Pentosin – Pentofrost NF (G11) Silicate European Concentrate Antifreeze / Coolant – 1.5 Liters (Part No.8114117)
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- 1 What type of coolant do BMW use?
- 2 Can you mix BMW coolant with regular coolant?
- 3 What colour is BMW coolant?
- 4 Can you drive without Prestone?
- 5 What happens if you put green coolant in a BMW?
- 6 What color should BMW coolant be?
- 7 Can you put blue coolant with green coolant?
- 8 Is BMW coolant different?
Does BMW require special coolant?
Do BMWs need special coolant? – Due to the way that BMW engines are built, they have specific requirements when looking for engine coolant in that any coolant must be nitrate and phosphate free in order to avoid the corrosion of aluminium components.
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What type of coolant do BMW use?
3. Zerex G-48 Formula Full Strength Coolant – The ZEREX G-48 coolant is ideal for BMW cars. Designed for both diesel and gasoline engines, the coolant has low-silicate, pH, anti-phosphate technology that protects all metals, like aluminum against corrosion. Find what coolant to use for BMW. Source: Youtube Gaining the essential information on what coolant to use for BMW car can now possibly make you understand, how to maintain your BMW car, So, next time during coolant filing situation, make use of this guide and choose the best option for your vehicle.
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Do all BMW use the same coolant?
BMW Coolant – Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is commonly a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to reduce the chilly point of the liquid.
- In colder climates, this is extremely crucial.
- Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time you’ve heard of ethylene glycol as it is the finest ingredient in the real term “antifreeze”.
- Eep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system.
- They need to be combined to create the good coolant.
You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at Richmond BMW a call at 8042074692 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.
- Every vehicle manufacturer, including BMW has developed its own coolant or requires a exact coolant that is unique to definite years and models.
- There are many colors of coolants to help distinguish all including green, yellow, purple red, blue, and orange.
- It is crucial to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car.
Copious models will not be compatible even with “universal” coolants or antifreeze. Richmond BMW offers a variety of coolant flush coupons to aid you save today. To shop each of our service specials click here. If you’d like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from Richmond BMW directly at a fantastic price.
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Can you add any coolant to BMW?
My BMW needs some more coolant, and I usually have this done at the mechanic when I get my car serviced, but there doesn’t seem to be anything else going on with my car. I don’t want to take the car in just to get more coolant. Is there a way I can top off the coolant myself? Yes, you can fill up your car’s coolant on your own. To refill the coolant on your BMW, you will need to gather the following:
- A new bottle of coolant based on your manual’s specifications
- A funnel
- A pair of gloves
Once you gather the materials, follow these steps to top off the coolant in your BMW:
- Open your hood and locate the coolant tank. Do not touch anything under the hood if you just turned your car off and it is hot.
- Turn the cap counterclockwise while pressing downward.
- Once the cap is open, you should see a brightly colored stick or level float. Somewhere on the coolant tank will be a diagram indicating the level float’s position if the tank is properly filled.
- Place the funnel in the tank but leave space to see the level float.
- Start pouring in your coolant until the float reaches the proper height as indicated by the diagram.
- Remove the funnel carefully and replace the cap.
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Is Prestone coolant okay for BMW?
P/N: AF6100 – Optimal formula for all BMW ® ; All Mini ® ; All Volvo ® ; Mercedes ® older than 2014; Volkswagen ® older than 1997; Audi ® older than 1997; Jaguar ® older than 1999, Porsche ® older than 1996. This technology regulates your engine’s temperature, prevents freezing and protects the engine from corrosion. Why You Should Use Prestone ® Antifreeze/Coolant Why Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant Antifreeze+Coolant Advanced Protection Our advanced technology, backed by a Longer Engine Life Guarantee 10-year/300,000-mile formula, protects the cooling system from buildup and corrosion, providing maximum value for your vehicle. Protect Your Family The inconvenience of a vehicle breaking down is bad enough, even worse if your kids are in the car. Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant protects you from these experiences by preventing engine part failure. Protect Your Investment Our innovative technology prevents rust and corrosion, keeping your car running optimally and helping you avoid costly engine repairs down the road. Superior Protection Tap a number to learn more. 2 1 3 4 Previous Next Cooling System Hoses Buildup in the cooling hoses can cause major problems such as slowing coolant flow, reducing cooling and even clogs in the system from loose corrosion. Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant prevents this corrosion and buildup, which keeps fluid flowing appropriately and heat transfer optimal throughout the system.
- Ordinary Coolant BUILDUP & GUNK 80,000 mi Water Pump The water pump keeps fluid circulating through the critical parts of your engine.
- Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant keeps the water pump looking like new after extreme testing and protects the parts to avoid costly repairs and vehicle downtime.
- ASTM water pump – 300-hr.
High-Stress Test * Ordinary Coolant CORROSION & PITTING Radiator Buildup in the radiator greatly reduces the ability for the system to cool. Just 1/16 of an inch of buildup can reduce this capability by roughly 40%. Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant prevents corrosion and keeps your radiator performing optimally.
Ordinary Coolant BUILDUP & CLOGGING 80,000 mi Engine Block Cooling Channels Buildup in the engine block cooling channels can make it difficult for coolant to travel. This can cause excessive heat, resulting in oil becoming too hot and thin and potentially damaging the whole system. Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant prevents this buildup in the channel, avoiding this damage.
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Ordinary Coolant BUILDUP & CLOGGING 80,000 mi Cooling System Hoses Buildup in the cooling hoses can cause major problems such as slowing coolant flow, reducing cooling and even clogs in the system from loose corrosion. Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant prevents this corrosion and buildup, which keeps fluid flowing appropriately and heat transfer optimal throughout the system.
Ordinary Coolant BUILDUP & GUNK 80,000 mi Water Pump The water pump keeps fluid circulating through the critical parts of your engine. Prestone ® Antifreeze+Coolant keeps the water pump looking like new after extreme testing and protects the parts to avoid costly repairs and vehicle downtime. ASTM water pump – 300-hr.
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Can you mix BMW coolant with regular coolant?
Thread: Mixing BMW coolant with non BMW coolant?
01-17-2009, 07:42 PM I know this came up before but can’t find the post and need a quick answer since I want to do this soon. I am going to rebleed my cooling system. I need to add coolant to do it and top off. The coolant that is in there currently IS NOT bmw coolant. Will it hurt to mix the bmw coolant into non bmw coolant? If there is any possible risk involved, I will just try and flush it and use only the bmw coolant but would rather hold off on a flush for now if possible. 01-17-2009, 07:43 PM coolant is coolant IMO. Then again, I dont buy BMW oil, or BMW trans/diff fluid, or BMW toilet paper if the manual said so. 3.73 | TCK S/A w/ H&R Sport | M50 manifold | IE Subframe Bushings, RSM, & SS brake lines | Shark Injector | UUC Evo3 SSK & DSSR | Cosmos Strut Brace | ASC, Resonator, CDV Delete 01-17-2009, 09:15 PM I think you car might explode. 01-17-2009, 09:40 PM The chemical makeup of BMW coolant is formulated to work best with BMW engines. It is different from common coolant. BMW coolant is suggested to extend the longevity of the cooling components. I wouldn’t recommend mixing them, just as a gut feel. jeremy coupecartel com 1 of 1 | 2002 Laguna Seca Blue/Black M Coupe | ” I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.,” 01-17-2009, 10:52 PM I would actually drain the non-BMW coolant and replace with the BMW stuff. I put random coolant in my 540iA and here is what happened. I was getting some discolored seepage at the radiator and water pump areas. From now on, I use BMW-only coolant only and no more of this seepage.99 MC Imola/Blk 136K miles (SOLD 01/2011) Currently driving 2005 Scion xA 01-18-2009, 03:12 AM Coolant just moves heat from place to place. Straight distilled water has the same effect minus the obvious ‘antifreeze’ and some lubricating properties, which all coolant contains. Minus the one moving part of the cooling system (the water pump), the rest is just passages through which the coolant flows, I dont care how superior BMW is, the fact is their brand coolant is just that, their name (and price tag) slapped onto a bottle of the same basic make up of fluid. 3.73 | TCK S/A w/ H&R Sport | M50 manifold | IE Subframe Bushings, RSM, & SS brake lines | Shark Injector | UUC Evo3 SSK & DSSR | Cosmos Strut Brace | ASC, Resonator, CDV Delete 01-18-2009, 10:17 AM Originally Posted by IRPancake “Straight distilled water has the same effect minus the obvious ‘antifreeze’ and some lubricating properties.” Don’t forget that it also raises the boiling point under pressure of the coolant and prevents overheating that would occur in our cars if it was just straight water. 