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#1 SubieTrav

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

Is the Subaru Life Long Coolant better than regular coolants, can it be mixed with regular coolant. Does it have the conditioner added to it. 



#2 nickb21

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

Do you mean the new (2008-and up) "Super" Blue long life coolant? Or the regular stuff?

 

I believe as long as it's a silicate free coolant it should pretty much be ok. Some interesting reading here, too bad the endwrench article isn't around anymore.. 

 

http://www.bobistheo...t&Number=994313

http://forums.nasioc....php?p=29981772

 



#3 SubieTrav

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

http://tinyurl.com/au35bbl

 

This is the ad I saw on Craig's List and thought maybe it would be a better coolant. But after reading the bob is the oil guy I guess it is about the same as regular that I bought at Auto Zone.



#4 nickb21

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Yea that CL ad is for the regular 'green type' coolant. I believe the blue extended drain stuff has the words 'super' on the bottle.

 

I wonder if the SOA stuff is pre-mixed 50/50? If it isn't that's probably a good price.

 

IMO, changing the coolant on schedule is more important than the brand name. I've used the regular prestone stuff, and one of the peak types in the past.



#5 ShawnW

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

The dye is certainly different but I don't think its worth extra money.  For $10 you can't go wrong.  Its a real pretty color of green compared to a traditional gallon of Prestone or other house brand antifreeze.  That jug is the Full Strength stuff so you need to mix it with distilled water to use it.  



#6 SubieTrav

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

Thanks guys, I'm always looking for a bargain on stuff I like to keep on hand.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

so in my '03Leg GT with EJ253 regular old Prestone "yellow now" that is Phosphate and silicate free will work.  Or should I use the Zerex HOAT Asian vehicle stuff for my Toyota?






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