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Old 08-03-2007, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Coolant types?

I was curious if it was ok to use Prestone that says it is for all makes all models. I wanted to know if anyone has ever used this in their BMW and if it was safe for the cooling sytem. Thanks!
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It really is best to use the BMW coolant. In general, what you really need is an ethylene-glycol coolant. Read this write-up from pelican parts, as it has the down low on engine coolant:

Pelican Technical Article: BMW 3-Series E36 Cooling System Flush

I would say it is worth the few extra bucks. Radiator flushes only come every other year or so.
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