01-18-2009, 12:54 PM When I was a VW guy way back when I heard that the chemical properties of VW specific coolant would gel-up if mixed with other coolants 01-18-2009, 12:58 PM Don’t mix unless they’re the same type of coolant, which is sometimes hard to tell. Some coolants, like the old green Prestone, have silicate additives. Many manufacturers say not to use that type. Others say to use or not use other types for protection of seals etc. Here’s a cut and past from a popular mechanics website from a google search on mixing coolant types: Q: We have a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan (bought new) that has 20,646 miles on it. I noticed that the radiator level was low two weeks ago so I added a 50/50 mix of water & Prestone (we live in Washington State & winter’s coming fast). We had it in for a LOF 16-point Winter Service Special yesterday and I asked them to pay special attention to the cooling system since we’d never needed to add any fluid in the 3 years we’ve owned it. They found that the water pump is leaking (which seems “early” with so few miles on it) but they also told me that since I added “green” anti-freeze to the Chrysler “red” anti-freeze, it would require a coolant system flush and that only “their” anti-freeze can be used in Chrysler vehicles. Is this true? It seems to me that anti-freeze is anti-freeze. And what if I had used a brand that was red? They never would have known and then what would have happened to my engine? A: Never mix coolant types. And just because they’re the same color doesn’t mean anything. Used to be that coolant was coolant. Now there are at least a half-dozen variants. The additive packages are mutually incompatible. This can lead to corrosion in the cooling system and the early demise of things like water pumps and radiators. I don’t recommend even mixing brands, much less types. And if you’re changing a water pump, the system is going to be empty anyway. Start over with the correct coolant. 01-18-2009, 01:49 PM On my E30, using the “wrong” coolant caused some electrolysis to set in between the combination of dissimilar metals (aluminum, steel, iron etc) and two freeze plugs were “ate up” and had to be replaced. 01-18-2009, 02:19 PM Originally Posted by gregsauls On my E30, using the “wrong” coolant caused some electrolysis to set in between the combination of dissimilar metals (aluminum, steel, iron etc) and two freeze plugs were “ate up” and had to be replaced. This. I have personally seen water pumps needed to be professionally chiseled out of a BMW block because of using non approved coolant. Scale and corrossion also build up, whereas when I changed my 99 Z radiator last year ( broken plastic neck) it was completely clean inside for the most part and it only saw BMW coolant. Using non approved coolant IMO is a mistake and a false economy. Don’t do it. if you need to top up run straight distilled water Last edited by IslandS62; 01-18-2009 at 02:20 PM, Reason: Automerged Doublepost 997 Carrera 2S.the choice of 2 out of 3 Top Gear presenters. 01-18-2009, 04:45 PM Here’s some “objective” input. Originally Posted by Pelican Technical Article I’m sure one question you’re about to ask is “what type of coolant should I use?” BMW has issued a 1991 technical bulletin, 17 01 88(1743), which details problems with what is known as silicate gel precipitation in engines. This is the ‘green goo’ (yes, it actually says that in the BMW Tech bulletin – gotta love those German translators) that results as a consequence of an antifreeze over-concentration in the coolant, combined with hard water, and the phospates commonly used in many antifreezes. BMW factory antifreeze has been formulated to prevent this problem of silicate drop-out without any coolant performance loss. This antifreeze contains no nitrites and no phosphates. The part number for a one gallon container is 88-88-6-900-316, and it costs about $13.00 per gallon. Although I am always eager to find alternatives to BMW factory products, I would stick with the factory coolant for now. Maybe Randy will chime in. and the TIS from BMW on coolant. Last edited by Jeremy; 01-18-2009 at 04:52 PM, Reason: Automerged Doublepost jeremy coupecartel com 1 of 1 | 2002 Laguna Seca Blue/Black M Coupe | ” I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.,” 01-18-2009, 05:38 PM There is some great advice in this thread that ties in with the horror stories I’ve also heard. Don’t mix coolant types, and use only the coolant designed for your specific engine. It’s unfortunately not as simple as it used to be. The main incompatibilities aren’t between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol, but between the myriad of additives designed specifically for the block and coolant system materials. Diluting the coolant too much can also be quite dangerous: the transition to gas as the liquid boils can be sudden and overheat the block before there’s much time to react. AC Schnitzer short shifter, suspension, rims & exhaust. VAC rod bearings. RE RSMs. Powerflex subframe bushings. Randy Forbes subframe kit, dual ear diff mount. 