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Old 09-07-2005, 05:23 PM
 
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Default Blue vs. Yellow Coolant

I am trying to get some spare parts and supplies ordered and can't figure out if these two coolants (blue or yellow) are compatible with one another. Our 2002 wagon has the blue colored coolant and it's slightly low so the warning indicator comes on 1st thing in the morning when the car is cold.

If I go to the dealer, will they have both coolants?

It's really difficult to determine the correct coolant level based upon the information provided in the OM. The plastic reservoir doesn't have a "FULL" mark and the OM just says it is supposed to be at the "parting line" which is where I believe the clear plastic and the black plastic meet. Is this right? It appears full at the front edge of the bottle but the coolant is about 1" down at the rear edge of the bottle. [&:]


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"parting line" which is where I believe the clear plastic and the black plastic meet
this is right. for as long as you don't go higher than that line.

there must be an air space for the coolant to expand... or else it will put too much pressure on the hose.

ask for the blue coolant. the dye can help you locate future leaks.
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thanks, sleepwalker.

Is it likely the dealer will have both yellow and blue coolants? or has the blue coolant been phased out?


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they got both. blue is a newer one.
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Default RE: Blue vs. Yellow Coolant

Excellent, thanks again.


Is there a recommendation (time-based) to change it or do they claim it's another "lifetime fill"?
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every 3 years on your model.
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OK, I guess I'll pickup two gallons and get set to do it.

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no!

two galons are too much. one is enough.
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I'd like to have some left over. What is the total system capacity?


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Default RE: Blue vs. Yellow Coolant

WHAT ABOUT E420 '97 MODEL? HOW OFTEN DOES ONE FLUSH OUT THE COOLANT? YELLOW OR BLUE COLOR, DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
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