Super long life coolant is meant to last up to ten years.
How often should Toyota coolant be changed?
Typically, you should have your Toyota coolant flush completed each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are some instances where your vehicle can go without a flush for a longer period of time.
How Long Does Long Life Antifreeze last?
Extended life coolants (ELCs) started gaining traction in the heavy-duty trucking and construction equipment industry about a decade ago. These coolants are so good they can in many cases last the life of the engine: 12,000 to 15,000 hours for off-road equipment, 600,000 miles for heavy-duty diesel trucks.
How long does Toyota red coolant last?
Toyota claims that their Pink Coolant is good for up to 160,000 km (100,000 miles) or 10 years for the factory fill and then needs to be changed every 100,000 km (60,000 miles) or 5 years after that. The red coolant has a much shorter life and needs to be changed every 50,000 km (30,000 miles) or every 2 years.
Can coolant last 10 years?
Theoretically it should last a lifetime if it’s not contaminated as it’s not a heavy wear item. A friend who works on Toyotas said that even after the 120K interval, the “old” coolant looks practically new.
What happens if you dont change coolant?
The answer: nothing good. Coolant circulates through your car and extracts heat from various components, keeping their operating temperature within normal parameters. Without coolant, there’s nothing to extract this heat, and these parts quickly overheat and break down.
How do I know if I need a coolant flush?
If you find that your temperature gauge is always high and your engine is frequently overheating, chances are that you need a coolant flush. Allowing your engine to overheat can cause serious, costly problems, so it is best to visit a mechanic at the first signs of temperature issues.
How often should you flush coolant?
Generally speaking, you should flush your radiator once every five years or every 100,000 miles that you drive. However, there are some signs that your car needs a coolant flush.
How long after adding coolant can I drive?
How long after adding coolant can I drive? Yes, run the engine After you do any work involved with draining the coolant you will either have an exact process to remove air from the cooling system or you will simply run the engine.
Do I really need to change my coolant?
An owner’s manual might recommend changing the coolant/antifreeze after the first 60,000 miles, then every 30,000 miles. But the coolant change recommendation is wildly different from car to car, as some models of cars do not recommend it be changed for as far as 120,000+ miles.
What is equivalent to Toyota long life coolant?
Honda Type 2 (blue) coolant is almost identical to Toyota pink. It is sold mostly as a premix but can be found as a full strength. Personally I just buy and use Toyota pink. Depending on your mileage it may be a good time for a drain and refill of your system.
What color is Toyota super long life coolant?
The short answer: The simplest most straight forward recommendation we can make is to use Toyota’s red, Long Life Coolant where specified, and their pink Super Long Life Coolant where specified.
What kind of coolant does Toyota use?
Genuine Toyota Super Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant is a new generation ethylene glycol based coolant which is pre-diluted 50:50 with de-ionized water for freeze protection to -34°F.
Can you add new coolant to old?
It is fine to add coolant to the over flow reservoir, just don’t over fill it. The question that needs to be asked is did you check the level in the tank with the engine hot or cold? Since it was low I am guessing that it was cold, so just fill it up to the minimum level.
Does a car lose coolant over time?
Sometimes a slow leak isn’t enough to make a puddle, but you’ll lose coolant over time. If you don’t find anything when the engine is cold, you can drive your car for a bit and let it come up to temperature. Sometimes you can spot a leak when the cooling system is under pressure.
Do you have to remove thermostat to flush coolant?
Re: Can I remove thermostat during a coolant flush
Typically, just city water for the flush and distilled mixed with the coolant for the fill. Yes, remove the thermostat as you dont need to run so long that scalding hot water builds to open the thermostat.