I was looking in the manual to find out what type of coolant to put in my Xb. It told me i needed some kind of specially formulated coolant made by Toyota with some kind of special chemicals. Does anyone know where to get this stuff and if i can just use some other type of coolant?
i bought it
its a extended life coolant that they sell (pink stuff)
and its used in lexus also
your not supose to mix it with nothing else or you will ruin it.
i found it in a toyota dealer since the scion dealer didnt have it.
Toyota Super Long Life PINK is the correct coolant. It only comes in premixed form and costs about $16/gallon at the dealership. I would drain the radiator only every five-year or 60k miles (whichever comes first). That should be more than enough and eliminates any need for a flush.
Not all coolants are the same. Conventional green coolants relied upon a heavy dose of either silicates or phosphates for protection, thus requiring a service every two to three years (30k miles) in order to prevent gelling and to replenish the depleted silicates or phosphates. GM’s DexCool type coolant relied upon Organic Acid only for protection, and can go five-years (150k miles) before a service as it lacks any sacrificial components. Toyota/Ford/Honda combine an organic acid technology with a low-dose of either phosphates (Honda/Toyota) or silicates (Ford) to provide a long-life coolant that provides faster protection upon installation, as organic acid alone requires a short period of time to build up a layer of protection. The usage of phosphates or silicates also has additional benefits. Nice part is that the low dosage of silicates and the organic acid together allows for a service life of at least five-years.