03-21-2010, 06:47 PM What about coolants like “Pennzoil Dexcool extended life and summer” which have a 50/50 mix of distilled water/ phosphate free & nitrate free solution containing ethylene glycol just like the bentley manual recommends? I use the bmw coolant but was just curious when I saw this thread 03-21-2010, 08:12 PM I don’t have the document in front of me, nor will I spend the time to look for it, but the primary advantage of BMW coolant is to prevent corrosion of the aluminum components, as Jeremy, Islands, and who else might’ve already stated. The days of coolant being coolant are behind us. Because I work on your cars, I don’t take any risks; I buy BMW coolant (and distilled water) for BMWs, Mopar coolant for the Viper (that had its coolant drained last night), and if I ever work on a Volkswagon, I’ll be buying VW coolant for it! Jugs of anti-freeze are waaay cheaper than engines, why would you fool around? 03-21-2010, 08:38 PM BMW Coolant is the only thing i bend over and take from BMW 03-21-2010, 09:48 PM Originally Posted by SecretAznSauce BMW Coolant is the only thing i bend over and take from BMW This. + Castrol 10w60 03-21-2010, 10:18 PM Originally Posted by lokijibber that too. when i had my e46 m3. 03-21-2010, 11:15 PM My advice: take the extra time and money (not too much of either, really) and drain/flush the cooling system and add the genuine BMW coolant. You can’t go wrong with that approach. If you happen to be a BMW CCA member, send Mike Miller an email and ask his advice and an associated article he can send you. If you are not a CCA member, I can tell you that I asked his advice on the same issue a couple years back and to summarize the answer: use only BMW coolant because it will not cause corrosion and an eventual blown head gasket. He has much more experience than I do with BMW engines so I decided to take his advice rather than save a couple bucks and maybe end up with a big problem down the road. 03-24-2010, 11:45 PM I’m using now and will continue using BMW coolant. I was just curious. 03-25-2010, 02:19 AM Originally Posted by Randy Forbes Jugs of anti-freeze are waaay cheaper than engines, why would you fool around? They want to save some money. Same as parts and tools. 12-19-2020, 09:48 PM Also a fan of using BMW blue coolant. Ok, it is $20 vs. $12 generic. why would you take that short cut? link: 12-19-2020, 10:00 PM You dug up a 10 year old thread just to tell us what we already know?
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Can you mix coolant brands BMW?
Can you mix coolant brands? My husband accidentally bought the wrong brand of coolant we’ve been using. Can I mix coolant brands in my car? Thankfully, the short answer is, yes, you can mix two brands of coolant, They just have to be the same type of coolant.
Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) : Contain phosphates and silicates, good for older cars, most commonly found in green. Organic Acid Technology (OAT) : Contain azoles and neutralized organic acids, good for newer cars, comes in all colors. Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) : A mix of the two above, lasts up to 5 years, comes in all colors.
As long as you aren’t mixing coolant technology, you should be good to mix brands. If you want to continue to treat your car right, why not get some ? You can save $800+ per year on insurance with, the top-rated insurance comparison app across all platforms.
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What colour is BMW coolant?
Coolant,different type of color. Help help !!
|Originally Posted by maxnix I would run an OAT type coolant with distilled water. Percentage varies by location and expected temperatures. A little Water Wetter won’t hurt either.|
what is OAT? is it ok that they just poored some kind of red coolant but i ddint see them mix water??
Coolant,different type of color. Help help !!
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Can you drive without Prestone?
Conclusion – the coolant existing in the car’s engine system performs an important role in keeping the car running. Driving a car with low or no engine coolant is risky since it may cause damage to some of the secondary and even main components of the engine.
- But unfortunately, people often take the initial problem for granted so it ends up extensive damage and spending much more money to fix a bigger problem.
- In this article we tried to answer the question “how long can you run an engine without coolant?” and talk about what coolant is, what happens to the engine running without coolant, how to detect our car suffers from lack of coolant and how to prevent the potential damages to our engine due to the lack of coolant.
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What happens if you put green coolant in a BMW?
Thread: Anyone run green coolant?
