Toyota Long Life Coolant (red)--How long?

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Old 07 Dec 2005, 10:54 pm   #1 (permalink)
Bob H
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Default Toyota Long Life Coolant (red)--How long?

HOw long is this stuff good for?

Family has an 02 Camry 4banger with 60000miles, and the coolant looks good
as well as cooling system.

Bot car used, and doubt it was ever changed.

Time?



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Old 08 Dec 2005, 06:00 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota Long Life Coolant (red)--How long?

I don't care what you put in it...change the coolant every 2 years or
30,000 and you'll avoid costly repairs. I used to work at a auto service
center and almost every car manufactorer who claims they have "long life
coolant" is full of you know what.

Want proof...find a friend who owns a GM with dex-cool "long Life"
antifreeze and peak into the rad and the overflow...disgusting!

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Old 08 Dec 2005, 06:34 am   #3 (permalink)
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Change it, and the trans, and differential You have no idea on past use
and maintenance

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Old 08 Dec 2005, 05:05 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Toyota Long Life Coolant (red)--How long?

justinm930 wrote:
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> Want proof...find a friend who owns a GM with dex-cool "long Life"
> antifreeze

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I agree with your tips on coolant changes and how it adds life to cooling
system.
I thought dexcool was one of the early antifreezes that wasn't an ethelyne
glycol base but wasn't truly a long-life. I think it failed miserably
because of it's makeup and GM now uses a true long-life.
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Old 10 Dec 2005, 04:41 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Every two years at a MINIMUM. If you do it yourself, consider it every
year. Use distilled water mixed with coolant 50%-50%.

Color itself doesn't tell you a whole lot. The protective chemicals
wear out over time and the acidity level changes. At 60,000 miles you
are overdue if it hasn't been changed before.

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Old 29 Dec 2005, 11:36 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"" wrote:
> HOw long is this stuff good for?
>
> Family has an 02 Camry 4banger with 60000miles, and the
> coolant looks good
> as well as cooling system.
>
> Bot car used, and doubt it was ever changed.
>
> Time?


Glad to see we are all in agreement.
Service maintence schedule in owners
manual says every 2 years or about
24,000 miles (32,000kms)

Joanne MH

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