You got it! Looks great.
Thanks for the perspective. This is my first time using Dex, but I've heard the sentiment you express before. At the same time, I notice many people noting the problem with dex are avoidable if you are aware of what causes them. For now, I've gone with dex and will just keep a close eye on things.My rule is out with the dexcool, in with Peak. Buy the straight stuff, mix with distilled water yourself. Over the decades I have learned if you stay with dexcool, you will be changing more radiators, water pumps, thermostats, and heater cores than if you go with Peak. Zerex is a no go for me also. Dex death is a real occurring phenomenon, so I have better things to do with my time. Besides, I have enough old dex death radiators behind the garage. Oh, and in addition to cores, we now have the plastic end caps to be concerned with, so remove and install hoses at the radiator with great care.
I am also not so in favor of really extensive flushes - get out what you can, refill that amount. Repeat every couple of years. I consider this a "Kinder and gentler" flush, IMHO.
It's your ride, do as you wish, but this works for me year after year, vehicle after vehicle.
I personally use the Pink Toyota coolant. It’s still a HOAT coolant but it has a great life, I believe it’s 7 years or 250,000 KM. But all those HOAT coolants are great, tons of corrosion inhibitors.I agree Dexcool probably has changed over the years, and so has the aftermarket antifreeze. Peak, for example, comes in different formulas and in different colors and states which mix with which. And, to top that, the Peak I have been using for several years is now YELLOW and is rated for 150,000 miles. They even have one type rated for a million miles. This dude explains it pretty well in this video.