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      06-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #1
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Factory Filled Coolant 2007 335i

Can anyone with a 335I confirm the color of their coolant?
I've always thought it was the BLUE BMW Coolant.

I just check my coolant for the first time since buying the vehicle, it appears the color is amber/orange. Resemble apple juice/urine.

Is this what BMW is using now? For their 100,000 mile Coolant change interval?

Is this DEX-COOL or Zyrex??

Or did the dealership screw up and put the wrong coolant in the car.

Dealership is:Mckenna in Norwalk, CA

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      06-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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There is only one type of.BMW coolant.
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Mine was blue/greenish when I did my flush. I refilled with BMW antifreeze/distilled water mix and that is also blue/greenish.
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Mine was also bluish when I performed the flush, including the OEM coolant that I refilled. Perhaps you are looking into the expansion tank which can give a false impression of the color due to a coating BMW uses on the inside of the expansion tank.
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On a few cars that have never had a coolant change done, I've noticed that the color is amber - not the expected greenish-blue color of OEM coolant. I am not sure what the reason is.
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Coolant

So this is the color of the coolant.

Can anyone tell me if it's Zyrex-05 or Dexcool?

I guess I will be getting flush in the coming weeks if it's Dexcool..

As you can see, it looks like urine or apple juice...

Thanks for the input everyone.
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On a few cars that have never had a coolant change done, I've noticed that the color is amber - not the expected greenish-blue color of OEM coolant. I am not sure what the reason is.
Is this what it looks like?
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      06-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #8
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Is this what it looks like?
It was similar but a bit darker and dirtier. It was definitely not green-blue.
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