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What Ratio Do You Mix Your Antifreeze? #4620492
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I use the Toyota Red and mix it 60% antifreeze and 40% distilled water. What is your ratio if you mix your antifreeze? I realize most antifreezes come premixed at a 50:50 ratio.


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Re: What Ratio Do You Mix Your Antifreeze? [Re: Gebo] #4620496
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The issue with Pre-diluted 50/50 is that about a quart or more remains in the engine when doing a flush & refill. You end up with something like 45/55 when using pre-diluted.


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Originally Posted By: Eddie
The issue with Pre-diluted 50/50 is that about a quart or more remains in the engine when doing a flush & refill. You end up with something like 45/55 when using pre-diluted.


Now that's what I'm talking about...I was wondering if anyone else ever thought about this. YOU ARE THE MAN!


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Re: What Ratio Do You Mix Your Antifreeze? [Re: Gebo] #4620591
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Re: What Ratio Do You Mix Your Antifreeze? [Re: Eddie] #4620614
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Originally Posted By: Eddie
The issue with Pre-diluted 50/50 is that about a quart or more remains in the engine when doing a flush & refill. You end up with something like 45/55 when using pre-diluted.
That may be true for some vehicles Eddie, but for my 04 Camry V6, it didn't make enough of a difference to change the pre-mixed -34F guarantee. Opening the radiator and both engine banks on the 1MZ_FE V6 completely drains the cooling system.

Re: What Ratio Do You Mix Your Antifreeze? [Re: double vanos] #4620617
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Originally Posted By: double vanos
50/50.


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Re: What Ratio Do You Mix Your Antifreeze? [Re: Gebo] #4620627
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I always buy 2 gallons of antifreeze if doing anything coolant to my cars. 1 gal pure antifreeze into car/truck. Split the other gallon into empty antifreeze jug with distilled water making 2 gallons 50/50 mix. Top off radiator. -30 to -45 all the time. I then mark the remaining jug "50/50".



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