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Andy Kay

Coolant top-up

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I've just noticed the coolant hopper to the left of the bonnet catch is empty.

Looking up Toyota coolant on the web I notice there's a red one and a pink one.

Can anybody advise on which I should use on my 2010 iQ3 please?

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Pink - Toyota Super Long Life coolant

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1 hour ago, FROSTYBALLS said:

Pink - Toyota Super Long Life coolant

Thanks Frostyballs. Out of interest, I found this Prestone coolant (yellow) they claim is good for 150,000 miles and can be mixed with any other coolant, half the price of genuine Toyota part. Has anybody heard anything bad about this stuff?

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Toyota require the coolant is first changed at 100,000 miles or 10 years, and then every 60,000 miles or 6 years, whichever occurs first. So realistically your car's first coolant change should be in 2020 on the time based change (ie. 10 years), assuming it hasn't reached 100,000 miles already.

Regardless of Prestone's claimed life, I would stick with the car manufacturer's coolant change requirement - the manufacturer should know best.

Yes, Prestone should be OK for the present need to top up, and you could consider it when the full coolant change is due.

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