Recent Topics
Coupon for Fram Ultra (Amazon)
by PolarisX
03/24/17 11:53 PM
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30, 4,810 miles, 2016 Audi A3 2.0T
by Finklejag
03/24/17 11:51 PM
Tell me about 2011+ Mustang GT convertibles
by dareo
03/24/17 11:41 PM
Type of LSD in 2015 Camaro
by asand1
03/24/17 11:28 PM
Transmission cooler leak = bad!
by gregk24
03/24/17 10:16 PM
Buying oil online from Walmart?
by Dominic
03/24/17 09:59 PM
Air Operated Grease Gun
by tig1
03/24/17 09:34 PM
Women's AFL football - grand final
by Shannow
03/24/17 09:16 PM
VR-1 20W-50 $1/Qt at Autozone
by bunnspecial
03/24/17 08:46 PM
4 pack of red Heet at Walmart - $5.00
by 69GTX
03/24/17 08:33 PM
Oil for a 2012 vw jetty 2.5 gas motor
by A1O
03/24/17 08:24 PM
Fram TG7317 5k miles 06 Accord V6
by salcuta88
03/24/17 08:14 PM
Redline MTL MTF for sale (Markham, ON)
by dgunay
03/24/17 08:06 PM
XG7317 - M1-110 oil filters for sale (Markham, ON)
by dgunay
03/24/17 08:00 PM
UK grid already feeling the effect of electric car
by Shannow
03/24/17 07:48 PM
Fram Ultra XG9641 Cartridge! 14K Miles
by CharlieJ
03/24/17 07:35 PM
General Altimax RT43 @ Walmart?
by ron350
03/24/17 07:30 PM
For you S. OH people-NAPA Gold sale (1st time!)
by bullwinkle
03/24/17 07:19 PM
Can a wheel be bent by over-torqueing lug nuts?
by zorobabel
03/24/17 06:06 PM
Hastings LF142 Cut Open
by Canadastang
03/24/17 06:01 PM
Newest Members
fourlowe, markings67, KRT, XJSoldier, Hkynut99
60959 Registered Users
Who's Online
43 registered (BrocLuno, carlprop, CKN, 901Memphis, AZjeff, 4 invisible), 1346 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
60959 Members
66 Forums
262768 Topics
4338157 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3363553 - 05/06/14 04:14 PM 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change
13Tacoma Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 83
Loc: California
Hello,

My mom drives a Miata with a little over 100k miles on it. I'd like to change out the coolant this weekend before things get really hot. I think the car has had a bad thermostat that I replaced a few years back but other than that I don't know if any maintenance has been done on the cooling system.

I'm not sure what the recommended coolant would be for this car. Any suggestions of brands/types are appreciated. I only have done toyotas in the past and they make it easy by saying to use their long life coolant.

Thanks
_________________________
2013 Tacoma 5spd 4x4 - 50k - TGMO 0W20 & OEM Filter

Top
#3363593 - 05/06/14 04:56 PM Re: 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change [Re: 13Tacoma]
cknight49090 Offline


Registered: 01/25/14
Posts: 238
Loc: south haven mi
I would just use universal green but thats just me.

Top
#3363731 - 05/06/14 06:56 PM Re: 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change [Re: 13Tacoma]
DBMaster Offline


Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 4574
Loc: Greg Abbott Land
What does the owner's manual state?

Top
#3363746 - 05/06/14 07:05 PM Re: 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change [Re: 13Tacoma]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8568
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Zerix Asian brand is what I would use after through flushing.
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#3363781 - 05/06/14 07:29 PM Re: 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change [Re: 13Tacoma]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 13285
Loc: OH
After a good flushing, you can use anything.
Peak Global?
Cheap and readily available.
Older Japanese cars are not typically picky about any fluids.
_________________________
12 Accord LX 61K HGMO 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 144K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 112K M1 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 159K Delvac 15W-40

Top
#3363957 - 05/06/14 09:37 PM Re: 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change [Re: 13Tacoma]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 8411
Loc: Florida
Zerex Asian, or Mazda OEM coolant. Japanese cars from the 1990s are built for coolants with no silicates but include phosphates.
_________________________
2010 Lancer Ralliart Sportback

Top
#3363997 - 05/06/14 10:14 PM Re: 1999 Mazda Miata coolant change [Re: 13Tacoma]
13Tacoma Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 83
Loc: California
Awesome. I'll give the Zerex Asian a go.
_________________________
2013 Tacoma 5spd 4x4 - 50k - TGMO 0W20 & OEM Filter

Top