Toyota Long Life Engine Coolant

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Old 29 Apr 2005, 08:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
hoerschy
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My wife has a 2003 Camry that we purchased new. The owners manual states
that the coolant used is Toyota Long Life Engine Coolant. When at look at
the scheduled maintenance, it states that the coolant is to be replaced at
24 months or 30,000 miles. This doesn't sound like long life coolant. Even
my Ford F-150 with standard coolant called for a change at 45,000 miles. Is
Toyota talking out of both sides of its mouth. I stopped in at the dealer
today and he said that the long life coolant is good for 60,000 miles. When
I showed him that the warranty book calls for 24 months or 30,000 miles, his
response was "Well, I guess that what it is then". Can someone shed a
little light on this for me? Any help will be appreciated.


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Old 29 Apr 2005, 09:28 pm   #2 (permalink)
Mark A
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"hoerschy" <hoerschy@NOSPAMcharter.net> wrote in message
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> My wife has a 2003 Camry that we purchased new. The owners manual states
> that the coolant used is Toyota Long Life Engine Coolant. When at look at
> the scheduled maintenance, it states that the coolant is to be replaced at
> 24 months or 30,000 miles. This doesn't sound like long life coolant.
> Even my Ford F-150 with standard coolant called for a change at 45,000
> miles. Is Toyota talking out of both sides of its mouth. I stopped in at
> the dealer today and he said that the long life coolant is good for 60,000
> miles. When I showed him that the warranty book calls for 24 months or
> 30,000 miles, his response was "Well, I guess that what it is then". Can
> someone shed a little light on this for me? Any help will be appreciated.

It's not really long life for the coolant, but it is a special formula that
protects certain parts like the water pump and makes them last longer than
if you used most other coolants.

Check Google Groups for the archives of this forum. This topic has been
discussed many times.


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Old 30 Apr 2005, 10:12 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota Long Life Engine Coolant

Mark is right.
Do not let anyone tell you that DEXCOOL is the same as the Toyota
antifreeze. They may look simular but they have different chemistry.

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