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What type of coolant do I use? Red or Green? Prestone?

Is there a drain plug if I want to drain/replace the coolant?
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What type of coolant do I use? Red or Green? Prestone?

Is there a drain plug if I want to drain/replace the coolant?
Green coolant. There is a drain plug, if I recall it is colored red and towards the bottom center of the radiator.

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Green coolant. There is a drain plug, if I recall it is colored red and towards the bottom center of the radiator.
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I should have clarified the plug. Not the radiator drain plug but maybe another plug near the thermostat?
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I use Zerex Asian. Its pink and already 50:50.

Any quality coolant can be used as long as it is changed within its required interval.

I also recommend premix'd coolant or buying distilled water. Tap/well water shouldn't be used when mixing up your own coolant.
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I use Zerex Asian. Its pink and already 50:50.

Any quality coolant can be used as long as it is changed within its required interval.

I also recommend premix'd coolant or buying distilled water. Tap/well water shouldn't be used when mixing up your own coolant.

I've never heard of Zerex Asian before. Where do you get it?

This is my first foreign car. My other Saturn requires the red coolant. I wonder if the Zerex Asian is red undiluted. I always use distilled water.
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Napa has the Zerex Asian.

Valvoline.com > Products > Zerex > Antifreeze Zerex > Zerex® Asian Vehicle Antifreeze / Coolant

Got tired of paying for OE antifreeze, especially the overpriced Toyota pink. I use Zerex in my Mazda, Toyota, Kia.....

Old green antifreeze is a joke. Doesn't last long enough and you know when someone uses it too long since it cruds up the entire cooling system.
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Napa has the Zerex Asian.

Valvoline.com > Products > Zerex > Antifreeze Zerex > Zerex® Asian Vehicle Antifreeze / Coolant

Got tired of paying for OE antifreeze, especially the overpriced Toyota pink. I use Zerex in my Mazda, Toyota, Kia.....

Old green antifreeze is a joke. Doesn't last long enough and you know when someone uses it too long since it cruds up the entire cooling system.

Thanks for the heads up on this product. They don't have this available in concentrated form. I guess this is how they can make more money or for people who don't know how to mix half antifreeze and half water.
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No, its not about taking money from people. The masses are too stupid to use distilled/deionized water. It about the lack of common sense of the typical consumer. And, many don't know math well enough to mix it correctly 50:50. These same consumers reproduce and vote. Make you wonder why the world is the way it is today. Every product sold needs to be idiot proof.

Another great coolant to use is Peak Global Lifetime. Its available full strength so that you can mix your own. Should be good for normal 3-5 year 50k-100k change intervals, whichever comes 1st.

Peak Global Lifetime is available full strength for us, and also premixed 50:50 for the other 75% of the population

My antifreeze recommendations are: Zerex Asian & Peak Global Lifetime
My personal change intervals(never flush) is usually 1/2 of what is recommended by whats on the bottle, or owners manual.

Here's your typical well or tap water scenario:
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