifying their Reserve Alkalinity (RA) level, not accepted as a marker for ELC/Long Life coolants. The ELC/Long Life formulas utilize OAT, HOAT, NOAT and MOAT technologies. Unlike conventional coolants, they operate at a full range of RA and varying pH (Acidity - Alkalinity) levels. QMI’s user friendly “All-In-One” Coolant Diagnostics method is more sophisticated to ensure less false positives and false negatives on all coolants. The solution QMI Coolant Test Strips are formulated with a patented color adjustment for Freeze Point/Boil Point analysis and both Reserve Alkalinity and pH level diagnostics. Our Reserve Alkalinity test combined with the pH test provides ELC/Long Life diagnostics. Now the service technician isn’t required to know what type of coolant is in the vehicle or whether it is a mixture. This enables a field test of any coolant, conventional and/or ELC, to be properly evaluated no matter what color. Applications All internal combustion engine type cooling systems. Storage, shelf life & handling QMI Coolant Test Strips provide three test pads: 1) Freeze Point/Boiling Point, 2) Reserve Alkalinity and 3) pH. 1. The first pad provides glycol content to adjust Freeze Point/ Boil Point; simply compare the end pad to the “Red Coolants” chart or “All Others” coolant chart. Store at room temperature with the bottle cap tightly closed, not in direct sunlight. Test strips stored properly in bottle packages are guaranteed to work two years from date of manufacture. Avoid handling test strips with wet and/or oily hands. Packaging Part # 70 test strips per bottle See Page 2 for: Coolant Diagnostic Test Procedure Correct and Incorrect Coolant Sources Website: www.qmiitw.com

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QMI COOLANT TEST STRIPS — Note: Always use safety measures, including protective gloves and safety glasses, when performing QMI Coolant Test Strips coolant diagnostics. Page 2 Correct Coolant Sources Coolant Diagnostic Test Procedure QMI’s “All-In-One” coolant diagnostic dip-strips provide testing for both glycol/water mix (should be 50% glycol/water) and the condition of the anti-corrosive package (Reserve Alkalinity “RA” and Acidity - Alkalinity “pH”). Testing is simple and accurate, but sometimes performed incorrectly. Please follow these steps and you’ll find the QMI Coolant Test Strips easy...

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