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Old 02-10-2012, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what kind of anti freeze should we use,,.from some links I saw, that the colour it matter . mine is green but I dont know how often should I change the coolant ??
I have 2006 model and I have drive 13k km

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use this. I did and it worked perfectly for years now. BUT, I think its too early to be changing your coolant.

Preston Antifreeze

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In general, coolant should be changed every 3-4 years in order to keep the anti-corrosion properties of the coolant.

I guess yor are talking about DDiS (F9Q) engine. If so, Suzuki is recommending their own brand of engine coolant (antifreeze). However, from service manual, I can see following note:

Alcohol or methanol base coolant or plain water alone should not be used in cooling system at any time as damage to cooling system could occur.

Based on the color of your existing coolant (green) most probably you should use ethylene-glycol based phosphate-free coolant.

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Also beware that you should NEVER top op the coolant with anything but water!!!

Mixing coolants are a BIG no no.. Even though the color may be the same, it can be a different type, and mixing types can result in jelly blobs forming and clotting your coolant system.

Replacing coolant should always be done with a serious flush with tap water in between coolant fillings.

so.

Drain..

Flush clean water

Drain

Refill with premix solution of new coolant.
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You can safely add the prestone I linked to any factory coolant.. Done if for years and many cars without any issues

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Also beware that you should NEVER top op the coolant with anything but water!!!

Mixing coolants are a BIG no no.. Even though the color may be the same, it can be a different type, and mixing types can result in jelly blobs forming and clotting your coolant system.

Replacing coolant should always be done with a serious flush with tap water in between coolant fillings.

so.

Drain..

Flush clean water

Drain

Refill with premix solution of new coolant.
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