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Factory coolant is critical...(more) (archive)

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Posted by LarryChew on August 30, 2001 at 20:55:24:

In Reply to: my coolant is a light rusty brown color help!!!! posted by tom lloyd on August 30, 2001 at 05:59:11:

I'm a firm believer in the factory coolant. There are other coolants that should work with aluminum engines out there but there's something different about the BMW coolant.

I had the brown effect with my former '78 530i too - changed to brown a short time after coolant change. I wasn't aware of the need for factory coolant and don't know what my indy shop used. About a year later it sorted itself out after the second change. Still a mystery.


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