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Old 01-14-2004, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was told, if I want to fill my coolant I can't use normal ones, I have to use the brand that bmw can take or else I would have green goos or something like that.

my thermostat is bad and I am going to replace my thermostat next week at the mean time my coolant is going down too, my coolant is just above the line a little bit so I don't think it will last till next week.

What kinda coolant brand should I buy?
where can I get it?
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Old 01-14-2004, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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use what the dealerships use, i cant remember what type they do use but OEM is best.
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I use prestone..that stuff looks tasty...
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i heard prestone isnt good for our cars because the mixture is too rich and causes problems. i dunno i used it once and had no problems though.
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really...damn
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i heard prestone isnt good for our cars because the mixture is too rich and causes problems. i dunno i used it once and had no problems though.
can you please tell me what brand do you use now?

I just bought super tech coolant at walmart, have you guys hear that brand before?

what happen if you use bad coolant?
will something brake?
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no not really, i have just heard its best to stick with the dealer stuff. i use the stuff from the dealers, but thats only because i have access to a BMW mechanics shop, they use the OEM stuff.
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no not really, i have just heard its best to stick with the dealer stuff. i use the stuff from the dealers, but thats only because i have access to a BMW mechanics shop, they use the OEM stuff.
oh, ok, is there any way I can get the OEM dealer coolant?

can I buy it from you?

I don't care how much is going ot cost me.
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were are you located? i dont want to take your money, just go to the dealership and ask what they recommend for you to use. and go buy it. (call service)
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thanks, I appreciate the info you gave me, I will call the service and ask them but I got the feeling they are going to tell me to go to the dealership and they will change it for me.
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