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Old 03-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default subaru genuine coolant premixed?

bought a gallon of subie genuine coolant from the dealer.
no where on the container does it mention premixed or prediluted, but my friend says many coolants are premixed these days.
does anyone know if it is premixed?
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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i really don't think subaru coolant is diluted.

in fact, i'm going with 'no' all the way here.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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NO coolant is premixed unless it states so on the bottle. Your friend needs to use caution with his advice. I hope you got some Subaru Cooling System Conditioner too....it's required to be used with your car.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:53 PM   #4
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if i simply topped off the reserve container thing, do i need to add the conditioner? if so, how much?
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
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For topping off, no. Topping off really only needs to be done with water, not coolant. Adding 8 ounces of water or so won't dilute it much.
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NO coolant is premixed unless it states so on the bottle. Your friend needs to use caution with his advice. I hope you got some Subaru Cooling System Conditioner too....it's required to be used with your car.


The new subaru blue 100k coolant is premixed

Green is not.


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Old 03-12-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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^^What is this new "blue" coolant? Can it be used in place of the green stuff? I would love to change coolant at 100k instead of 3yrs/30k. Sorry if this has been covered somewhere already.
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^^What is this new "blue" coolant? Can it be used in place of the green stuff? I would love to change coolant at 100k instead of 3yrs/30k. Sorry if this has been covered somewhere already.
2008/2009 models

100k stuff.

supercoolant


not sure subaru's recommending it for previous model years....

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Old 03-14-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
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If tossing in the 'blue' stuff, wouldn't it be better to just flush out the old crap?
Don't want things to mix up if they aren't recommended.
Though that blue stuff reminds me of that Dexcool crap.

I would stick to green if your car runs green
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Reiterating jac04's question: is the new blue coolant replacing the green one? Or will there be two options?
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I would stick to green if your car runs green
Sorry, but horrible advice. Color has ZERO to do with what type of coolant it is. You can have yellow, green, or baby crap brown coolant....there is not standard or reason behind coloring. Stick to TYPE of coolant.
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Sorry, but horrible advice. Color has ZERO to do with what type of coolant it is. You can have yellow, green, or baby crap brown coolant....there is not standard or reason behind coloring. Stick to TYPE of coolant.
Sorry, ok, I would stick to what's currently in the car?
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:33 AM   #13
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Sticking with the same is good advice, however there are coolants out there that "play well with others". That's one reason I like the Peak Global line. It's SOA friendly AND can be mixed with any coolant. There may be others out there like it but you just can't beat that Peak Global stuff.
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Sticking with the same is good advice, however there are coolants out there that "play well with others". That's one reason I like the Peak Global line. It's SOA friendly AND can be mixed with any coolant. There may be others out there like it but you just can't beat that Peak Global stuff.
I've run this too and it really is good stuff

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Subaru Super Coolint (blue) comes premixed 50/50 1gal or in 1qt concentrate for really cold places like alaska and canada who need to ad more coolant for lower freeze temps.

The Subaru Super Coolant (Blue) can be mixed with Subaru Geninue Long Life Coolant (Green) BUT if it is the Subaru Geniuine Long Life coolant (Green) replacment interval must be used.

Only subaru super coolant should be used in the 2008 STi and all 2009 models.
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new subaru blue 100k coolant
So now Subaru is 1 step closer to Honda...
Honda has been coloring their coolant blue since at least 2005 (still ethylene glycol based, though) - freaked me out when I was checking the coolant the first time on our Odyssey!
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The Subaru Super Coolant (Blue) can be mixed with Subaru Geninue Long Life Coolant (Green) BUT if it is the Subaru Geniuine Long Life coolant (Green) replacment interval must be used.
Does this mean that if I completely drain & flush the Green (not mixing the two), then I can fill with Blue and use the Blue change interval?
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(bump to my previous question)
do i need to add conditioner if im simply topping off the reservoir?
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:20 PM   #19
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do i need to add conditioner if im simply topping off the reservoir?
thanks
Unabomber did answer this one, but I'll concur that you do not. Conditioner is for a coolant change, you'll be fine topping off without.
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Does this mean that if I completely drain & flush the Green (not mixing the two), then I can fill with Blue and use the Blue change interval?
nope if there was green in your system at any time you must follow the green schedule.
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can anyone confirm whether or not the subaru super long life coolant can be used in previous gen subarus for the new 100k mile interval?
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NO coolant is premixed unless it states so on the bottle. Your friend needs to use caution with his advice. I hope you got some Subaru Cooling System Conditioner too....it's required to be used with your car.
Subaru Cooling System Conditioner huh....sigh.....where do you find this? Tried finding this on some dealer websites and Subarugeninueparts....nothing.
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ok...will something like this work?




BG Cooling System Conditioner
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Subaru Cooling System Conditioner huh....sigh.....where do you find this? Tried finding this on some dealer websites and Subarugeninueparts....nothing.
Coolant Conditioner - SOA635071 (Part numbers are subject to change.)
If it doesn't appear in the database, just call and speak to a person.
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Thanks FD777....i'll give that a shot
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