What coolant for 04 Camry I4

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Old 23 Dec 2006, 06:34 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default What coolant for 04 Camry I4

Mom can't find the owners manual.
Is there any special coolant needed for this car?
2004 I4 Camry

Thanks


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Old 23 Dec 2006, 07:55 am   #2 (permalink)
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Use Antifreeze and distilled water, usualy a 50/50 mix. Be sure to buy
distilled water. Of course you can buy the special toyota coolant, its
high price is justified that they have monks make it from 50000 yr old
iceburg water on mt fujiama and its blessed by the pope.

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Old 23 Dec 2006, 01:44 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Sat, 23 Dec 2006 07:55:35 -0600, m Ransley wrote:

> Use Antifreeze and distilled water, usualy a 50/50 mix. Be sure to buy
> distilled water. Of course you can buy the special toyota coolant, its
> high price is justified that they have monks make it from 50000 yr old
> iceburg water on mt fujiama and its blessed by the pope.


Oh, dear.

Toyota AF is PINK! I don't think you should (nor SHOULD you) mix it with
anything else.

They do sell 'pink' AF in the stores and say it can be used to replace
Toyota AF, but on a car THIS new, I think I'd pony up for the Real Deal.
Perhaps after the car has a couple hundred thou on it I would think of
using something more 'generic'...

Now, I'm not one for going to the Dealer every time i need a part, but
there ARE some things I will only buy from Toyota for a car under 200,000
miles, one being 'Tune-Up' parts (I will NEVER use ANYTHING but Toyota
plug wires ever again!) and I think I would do this for the AF, too...


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Old 23 Dec 2006, 06:37 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Use the special red yota coolant - has long life and is safe for aluminium
engines. Its not recommended that you mix the green/yellow with the red.

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> Is there any special coolant needed for this car?
> 2004 I4 Camry
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> Thanks
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Old 23 Dec 2006, 07:50 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Use a coolant that does not have silcates or borates. The link below
has a good article on coolants.

http://tinyurl.com/y5fv3d


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Thanks
I will get her the Toyota coolant at the dealer. As we say in NYC she is a
good mom and deserves the best.
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Old 24 Dec 2006, 07:57 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Toyota Coolant is fine but you still have to use distilled water. NEVER
use tap water in radiator. Since you flushed the radiator, make sure
you get rid of the air (bleed) in the engine cooling system.

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Old 26 Dec 2006, 11:24 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Toyta has begun phasing in the new PINK coolant in place of the older
RED coolant. The new pink coolant is premixed with distilled water and
should not be diluted further. But I'd only use distilled water with
ANY coolant.

Do not use the traditional green silicated coolant in these cars. Asian
import pumps use rubber o-ring seals and not carbide seals in domestic
cars. Silicated coolant will wear out the rubber seals in a short
period time.

The pink coolant is meant for longer service life. But industry tests
have shown cooling systems exhibited high metal weight loss (corrosion)
using Toyota Pink. This is because toyota used only half of Dexcool's
two major components of sebacate and not the 2-ethylhexanoic acid.
Sebacate doesn't become effective with any newly installed components
(like a radiator or pump) until several thousand miles later. 2EHA is
fast acting, but it is a plasticizer that can cause problems with some
gasket materials.

So pick up some of the older red coolant (and distilled water) if you
can still find it.



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> Mom can't find the owners manual.
> Is there any special coolant needed for this car?
> 2004 I4 Camry
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> Thanks


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