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Old 05-05-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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Coolant?

I need to add coolant to my car. Is there a specific brand that I need to use? I have 06 987s.

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Old 05-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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I called the dealer (my closest dealer is 4 hours away) and he said anything that said lifetime on it was acceptable (prestone). I am still a little hesitant and my car needs coolant also. What say anybody else? I don't have the time right now to drive 4 hours.
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:22 PM   #3
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Hi,

What you want is a Silicate-Free coolant such as Prestone 5/150 or such. Really, any Silicate-Free coolant is compatible. Silicate-Free coolants generally are labelled as "Extended Life", and will always have the words "Silicate-Free" on the label. Be sure you use Distilled Water when you mix it up! Hope this helps...

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Old 05-06-2006, 10:04 AM   #4
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OK...dumb question...how do I know if I need to add any coolant!

Bolkar, why do you need coolant already?
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Bmus,

Open the trunk, look at the coolant resevoir on the right hand side. There are min and max lines.
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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That piece of plastic is almost opaq, is very hard to see the liquid behind. Finally couple days ago I got a warning to check my coolant level.

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if it is just a little bit low, you can add distilled water only to get it over the min level. i suggest letting the car sit over night, so the coolant goes to the lowest level. then add enough distilled water to get it over the min mark.
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