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Smart Fortwo anftifreeze???

I see that the antifreeze in a Smart Car is a blue color, is that all you can use in them or not. I am in the process of getting an engine swap done in mine and was wondering about the antifreeze if I had to get the Blue stuff or not. Thanks Munster
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https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...coolant-69673/

Basically any coolant "for all engines" or "for European engines." Zerex G05 or G48 European formula is a good one.
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https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...coolant-69673/

Basically any coolant "for all engines" or "for European engines." Zerex G05 or G48 European formula is a good one.
I have this in mine
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I have this in mine
How's the Evans cool working out for you? Do you monitor engine temps? I've been contemplating switching my vehicles to it. Specifically my BMW, which runs hot in the summertime down here, during 118° outdoor temperatures.

From my understanding as it won't lower the temperature, but will keep the pressure off the system. Has this been your experience?
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How's the Evans cool working out for you? Do you monitor engine temps? I've been contemplating switching my vehicles to it. Specifically my BMW, which runs hot in the summertime down here, during 118° outdoor temperatures.

From my understanding as it won't lower the temperature, but will keep the pressure off the system. Has this been your experience?
The Evans is working great !! We made a trip through the Mojave desert 3 years ago on our way to Northern California and my temp never went over 200

Correct, 0 pressure baby !!

I've actually popped the top off the overflow tank with a hot system....only a slight pop... no spills.
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Anticorrosion/Antifreeze meeting specification MB 325.0. You need to mix the coolant and anti freeze together. If mixed separate. Can cause engine damage. The coolant system, need to bleed. After refreshing. Check page 223 owners manual.

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Zerex G-05, I got mine at NAPA...

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ZRXZXG051

Careful, there is 50/50 mix, and there is full strength, this link is for full strength...

Add distilled water to get the freezing point you need, I run a little strong, about 60% antifreeze...
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