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Workshop4Ever
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Workshop4Ever Oct 5, 3:51am - #291992 

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Coolant

The coolant in my GT is like a redish-pink color, and i have been meaning to give my coolant a flushing and change it. I heard rumors about mixing green coolant and red coolant, in which it turns to a sludge and messes up your car. Any suggestions?

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sxyimports125 Oct 5, 4:11am - #291993 

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My suggestion:

Take it to a "professional" to get your coolant flushed!

It sounds to me like your asking for trouble.

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renfield90 Oct 5, 6:47am - #291994 

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Erick Oct 5, 6:54am - #291995 

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I was thinking to do the same thing...coolant flush

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...&PHPSESSID=



but instead i just added more coolant.. this one..
"New Prestone(R) All Makes All Models Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant "
as quoted from the company site...

Confused as to which antifreeze goes in your car or light duty truck? New Prestone(R) All Makes All Models Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant is intended for use in all foreign or domestic passenger cars and light duty trucks on the road today. This patented, technologically-advanced formula and traditional color is compatible with ANY make or model of car or light duty truck and mixes with ANY color of antifreeze. The New Prestone concentrated formula also offers up to five years or 150,000 mile protection when added to any extended life antifreeze coolant or when your vehicle is flushed and filled with New Prestone Antifreeze according to directions on the package. The vehicle's owner's manual should always be consulted to determine the specific maintenance and changeover intervals.

New Prestone Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant has a dual action formula that can provide protection from -86oF to 276oF. It protects all cooling system metals from rust and corrosion including the thin, lightweight aluminum found in many newer radiators.

How the All-New Prestone(R) Antifreeze/Coolant Works with All Makes and Models

Domestic, Asian and European manufacturers tend to use different antifreeze/coolant formulas in new vehicles. This has caused confusion among consumers many just dont know which aftermarket antifreeze/coolant is right for their vehicle. The NEW Prestone(R) All Makes All Models Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant is compatible with all these formulas.


The new Prestone(R) All Makes All Models Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant is a patented Organic Acid Technology formula that offers up to five years or 150,000 miles of protection when it is added to any extended life antifreeze/coolant. When added to a vehicles current formula, it is designed to provide the properties and change over intervals of that formula, be it one that offers 30,000-miles of protection, 100,000-miles of protection or 150,000-miles of protection.


The new formula has been tested with antifreeze/coolant formulations that are factory installed by major auto and light-duty truck makers. It may be added to the antifreeze/coolant of any make or model automobile or light duty truck on the road, foreign or domestic.


Motorists should always check their owners manual to ensure they are following the manufacturers recommendations on the appropriate flush and fill maintenance procedures for their vehicle.


The new formula does not offer extended life properties when added to a conventional silicated coolant that requires attention every two years or 30,000 miles. It will offer the same protection as the vehicles original coolant without degrading its protection.


The new Prestone(R) 50/50 Prediluted All Makes All Models Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant formula should only be used to top off the cooling system. For a flush and fill, motorists should use the full concentrate formula offered by the brand to ensure the right mix of water and antifreeze concentrate.


The new formula can be found at automotive retailers and discount mass merchandise outlets throughout North America

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DiabloGTS Oct 5, 7:03am - #291996 

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just buy the toyota stuff and mix it 50/50 with distilled water.

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Rocketman Oct 5, 2:28pm - #291997 

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Prestone WILL NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!

JUST USE TE RED STUFF. Honestly.
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SmutasticGT Oct 5, 3:07pm - #291998 

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^^^why not?? I use preston on my 00celica for four years now and it works just fine?
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ragingpaseo Oct 5, 3:09pm - #291999 
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i flusheded my buddy's 94' corolla, and he dumped in green preston. that thing burns up like weed... thumbsdown
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Rocketman Oct 5, 5:30pm - #292000 

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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
^^^why not?? I use preston on my 00celica for four years now and it works just fine?


You must be using it by itself...

The reason the Toyota stuff is red is because it is a special blend that lubricates while it cools. prestone isn't made for that. SO, yeah...it will evaporate much faster.
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ravertony Oct 5, 8:20pm - #292001 
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another reason to use the red type is because it doesnt have a type of chemical in the green one which will damage the aluminum parts in our engine. go to ur local dealership and grab a brochure on the coolant it explains why you have to use the red colored coolant.
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Zero Oct 6, 1:44am - #292002 

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if you add another brand of coolant, just make sure you drain all of the red stuff out. then add the green thumbsup


does anyone know if there is a blue colored, coolant? i'd like to add it so it can match my color scheme, laughsilly

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Zero Oct 6, 1:45am - #292003 

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the red one (factory coolant) is the best for all toyotas.

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Erick Oct 6, 1:47am - #292004 

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darn it the bottle said safe for all cars cry

i knew i should have just gone with red cry

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