What antifreeze is needed for a 2000 Solara?

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Old 24 Sep 2011, 01:34 am   #1 (permalink)
micky
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Default What antifreeze is needed for a 2000 Solara?

What antifreeze is needed for a 2000 Solara?

The owners manual says to use Toyota Long LIfe or the equivalent.

Isn't 2000 before the fancy fluids were needed. It has some red
fluid in there now, but I'm thinking that's probably because it was
serviced at Toyota, and all they use is there latest, 25 dollar a
gallon antifreeze, even though an 11-year old car doesn't need it.

What say ye?
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Old 25 Sep 2011, 12:09 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What antifreeze is needed for a 2000 Solara?

On 9/23/2011 10:34 PM, micky wrote:
> What antifreeze is needed for a 2000 Solara?
>
> The owners manual says to use Toyota Long LIfe or the equivalent.
>
> Isn't 2000 before the fancy fluids were needed. It has some red
> fluid in there now, but I'm thinking that's probably because it was
> serviced at Toyota, and all they use is there latest, 25 dollar a
> gallon antifreeze, even though an 11-year old car doesn't need it.
>
> What say ye?


Not sure, but IIRC, OEM Toyota antifreeze has been red for decades. I'd
think that it's more or less the same as the old fashioned bright green
Prestone that everyone used to use.

They DO put the Toyota brand antifreeze and oil on sale around here from
time to time. Heck, the Toyota brand oil filters are cheaper at the
dealer than either the Toyota branded or a good name brand filter is at
the local Auto Zone. Not that I'm a friend of dealers, but sometimes
they DO do something right.

Regards,

DAve
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