What Brand Of Coolant For BMW?

For BMW vehicles, the ZEREX G-48 coolant is perfect. The coolant, which is made for both diesel and gasoline engines, contains low-silicate, pH, anti-phosphate technology that guards against corrosion in all metals, including aluminum.

It is diluted at a 1:1 ratio to protect the modern engine’s components from freezing in the winter and boiling over in the summer. Additionally, the combination is prepared in 5:7 ratios for maximum protection. It also includes a high-quality defoamer system and contains less silicon than the vehicle’s mandated 250 parts per million.

Which Coolant is Best for My German Car?

No matter what type of car you drive, whether it’s a BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Mini, or Volkswagen, your car circulates a solution of water and coolant to dissipate the heat generated within the engine and prevent it from completely melting down (one notable exception are older Porsche models that are air and oil cooled and did not use water or coolant, but instead circulated a large amount of oil to dissipate the heat).

A Spectrum of Colors

Which coolant type is best for your BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, or Volkswagen out of the many available options? The answer is the kind that was initially installed in your car. Your coolant may be green, pink, blue, yellow, or even clear depending on the manufacturer. All coolants are naturally transparent, and dye is used to give them color. It has no impact on the coolant’s chemical properties that each producer adds their own colour blend. Because the water in Europe is substantially harder than the water in the United States, European manufacturers prefer coolant that is phosphate-free.

Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT), Organic Acid Technology (OAT), and Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) are the three most common coolant types available today. A HOAT coolant is used by your BMW, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Audi, or Volkswagen.

In order to protect aluminum surfaces, silicate is added to OAT coolants to create HOAT coolants. The cylinder heads and radiators, as well as other parts of your BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen engine and cooling systems, are constructed of aluminum.

Silicate and phosphate corrosion inhibitors are not used in OAT coolants. These coolants are made to last for 150,000 miles and have a long service life (or 5 years). It should be mentioned, nevertheless, that German Auto Center and the majority of manufacturers advise cleansing or replacing the coolant every two years.

The metal (Iron) components of the engine and cooling system are protected by traditional coolants, which are IAT coolants and use silicate and phosphate corrosion inhibitors. IAT coolants shouldn’t be utilized because the majority of the iron components in your BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Mini, Audi, and Volkswagen have been replaced with aluminum and other lighter composites.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that modern German performance cars, whether you drive a Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Mini BMW, Volkswagen, or Audi, will last you for many miles and years if you maintain them properly. German Auto Center in Austin is the place to go for German auto repairs. We will be pleased to help you!

Does my BMW require a special coolant?

Every automaker, including BMW, has created its own coolant or is required to use a certain coolant that is exclusive to certain years and models.

Is it okay to add coolant to a BMW?

In addition to controlling engine temperatures, the quality of your BMW coolant is essential for lubricating the water pump, guarding against corrosion and buildup, providing anti-freeze during the winter, and, in some models, assisting in cooling for engine and gearbox oil coolers. Not just any antifreeze will do; BMWs have special coolant needs (nitrite and phosphate free) to prevent build-up and corrosion of metal components. Along with BMW coolant, we also sell coolant additives like Red Line Water Wetter, which lower combustion chamber temperatures and elevate boiling points in order to prevent detonation and banging.

Is Honda coolant compatible with BMWs?

Some auto enthusiasts believe that you must always use coolants made by the manufacturer. You should use Honda coolant if you have a Honda, and BMW coolant if you have a BMW. While they do have a point—not all coolants are appropriate for all types of automobiles, and if you use one that is incompatible with your engine, you’ll cause more harm than good—they aren’t always correct. Coolant manufacturers have developed antifreeze that works with a variety of makes, models, and years. As an illustration, consider Zerex G-48 Formula Full Strength Antifreeze / Coolant. Although it is not intended especially for BMWs, because of its low-silicate, anti-phosphate technology, it could as well be. The temperature regulation is excellent when diluted 1:1. Your engine won’t freeze or boil over no matter how hot or cold it is. It provides the best all-around defense against corrosion, accumulation, and scaling when mixed in a 5:7 ratio. It is the ideal recipe for BMWs, including fewer than 250 parts per million of silicon.

