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Old 03-08-2020, 12:30 PM
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So what's the skinny on coolant for my E70? I hear 50/50 mix with distilled water, full strength, etc.
What's the best bang for your buck and what are the brands? Please advise.
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2013 e70 35xi LCI
So what's the skinny on coolant for my E70? I hear 50/50 mix with distilled water, full strength, etc.
What's the best bang for your buck and what are the brands? Please advise.
Thanks in advance!
BMW is the best auto bang for the buck.

50:50 with distilled water is the mix. Distilled water to not add electrolytes in impure water. 50:50 because that's real close to the best compromise mixture. The brand does not matter. Only compatible chemistry matters. Color is not standardized and does not matter.

HT-12 and G-48 (Zerex sells a G-48) is approved for all BMW since 2018.

The link shows compatible mixtures among other things.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...ote/1VndAEbNUP
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BMW is the best auto bang for the buck.

50:50 with distilled water is the mix. Distilled water to not add electrolytes in impure water. 50:50 because that's real close to the best compromise mixture. The brand does not matter. Only compatible chemistry matters. Color is not standardized and does not matter.

HT-12 and G-48 (Zerex sells a G-48) is approved for all BMW since 2018.

The link shows compatible mixtures among other things.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...ote/1VndAEbNUP
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2013 e70 35xi LCI
So what's the skinny on coolant for my E70? I hear 50/50 mix with distilled water, full strength, etc.
What's the best bang for your buck and what are the brands? Please advise.
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just get it from autozone Part Number: PEBB53 $20
no reason to buy directly or made by BMW
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I think I paid $23 a jug for BMW blue coolant from FCPEuro. I recommend it.


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Thanks. Straight in or it needs to be diluted 50%?

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Needs to be diluted.

I don't understand people who buy premix. Why pay double for the coolant? Why pay $20 for a gallon of distilled water?
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Diluted. 50/50 with distilled water. I buy a 5 gallon Lowe’s bucket, rinse it with distilled and then do an exact match. I pour the entire jug of coolant in the bucket and then the exact same amount of distilled water. Mix it, use what you need, then put what’s left over back in the BMW coolant jug and label it “50/50.” Use a good clean funnel and not an oily one.


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Diluted. 50/50 with distilled water. I buy a 5 gallon Lowe’s bucket, rinse it with distilled and then do an exact match. I pour the entire jug of coolant in the bucket and then the exact same amount of distilled water. Mix it, use what you need, then put what’s left over back in the BMW coolant jug and label it “50/50.” Use a good clean funnel and not an oily one.


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[QUOTE=BabyUnicornTaco;13275667]Diluted. 50/50 with distilled water. I buy a 5 gallon Lowe’s bucket, rinse it with distilled and then do an exact match. I pour the entire jug of coolant in the bucket and then the exact same amount of distilled water. Mix it, use what you need, then put what’s left over back in the BMW coolant jug and label it “50/50.” Use a good clean funnel and not an oily one.

100% right on. Living in Ohio 50/50 mix will work fine VS someone in Canada probably would mix 70% coolant to 30% water.
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