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Old 01-27-2013, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bmw_novice View Post
Thx jonesin, but what difference does it make? I ask because I just topped it off ( added a cup) of that prestone antifreeze. Btw, is there anything else I should replace while doing the tstat? If they change the coolant totally, would it be considered a flush? And how much coolant would they need for it?
1. The reason non-aluminum sage coolant is bad is because you're radiator and cylinder head are aluminum.

2. If you don't know when the ENTIRE chilling system was changed it really should all be done at the same time, else the remaining parts are just going to fail on you one after another. Hopefully not catastrophically.

3. They will need one gallon of coolant mixed equally with one gallon of distilled water. NOT TAP WATER!

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Originally Posted by hnaz View Post
I grew up in a time when the internet was just a baby. Grammar back then versus now... holy cow. You could watch the degradation of society as the internet became more mature.

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