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 #50868  by SamirD
 Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:27 pm
SAEED_KIZZY wrote:
SamirD wrote:A good rule of thumb is to never mix coolant colors since they are of a different makeup. Also, don't try to fix what isn't broken--if your coolant still looks blue, doesn't look dirty, and seems to be in good shape, just leave it alone. Our cars have a lot of things that are well built and don't need as much servicing.

Yes SamirD it still blue I took some sample while ago and it is dark blue and so far no overheat problem with my car :drive:
I would leave it alone and enjoy the drive. :drive:
 #50873  by bdleonard
 Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:27 pm
SAEED_KIZZY wrote:
KuroNekko wrote:As for the type of coolant to get, you won't have to worry about mixing if you're doing a proper flush. You essentially want to drain the old coolant, refill with water, run the engine, and then flush. Repeat a few times until the drained fluid is quite clear to show most of the old coolant has been flushed out and it's now mostly water. You then put in the coolant of your choice (Super Blue is the recommended type).

thanks to all for useful info about kizashi coolant.my car is around 100K mile and I think it's time to change coolant I am original owner of car and current coolant is SLL blue OEM from factory. my problem is that there is no reliable blue coolant in my area.Is it OK (with proper flush that KuroNekko explained) to use SLL coolant from toyota and lexus?
toyota SLL coolant is RED I believe.


In this specific instance, the Suzuki (Nissan / Honda / Subaru / Mazda / Kia) blue coolant and the Toyota red coolant are the same chemistry. The only difference is the dye. You can mix them, the coolant will look terrible, but perform normally. A full flush and change would certainly be preferable regardless of the coolant choice. Here they recommend the first change at 90 months / 150000km (90000mi).
 #50879  by SAEED_KIZZY
 Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 pm
bdleonard wrote:In this specific instance, the Suzuki (Nissan / Honda / Subaru / Mazda / Kia) blue coolant and the Toyota red coolant are the same chemistry. The only difference is the dye. You can mix them, the coolant will look terrible, but perform normally. A full flush and change would certainly be preferable regardless of the coolant choice. Here they recommend the first change at 90 months / 150000km (90000mi).

thanks bdleonard in theory yes but do you actually use red coolant for example toyota coolant in kizashi?
 #50880  by SamirD
 Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:43 am
I wouldn't. There's no price difference, so I'd stick with the Subaru stuff like what I got.
 #50884  by KuroNekko
 Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:36 pm
Extended Life Blue/Super Blue cannot be hard to find. It's literally what all other Japanese vehicles now use as coolant other than those from Toyota/Lexus. I think the Korean cars also use the same blue coolant.
 #50891  by bdleonard
 Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:50 am
SAEED_KIZZY wrote:
bdleonard wrote:In this specific instance, the Suzuki (Nissan / Honda / Subaru / Mazda / Kia) blue coolant and the Toyota red coolant are the same chemistry. The only difference is the dye. You can mix them, the coolant will look terrible, but perform normally. A full flush and change would certainly be preferable regardless of the coolant choice. Here they recommend the first change at 90 months / 150000km (90000mi).

thanks bdleonard in theory yes but do you actually use red coolant for example toyota coolant in kizashi?


I do not, because I have a wide variety of OEM and aftermarket blue coolants available. If all I had available was the Toyota coolant, I would use it without hesitation. I would do a full flush and fill so that I could reliably inspect the color of the coolant during services to look for degradation, oil contamination, etc. assuming that was an affordable option. As I said, the chemistry is the same silicate free, phosphated, HOAT long life coolant, only the dye is different.
 #51638  by SAEED_KIZZY
 Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Ok time is come to change kizashi coolant after 9 years(150,000Km) still original coolant from factory. :facepalm:
I decided to change with SLLC Toyota red coolant just before that 2 time flush with radiator water(green) and some photos off course ;)

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