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Old 21 Oct 2004, 07:44 pm   #1 (permalink)
Ken
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I have a 98 Camry, 4cyc. it has those red coolant in it, can I mix green
coolant with it? The owners manual didn't say anything.......

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Kenny


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Old 21 Oct 2004, 07:52 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On 2004-10-21 19:44:39 -0500, "Ken" <kennylam@adelphia.net> said:

> I have a 98 Camry, 4cyc. it has those red coolant in it, can I mix
> green coolant with it? The owners manual didn't say anything.......
>
> Thanks
> Kenny


Parts house guy told me no... it will turn to glop and cause problems.

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Old 22 Oct 2004, 07:54 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Ken" <kennylam@adelphia.net> wrote in message news:<1N-dnaNgofxqyuXcRVn-pw@adelphia.com>...
> I have a 98 Camry, 4cyc. it has those red coolant in it, can I mix green
> coolant with it? The owners manual didn't say anything.......


The Owner's manual tells you to use genuine Toyota parts. If you go to
the Toyota dealer, they will only sell the correct red factory
coolant. BTW, only mix with distilled water.
Don't alter the coolant.
If your car overheats even once, you can cause expensive engine
damage, or at minimum shorten engine life substantially.
Also, not a bad idea to periodically change the radiator cap and
thermostat. Cheap insurance.
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Old 22 Oct 2004, 06:04 pm   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for all your info, I will stop by the dealer tomorrow.

Kenny

"Daniel M. Dreifus" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Ken" <kennylam@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:<1N-dnaNgofxqyuXcRVn-pw@adelphia.com>...
>> I have a 98 Camry, 4cyc. it has those red coolant in it, can I mix green
>> coolant with it? The owners manual didn't say anything.......

>
> The Owner's manual tells you to use genuine Toyota parts. If you go to
> the Toyota dealer, they will only sell the correct red factory
> coolant. BTW, only mix with distilled water.
> Don't alter the coolant.
> If your car overheats even once, you can cause expensive engine
> damage, or at minimum shorten engine life substantially.
> Also, not a bad idea to periodically change the radiator cap and
> thermostat. Cheap insurance.



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