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What kinda of coolant to use? #211491 Jun 28, 8:11pm Jun 28, 8:11pm
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What kinda of coolant to use?
I remember reading thats ours is specific...anyone know what kind to use? im running low frown


ps: damm im full of questions tonight tongue


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Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #211492 Jun 28, 8:15pm Jun 28, 8:15pm
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somebody said Toyota Genuine Coolant in one of my threads.

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: booyaolian] #211493 Jun 28, 8:33pm Jun 28, 8:33pm
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Just use any dexcool product. It's an extended life formula. You can get some premixed from Advanced or Autozone.

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: booyaolian] #211494 Jun 28, 8:41pm Jun 28, 8:41pm
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its red, it has no ethylone something forgot how its spelled but its mos def red, coolants are color coordinated on type so just look for a red kind i would just get the toyota type its fine thumbsup

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: ravertony] #211495 Jun 28, 8:55pm Jun 28, 8:55pm
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i'm going outta town, about 900 miles each way. Planning to do an oil change before i leave. did the last one myself(first one ever for car)and the coolant was fine. Planning on going to dealership to get oil changed before i leave, if i were to go somewhere else do you think they would put the right coolant in?

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: wannaBblueCelica] #211496 Jun 28, 9:01pm Jun 28, 9:01pm
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get it from the dealer lol~
say i want red liquid coolant lol


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Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #211497 Jun 29, 4:14am Jun 29, 4:14am
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I was told you gotta get it from a dealer...its a special coollant idunno


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Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: Sara] #211498 Jun 29, 8:25am Jun 29, 8:25am
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its called toyota long life coolant i bought it from the dealer for 12bux thumbsup

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #211499 Jun 29, 8:38am Jun 29, 8:38am
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if its not red it will most likely be the wrong type of coolant which will harm the aluminum internals/parts of our sensitive engine wink

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: ravertony] #211500 Jun 29, 11:10pm Jun 29, 11:10pm
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EZ lube changed mine to a green one when I did a radiator flush confused


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Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #211501 Jun 29, 11:13pm Jun 29, 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
its called toyota long life coolant i bought it from the dealer for 12bux thumbsup


yup thats right and its red

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: verano] #211502 Jun 29, 11:16pm Jun 29, 11:16pm
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some guy told me it doesnt matter about the color?

he said it just the dy toyota use to make it SPECIAL~
i think he is a fool, but i still dont have the real answer... confused grin


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Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #211503 Jun 30, 4:58am Jun 30, 4:58am
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I bought coolant on sunday. It might be different here in the uk but I doubt it! It has to be a ethylene-glycol based coolant because of the aluminium components in the system. DO NOT USE ALCHOL TYPE ANTIFREEZE OR PLAIN WATER!!!
They are right it is red!

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: Duff] #211504 Jun 30, 5:00am Jun 30, 5:00am
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The Toyota red coolant is better than the green/orange crap from jiffy lube or Autozone.

Buy it from them, mix it yourself, and just keep it topped off.

You can flush the radiator yourself by popping the hose off and draining it out spineyes


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Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: DiabloGTS] #211505 Jun 30, 9:22am Jun 30, 9:22am
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FLUSH your coolant if you have the green type it isnt the right type as Duff mentioned it will harm the aluminum parts of our car.. DJ_Curtiz go back to that place and show em your car's manual it says in there if you use the other type of coolant it will harm the engine..

Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: ravertony] #211506 Jun 30, 12:41pm Jun 30, 12:41pm
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i used the pre-mix red color coolant i bought from wal-mart..only 9 or 10bux..and it's red too..pre-mix so i dont' have to mix..


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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?
Re: What kinda of coolant to use? [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #451324 Sep 8, 12:56pm Sep 8, 12:56pm
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I have a question about this too.

I'm new here. I got a new thermostat put in yesterday (2001 Celica, 150K miles, no modifications) because the old one was sticking. I brought a container of the red coolant in for the mechanic to put in, but when I picked up the car today, he said that wasn't the right type and that he put green in instead.

I asked him why green because I had read that the red was the correct one for my car, and he insisted that green was, without giving me an explanation (I pressed him for one, but there was a bit of a language barrier between us).

I went online again wondering if maybe he did that because it was an issue of my car always having had green coolant before and that the two couldn't be mixed. I read somewhere that when it's flushed, sometimes 15% or more doesn't come out, and that the green coolant and the red coolant shouldn't be mixed because it creates an acid that eats away at the parts.

But it sounds like the green coolant alone eats away at the parts as well.

Does anyone know which scenario is worse? Sticking with the green, or trying to flush out all of the green and then using red? If I should do the flush and get the red put in, how do I communicate efficiently to a mechanic to do that and not do something else entirely? I wish I had the means to do this myself and not rely on a mechanic, but I don't.


I've started trying to set aside money for a new (used) car, because this is probably a losing battle...

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