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This is a discussion on coolant ratios within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i searched and didnt see anyone really touch upon this issue, which i think is a testament to the minor ...

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    coolant ratios

    i searched and didnt see anyone really touch upon this issue, which i think is a testament to the minor significance of the subject. maybe im just splitting hairs here, but i always used a 50/50 dH2O : coolant mixture. however, according to howstuffwroks, a 70/30 coolant : dH2O seems to employ a broader temperature range, which to me seems more desirable, especially here in MA. so how are the rest of you preparing your coolant mixtures???

    50/50 v. 70/30
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    I run 50/50 Subaru coolant as per the manual.

    Also, I think its importent to buy a gallon of distilled water to cut it with so as to keep impurities out

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    One more note.

    I HAVE seen antifreeze at the dealer that was supposdly ALREADY premixed......
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    You can run more water in the summer, but in the winter, I would go back to 50/50.

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    Originally posted by ShotgunTC88
    One more note.

    I HAVE seen antifreeze at the dealer that was supposdly ALREADY premixed......
    yeah, i just came from Autozone and saw 50/50 pre-mixed Prestone coolant. it has big letters on it saying "DO NOT ADD WATER". reminded me of soup. haha

    i called the dealership, and the doood told me Subaru coolant is "nothing special" and that any green coolant (non-dexcool, or whatever it is) is fine. i also picked up 2 gallons of bottled water to dillute the coolant. i think i will run the 70/30
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