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Old 10-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Antifreeze

Is there a particular type of 50/50 I need to get
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Take a look here http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...=297908&page=2
I recommend the oem coolant but make sure you use distilled water to diluted..
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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I always roll with OEM brand from the dealer or any online BMW parts store. Runs a little over $23 but I guess it's also a little piece mind I'm paying for.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
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As In the oem blue antifreeze
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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NOOOOOOOOO GO OEM!!!!! only go with BMW coolant .....search around my local "stealer" sells it for $26 plus TAX!!! (bastards)
YESS the BLUE ...Keep it blue!!!
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It's something over 20$ at the dealer for a gallon but once you dilute it with distiller water it technically makes 2 gallons if you dilute it 50:50 so you figure something over 10$ per gallon when it's all said and done...
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:53 AM   #9
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Is there a particular type of 50/50 I need to get
Just found this, seemed very reasonable to me:

Q: Does Prestone® Antifreeze/Coolant contain phosphates?
A: Some European automobile manufacturers request that a phosphate-free antifreeze be used in their vehicles. This issue is related to the extremely high mineral content of the water in Europe. If you were to mix an antifreeze that contained phosphates with the type of water they have in Europe, it may produce deposits that can settle in the cooling system and promote corrosion. However, in North America we do not have this type of water problem. Typical North American coolants have contained phosphates (which is part of the corrosion inhibitor package) for many years. Therefore, the question of phosphates is a non-issue here in North America. Prestone® Antifreeze/Coolant is completely safe for use in both foreign and domestic vehicles. For those consumers who would feel more comfortable using a phosphate-free antifreeze, our Prestone® Extended Life 5/150 Antifreeze/Coolant is phosphate, silicate, and borate free. This coolant uses a special chemistry and technology that extends the life of the corrosion inhibitor package so that it lasts for five years or 150,000 miles (whichever comes first), and is safe for all cars and light trucks (old or new). Prestone® Extended Life 5/150 Antifreeze/Coolant has been approved by General Motors under their DEX-COOL® specifications and is compatible with other DEX-COOL® approved coolants.
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