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| Originally posted by Delmarco@Nov 10 2004, 05:46 PM |
I turned my back for a second today and caught a mechanic pouring bright green liquid into my coolant tank to "top off" the unknown brownish/greenish liquid I already had in there (it was in there when I bought the car last june and I never found out what it was used ).
Now I freaked out because someone here said once that the green coolant is real bad for BMW especially in the winter because it clogs up your hoses or something. Can someone confirm this?
Also if I need to get that stuff out, how soon do I have before my hoses get messed up? Is it better to flush it myself or go to the BMW dealership (how much do they charge)?
| Originally posted by 97alpineM3@Nov 10 2004, 08:20 PM |
There is a big write up on this in the FAQ section of this forum.. search it...
| Originally posted by RallyE36@Nov 11 2004, 09:17 AM |
Don't freak out too much.
At your earliest convenience go to a BMW dealer and buy their "bluish" anti-freeze coolant, as this has been specially formulated to run in BMW's aluminum heads.
Most other coolants available in the North American market will eventually "sludge-up" your system, then you'll have a bigger bill to pay.
So don't panic. Just do it on the weekend.
| Hello there |
the color is not the main issue here, green or blue or whatever.
You just need to be sure its a GOOD quality Antifreeze and Coolant for all-seasons.
This way, the liquid dont freezes up in winter, and cool your engine in summer thus maintaining your engine running smooth.
Good brands are: Comma / STP / ...
| I am not an expert in antifreeze but I think I agree with Diabolic. |
Had 20 cars or more until now (5 were bimmers) and never heard of problems with the anti freeze... maybe I'm getting old...
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