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AnsweredHot!Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte

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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/25 02:11:49 (permalink)
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If you used anything other than Toyota Red - if you are skipping steps - you are creating a receipt for disaster and let us all know to ignore your requests for information.



Maybe a little bit harsh there, I don't think its necessary to ignore you if you don't use Toyota red...
 
But like Tony has pointed out the BGB, it gives step by step instruction how to do what you ask. Bleeding the system takes a bit of time and a bit more patience, but do it right and you should avoid problems.

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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/25 06:19:44 (permalink)
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Apologies, edited - not all will ignore just me. Sadly, seen many of those with extensive knowledge turned off from the forums because of enthusiasts not following advice given again and again and cutting corners.

Harsh. Good old days before today’s sensitivity and stupidity, mechanic would clip an enthusiast over the back of the head and calling him straight for cutting corners from advice provided, done in an effort to protect him from costly aspects in the future.

Choice of product, process of service and consequence is all yours.
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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/25 06:37:33 (permalink)
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  A clip around the 'earhole would suffice!
 
Those damn kids will stop meddlin' one day (usually when they get a bit older and go, "Oh right, thats what they were going on about")
 
https://youtu.be/hXUqwuzcGeU [tube]https://youtu.be/hXUqwuzcGeU[/tube]
 
 
I was too silly too see the wisdom in OAT coolant, but have since learned. Forums will come back as the better place to share knowledge, that facebook thing will fade away. (I hope)

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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/25 09:55:49 (permalink)
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Awesome. Yes i think alot of it is from the overflow and engine. Il release all the plugs next time including engine drain. Ive seen the only way to get the coolant out is to syphone it out? Is there a better way, or is this the only

This is my first time doing it on the mr2 so once i have it down future flushes should be fine.

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You should only need to siphon out the overflow bottle.
 
Also check out the coolant drain/flush article in the tech article section of this forum.
It may help you to understand the SW20 coolant system, and why some people have problems with it.



 
 



 

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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/25 17:38:54 (permalink)
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Yeh i mean no disrespect to the more knowledgable haha i wana do this right as much as the next guy. Everyone on these mr2 forums are always awesome with responses and always very helpful. Id like to stay on the forums and not seem like a tard at the same time. The more i learn properly the better

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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/26 19:00:24 (permalink)
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You're all good mate, it's slightly more complex being mid engine

(Don't read from this point on so as not to confuse anything)

Re the whole coolant debate that I seem to see frequently, I just want to say that we often say 'refer to BGB', in this instance the BGB states "use a good brand of ethylene-glycol coolant"...ill bite my tongue (or fingers I guess?) to say anymore on that
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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/26 19:08:10 (permalink)
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just for arguments sake, I do use Toyota red myself - it was on special as a big drum of concentrate so couldn't say no. 
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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/27 09:55:19 (permalink)
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Dudeman
just for arguments sake, I do use Toyota red myself - it was on special as a big drum of concentrate so couldn't say no. 



Do you mix the Toyota Red concentrate at 50/50?  With demineralised water from SuperCheap or the like?
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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/27 10:31:25 (permalink)
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Dudeman
just for arguments sake, I do use Toyota red myself - it was on special as a big drum of concentrate so couldn't say no. 



Do you mix the Toyota Red concentrate at 50/50?  With demineralised water from SuperCheap or the like?


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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/27 17:33:39 (permalink)
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Dudeman
just for arguments sake, I do use Toyota red myself - it was on special as a big drum of concentrate so couldn't say no. 



Do you mix the Toyota Red concentrate at 50/50?  With demineralised water from SuperCheap or the like?




I think I went with Toyotas recommendation of a 30/70 (probably ended up closer to 40/60) mix, but yes with demineralised water. I'll check what it said on the drum but from memory I think it suggested the 50/50 if you expected freezing conditions.
 
Here's the chart on my drum of Toyota red...
 
 
 

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Re: Best coolant for gen 3 3sgte 2018/09/28 21:51:22 (permalink)
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Thanks for the image, any chance of share the whole label? You've got me interested now. My bottle of toyota red must be a clear skin as it's not got that info on it.
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