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Coolant flush

Hi. Has anyone got the coolant flush at 57k. My dealership want me to do it, so i need some advise before do so. Thank.

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Take a look at the maintenance schedule in your owners manual.

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@sbr711 has recommended it before. I wouldn't do a flush, I would do a drain and fill with the recommended coolant 50/50 with distilled water - which is probably Pentosin A2 or Zerex Asian Blue. It's also an easy DIY.
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Need to look at manual. For my Elantra it states 5 years or 60,000 miles but many say 100,000 so need to reference the manual.
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Every 2 years regardless of mileage. Three years tops. I can't tell you how many VW, Audi, and GM vehicles I've seen with "lifetime" or "extended service" type coolants cause havoc when left in for a "lifetime". Clogged heater codes galore. Several so bad that no amount of flushing cleaned them out. If you're a DIY kinda guy, a gallon of coolant and an hour of your time every couple of years is peanuts in comparison to the long-term damage. **** even if your dealer charges $100 for a coolant flush every 2-3 years, You could pay them for a dozen coolant flushes before you got near the price of replacing clogged heater cores and radiators.

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Spoken like a service advisor.
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The general advice I have seen is 5-years or 60K miles with extended life coolant regardless of what the manual says.

Two years seems a bit extreme to me.

I think on my 2002 Focus, it didn't have extended life coolant and the recommendation was 3-years or 36K miles, but it usually had a leak or repair before that, or I did it about every 4-5 years whenever I thought about it.

OTOH - it's $15 and an easy DIY, so if you are doing it yourself, it isn't a big deal to do it more often.


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Spoken like a service advisor.
Spoken like a car guy of 35 years. Haven't been a service advisor in nearly 10 years. Just lending my experience in what I've seen. Take it for what it's worth or criticize it. Your call.

"You only have to change XXXX every xx miles or years" is just a gimmick to get you to think whatever you're driving is cheap to maintain. It's a machine that needs to be looked after. That's the marketing and accounting departments talking.
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I would go with 60K miles.

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I've never told anyone they had to maintain their vehicle in any other manner than what the manufacturer specs. When I was asked: "If it was your car, what would you do ?" I'd tell them just how I maintain my cars.

- Oil every 6 months or 5,000 miles - depending. With a turbo, I do it more often. Both my 83 Mercedes diesels had the same engine. I changed the oil every 4,000 miles with Rotella and those were 9 quart oil changes.
- Trans fluid - 3 years or 50,000 miles. I've never had a transmission failure.
- Brake fluid and Coolant - every 2 years regardless of mileage.
- Plugs - every 40K unless specified sooner.
- