What antifreeze should I use for BMW?

Zerex G-48 Formula Full Strength Coolant The ZEREX G-48 coolant is ideal for BMW cars. Designed for both diesel and gasoline engines, the coolant has low-silicate, pH, anti-phosphate technology that protects all metals, like aluminum against corrosion.

Does a BMW need special antifreeze?

BMWs have specific coolant requirements (nitrite and phosphate free) to prevent build-up and corrosion of aluminum components, so not just any off-the-shelf antifreeze will do.

Is BMW coolant blue or green?

Green is backwards compatible with blue and can be used on cars before 2018. However, BMW does not advise using the older blue formula on cars made after January, 2018. The green coolant includes silicates, which add extra protection for cooling internals but the coolant must be replaced every two years.

Do all BMW use the same coolant?

Every vehicle manufacturer, including BMW has developed its own coolant or requires a exact coolant that is unique to definite years and models.

Why does BMW use blue coolant?

We recommend using BMW’s “Blue” coolant in your car because it is silicate & phosphate free, and has a much longer lifespan inside of your car’s cooling system.

Can I use Prestone 50/50 in my BMW?

Yes. Prestone is an OAT coolant/antifreeze but also contains anti-corrosion ingredients to protect your cooling system. It can be used in all cars effectively, offering the same levels of protection, and without any damage.

What coolant does BMW 330i take?

Pentosin – Pentofrost NF (G11) Silicate European Concentrate Antifreeze / Coolant – 1.5 Liters (Part No. 8114117)

Is Pentofrost NF good for BMW?

It’s known internally as the G11 or G48 formula and is specific to BMW/MINI cars.

Is zerex G48 coolant good for BMW?

Zerex G48 Antifreeze/Coolant is proven to maximize engine life in cars and light trucks. Its premium formulation is suitable for BMW, Chrysler 2001 and older, Ford 2002 and older, GM 1996 and older, Mercedes-Benz, Mini and Volvo engines.

What color is BMW coolant?

The proper BMW coolant is dark blue/green in color. I recently added some coolant to my expansion tank bc it was getting low.

Can BMW mix green and blue antifreeze?

Looks like they’re compatible and green can be mixed in with cars filled with blue but not the other way around. Pasted from getbmwparts: BMW HT-12 can be used in any vehicle that currently contains G48 coolant (blue), but G48 should not continue to be used in vehicles that were originally filled with HT-12.

What happens if you put the wrong coolant in a BMW?

Using the wrong engine coolant can gradually lead to corrosion and damage to the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses and cylinder gasket. This can lead to damage to the engine in the worst case.

Is BMW coolant already mixed?

BMW coolant does not come pre-mixed. Just buy a gallon of coolant and a gallon of distilled water and premix it yourself as needed.

What is BMW lifetime coolant 87?

BMW Lifetime Coolant 87 is a coolant concentrate. Radiator antifreeze concentrate should always be mixed with water in a certain ratio for use.

Does Prestone antifreeze work for BMW?

P/N: AF6100. Optimal formula for all BMW ®; All Mini ®; All Volvo ®; Mercedes ® older than 2014; Volkswagen ® older than 1997; Audi ® older than 1997; Jaguar ® older than 1999, Porsche ® older than 1996. This technology regulates your engine’s temperature, prevents freezing and protects the engine from corrosion.

What kind of antifreeze do you put in a BMW X3?

Pentosin – Pentofrost NF (G11) Silicate European Concentrate Antifreeze / Coolant – 1.5 Liters (Part No. 8114117)

Can you mix Prestone coolant with BMW coolant?

Prestone all makes long life coolant is OAT coolant, is compatible with BMW coolant, will not change the color of your coolant. It meets all ASTM specs for BMW’s.

How do I add coolant to my BMW 330i?

  1. Find Reservoir – Locate the coolant reservoir and clean it.
  2. Check Level – Determine the coolant level.
  3. Add Coolant – Determine coolant type and add fluid properly.
  4. Replace Cap – Secure the coolant reservoir cap.

How much coolant does a BMW 330i hold?

Engines used in the BMW E46 models hold about 8.5 liters of ethylene glycol- water mix, while M3 E46 models hold 10 liters.

What kind of coolant does a 2006 BMW 330i take?

Pentosin 1.5 Liter Blue Concentrate Antifreeze.

Can I use Pentofrost SF in my BMW?

Pentofrost is German and states specifically that it will work for BMWs.

What cars use Pentofrost SF?

  • Audi (after 06/1996 up to 2005); Spec. TL 744 F.
  • Jaguar (1997 on)
  • Land Rover Freelander, Discovery, Defender(1998 on)
  • Porsche Boxster, 911, Cayman & Cayenne (1996 on)
  • Saab (2001 on)
  • Volkswagen (after 06/1996 up to 2005); Spec. TL 744 F.

How do you top up BMW coolant?

What Colour is G48 antifreeze?

Glysantin® G48® is usually available in blue-green. Different colors may be seen in special cases. When using this product, the information and advice given in our Safety Data Sheet should be observed.

What is blue antifreeze?

Antifreeze Blue is a full concentrate which meets BS6580 and contains the same pure ethylene glycol and anti-corrosive additives as the Red. Its application is for protection for up to a maximum of 2 years.

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