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celicafourotwo May 13, 10:01pm - #178269 

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question about Antifreeze...

Do we have to use Toyota antifreeze or is there a different brand that'll work the same, with the same color of course..i saw one at an autopart store here in town but don't know if it's a good idea to mix toyota with something else..oh yeah toyota antifreeze cost $16.97+tax.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Pink_Panther May 13, 10:52pm - #178270 

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as long as its echol-glycos based <sorry about the spelling for got the word but i know thats close>

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Loki_X2GT May 14, 12:17am - #178271 
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Toyota, of course, would like you to use their product, but I severely doubt they could really say anything warranty wise if you didn't: So long as you can prove you have used the right type (again ethelene-glycol), right mixture and changed it at the factory's recommended intervals. What I can tell you is that when I worked at Toyota we sold the red to customers, but if you asked a tech about what was in their own car many wouldn't use it. They CLAIMED (note I never substantiated this) that they were seeing things like radiator corrosion and water pump leaks before it should be happening; those cars always had factory red.

PS: Regardless, a Toyota dealer will be much less likely to argue a warranty claim (in fact may go out of their way to goodwill stuff) if you have an extensive service history with them... but that requires going to the dealer idunno
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celicafourotwo May 14, 12:32am - #178272 

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^^^thanks for the info, when you talk about mixture, how much water and how much antifreeze should i mix together?? i never understand this concept..and the direction on the bottle itself just don't make sense to me at all..

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Loki_X2GT May 14, 1:00am - #178273 
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LoL, that will be tougher for me to answer... It is supposed to be dependent on the ambient temparatures where you live. I'm in a more temparate part of California so a lot of shops do a 50/50 mix, a common standard. Now I'm assuming that you are talking about antifreeze for an import car, which will be ethylene-glycol (Newer GM cars use Dex-Cool a long life coolant of a different composition) and ethylene-glycol coolants can, if need be, mixed up to 70/30 for colder climates. But this can negatively affect heat dissipation... you may want to check with a local shop.
Many shops also recommend using distilled water as opposed to tap water due to the lower amount of mineral impurities. Hope this helped!
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slidr May 14, 1:27am - #178274 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
^^^thanks for the info, when you talk about mixture, how much water and how much antifreeze should i mix together?? i never understand this concept..and the direction on the bottle itself just don't make sense to me at all..
What does it say on the bottle?

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celicafourotwo May 14, 2:24am - #178275 

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i don't have the bottle with me because i just moved in with my bro a week ago..but the last time i read it i couldn't understand it..takin that english is not my native tongue it's kinda impossible for me to understand.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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