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Old 11-10-2005, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default should i change my coolant

yesterday i checked my coolant and it is resistant to frezzeing temp.
the car is 2003 and did not change the coolant before
should i change it before winter or since it is still resistant to freezing temp.
should i let it as it is
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Old 11-10-2005, 03:36 AM   #2
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mileage?
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:09 AM   #3
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Yah I would change the coolant, especially if the coolant has never been changed before.

Some fresh fluids should be good. what mileage is the car?
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:32 AM   #4
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mileage is 15000 miles
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:43 AM   #5
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don't bother. do it no sooner than 30k unless you want to change your coolant ratio or try a cooler t-stat or water-wetter or something. it'll be more expensive/trouble than it's worth (i am going to do it myself this weekend, but only for some of the reasons listed above )

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Old 11-10-2005, 08:14 AM   #6
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i changed at 30k (after the VF30 swap) and just changed it again at 60k (after the 18g intall and adding a Crucial T-stat)
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:45 AM   #7
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15k is fine. Change it when you hit 30k as everyone else said. the next time after that should be 60k
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Old 11-10-2005, 12:45 PM   #8
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What does your owner manual suggest? I think my Forester manual said 30,000 or three years.
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