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      12-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Other than bmw coolant what do u use?

Got the low coolant warning and don\'t feel like going to the dealer.
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      12-28-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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Zerex G-05 would be the only other thing I'd consider. But I just do that when I do a full drain and refill on BMWs. If it's already got BMW blue, I'd just make the trip to the dealer.
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      12-29-2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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Then fill with distilled water and order BMW coolant online, do not mix in other coolants.
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      12-29-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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In latest issue of Bimmer it was said that BMW coolant is G48 and Benz was G-05 (In U.S.). Like others have said. Don't mix.

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      12-29-2011, 09:32 AM   #5
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Not sure what to do? A few months, I was about to take a trip to my friends wedding, but when I got into the car, I got a low coolant warning. So, being in a pinch, I topped off the reservoir with Prestone 50/50 mix. I used this for my other cars and still had some in the garage. I have ad no trouble since, but should I be worried?
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