Can BMW use Prestone coolant?

Yes. OAT coolant/antifreeze Prestone also has anti-corrosion components to safeguard your cooling system. It works well in all vehicles, provides the same levels of security, and causes no harm.

BMW coolant is what color?

To maintain your cooling system operating at its peak, we advise using only German OEM BMW engine antifreeze, part number 83192468442. (83 19 2 468 442). Because they don’t include nitrites, amines, phosphates, or borates, BMW exclusively suggests specific coolants. It is not permitted to use store-bought coolant from a nearby parts retailer.

2018 saw the introduction of this new green coolant, which has replaced the previous blue coolant. Green can be used on automobiles before 2018 and is backwards compatible with blue. BMW advises against using the older blue formula on vehicles created after January 2018.

The silicates in the green coolant provide further protection for the cooling system’s internals, although the coolant needs to be changed every two years.

For increased corrosion resistance, anti-freeze defense, and water pump lubrication in street cars, we advise combining distilled water in a 1:1 ratio with the mixture. Reduce the amount of antifreeze in your coolant mixture if you want more cooling properties, but only in warmer climates where freezing is impossible (see chart below). We advise monitoring the freezing point of the coolant mixture if you want to use antifreeze and water ratios other than 1:1.

Red Line Water Wetter can also be added if high temperatures could lead to engine banging or pre-ignition.

  • Original BMW HT12 antifreeze from Germany, part number 83192468442
  • optimum cooling, freeze prevention, lubrication of the water pump, and corrosion resistance

What is the price of BMW coolant?

A BMW 328i coolant change typically costs between $276 and $315. While materials are priced at $124, labor costs are projected to range from $151 to $191.

Why is the coolant in my BMW low?

You should take your automobile to the automotive service shop as soon as possible for an inspection and maintenance if your coolant is low because it could be an indication of a larger issue. Some of the causes of a possible coolant shortage in your car include the following:

  • reservoir leak or overflow tank
  • a radiator leak
  • radiator hose leak
  • water pump leak
  • cracked or compromised radiator seal
  • defective head gasket

Why is blue coolant used by BMW?

To maintain your cooling system operating at its peak, use only German OEM engine antifreeze, component number 82141467704. (82 14 1 467 704). Because they don’t include nitrites, amines, phosphates, or borates, BMW exclusively suggests specific coolants. BMW cooling systems typically do not work with off-the-shelf coolant from a neighborhood parts store, and mixing various coolant formulas is not advised (in a pinch you should use distilled water).

The well-known blue coolant, which has been in use since the 1990s, is only permitted for vehicles with model years up to 2018. Internally, it is referred to as the G48 formula and is exclusive to BMW/MINI vehicles. In comparison to other forms of coolant, the blue coolant formula is a hybrid that extends coolant service life and is less harmful to the environment. On vehicles manufactured in 2018 and later, BMW replaced it with a new formulation that contains silicate and offers superior immediate corrosion protection. BMW does not advise using the older blue formula for vehicles created after January 2018.

BMW # 82141467704, genuine German OEM antifreeze

Is it okay to use blue coolant in a BMW?

The majority of coolant manufacturers in East Texas, where we can experience a wide variety of temperature variations throughout the year, offer an engine coolant that is a 50/50 combination.

In order to receive the greatest cooling benefits for our Texas climate, BMW “Blue Coolant” must be mixed and added to your cooling system in the right manner. This calls for a coolant flush and refill procedure that removes air and old coolant from your system to improve engine safety.

Because it is silicate and phosphate free and has a far longer lifespan inside of your car’s cooling system, we advise using BMW “Blue” coolant in your vehicle.

Come in right away to pick up a gallon of fuel, or let us repair the cooling system in your car in time for the Texas heat.

In my BMW x3, can I use Prestone coolant?

All vehicles can use Prestone(r) All Vehicles antifreeze+coolant +TOTAL PROTECTION (AFC), which is available in all fluid colors, manufacturers, and model years.