01-22-2011, 06:18 PM Just wondering if it’s really “necessary” to run the BMW blue coolant. I realize the engineers designed it “specifically” for the types of metals in the cooling system, but the new green stuff seems very compatible with a lot of new systems. I also realize these same engineers designed the FCAB’s that last 15-30k miles. I know this topic has come up before, but I gotta do something this week. It looked pretty low in the tank and I didn’t like what it looked like in there. I read somewhere that some BMW techs say the blue is easier on the seals in the system. 01-22-2011, 06:30 PM I would honestly just use what BMW says for the coolant. I just picked up a gallon jug at the dealership for 20$. better safe than sorry. 01-22-2011, 06:33 PM The green generic coolants contain a high level of phosphates, which is one of the main causes of corrosion and blockage in your cooling system. It won’t cause any overnight catastrophes, but can significantly shorten the life of your radiator, water pump, thermostat, etc., and in extreme cases, with enough scale buildup, lead to overheating. 01-22-2011, 06:43 PM hmm thanks for that info I didn’t know that much about it I need to check what mine is. I hope it’s OEM because I really dont care to do a flush right now. I was low so i bought OEM coolant, haven’t added it yet since i forgot haha. 01-22-2011, 07:21 PM I just replaced my upper hose.and I didn’t even realize this.but PO had put green fluid in. She’s getting BMW Blue in a few months tho 01-22-2011, 07:32 PM That’s not a bad price. We charge $21.95 for Mopar green at work. I need to have it flushed, so I wonder if 1 gallon is enough. 01-22-2011, 09:46 PM Originally Posted by Stclairm I need to have it flushed, so I wonder if 1 gallon is enough. a gallon of blue and a gallon of distilled. will fill you up, but I like to go a little heavier on the blue to ratio (hot summers in Texas) I never worried about the green until I read up on it a bit more, has more to do with the aluminum components as well as the plastic components and chemical reactions. 01-22-2011, 10:03 PM and and possibly could help you make a choice. Now they dropping and yelling, it’s a tad too late, Nate K and Rayzah Blade had to regulate. “A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even thank her.” ~W.C. Fields Two tone leather boots, CF B&R emblems, Matte Black Grills, Smoked LED sidemarkers, CF interior layout, Suwoo highbeam bowls Rooted Droid2 running stock overclocked to 600 MHz 01-22-2011, 10:44 PM I’ll go check Wallyworld and see what they have. Zerex G05 sounds good. I do know from experience (long time Ford/Chrysler service advisor) that when you mix red and green, it can turn into a gel and ruin an engine. 01-23-2011, 12:55 AM I have the green coolant, I run the prestone all makes all models and it is safe for aluminum engines. Originally Posted by softwarehawk Does anyone know how the keyless ignition is meant to operate? The current system could be very dangerous if someone drove to an unsafe area, and then could not start the car. Originally Posted by deathwarden5 What? Originally Posted by Sidewayzracer The poors might get him. 01-23-2011, 03:21 AM Originally Posted by WHITEXi I have the green coolant, I run the prestone all makes all models and it is safe for aluminum engines. Cars had green in it for over 100,000 miles now, and honestly its only green still because that’s what BMW put in it when they did the water pump at 55k. So I thought that’s what belonged in there. Same here. 01-23-2011, 03:49 AM My buddy Dworthy told me that the reason we shouldn’t use the green coolant is because it is full of phosphates and its very bad for our motors and radiators. I’m running low on coolant too. I put water in it and will be using the orange coolant or might even go buy some blue coolant from BMW. 01-23-2011, 08:57 AM Originally Posted by SaulCaldera My buddy Dworthy told me that the reason we shouldn’t use the green coolant is because it is full of phosphates and its very bad for our motors and radiators. I’m running low on coolant too. I put water in it and will be using the orange coolant or might even go buy some blue coolant from BMW. Well, that’s what I read was bad,/// mixing in the orange., I don’t know where now, but please read up a little more before adding the orange.93 e36 vert / 95 E36 M3 Alpine / 98 M3/4 Estoril / 00 ’46 Frankenbimmer CI, 68s / shark tooth injected driver bolster with slimline low gloss duct tape / angled front pass kidney grill with custom eject hood release / EE LEDs moisture sealed/ Pep Boys silicone / Google sky point OEM HIDs with glovebox leveling arm after wishbone install / custom BMW round pin diagnostic to USB cabin routed laptop with INPA for constant CE light delete / sock modded / t-shirt mod / clicking sound. 01-23-2011, 09:24 AM Not all of the green coolants have the phosphates now.
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What color should BMW coolant be?
How long does BMW 325i coolant last? – How frequently you need to flush and replenish your vehicle’s coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Interestingly enough, up until the mid-1990s there was basically only a single type of coolant.
- It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 – 36,000 miles or between two to three years.
- This type of coolant is not recommended for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.
- Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant.
In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles. For explicit information on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your BMW 325i maintenance schedule within your owner’s manual or give Nalley BMW of Decatur a call at 7706285694 at this moment and ask one of our factory-trained technicians or advisers.
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Can you put blue coolant with green coolant?
You should not mix two different kinds of antifreeze together, because they boil at different temperatures and freeze at different temperature too.
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Is BMW coolant different?
Coolant & Antifreeze
The quality of your BMW coolant is vital not only for keeping engine temperatures in check but also for lubricating the water pump, protecting against corrosion and build-up, anti-freeze in winter months, and assist in cooling for engine and transmission oil coolers on some models.
Coolant & Antifreeze
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Which coolants are blue?
Phosphated HOAT (P-HOAT) – ( 1 ) This coolant comes in pink or blue colour. Phosphated HOAT uses phosphates along with organic acids to prevent corrosion. This coolant is compatible with the models from carmakers like Hyundai, KIA and Honda.