3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I have the same year and model car and I used Prestone 50/50 extended life antifreeze/coolant. I had to replace the coolant expansion tank and upper radiator hose recently and that is what I used. Make sure you properly bleed the air out of the system when you are done with your repairs. Good luck
You dont need to buy BM,although some do prefer to, any antifreeze concentrate is fine just make sure you mix it 50/50 that should be down to around -38, if you are in Siberia or the North of Canada, your local auto shop will have the relevant coolant.
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Truly any antifreeze is not fine. If you were driving a ford taurus sure use any coolant you like. I'm in complete agreement with Drv for the reasons he has stated. If you were trying to save a dollar here or there, my only advice would be to drain your cooling system completely. After draining it, flush it with distilled water until it looks as close to clear as you can get it. I've read too many horror stories about people mixing coolant types, especially with the BMW Genuine coolant, and getting a dark sludge build-up through out the cooling system. Just be safe and spend a few bucks on some distilled water and a $18/gallon of NON-MIXED BMW Genuine coolant. Go to BavAuto.com
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