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This is a discussion on Coolant within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I'm sure this is one of this "are you serious?" questions, but however I'm in class and don't have my ...

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    Question Coolant

    I'm sure this is one of this "are you serious?" questions, but however I'm in class and don't have my manual next to me, so heres my question. my car has 15k miles on it, and the coolant level was about a half inch under LOW. I've never heard of my parents having to add coolant to their cars? Is this something the dealership does during oil changes? Is coolant even supposed to need to be replenished? Do I need a certain type of coolant? (brake fluid, i needed a certain DOT 4 or 3, i forget which) any help would be great.
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    you need a .pdf copy of the manual on your phone or something man
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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    you need a .pdf copy of the manual on your phone or something man
    Better yet, upload it to your Google Docs account, and use the Google Docs app to access the manual.
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    Yea, I hear you guys, It's like I want to download and have the manual on my phone when i need it, but i get home and completely forget.

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    This may be a stupid question but I thought you had to use the Subaru brand coolant? My car came with a big warning card saying that you had to use use the Subaru brand coolant. It looks like Subaru makes a pretty big deal out of it... or is that just for them to make a bit more money off of us?

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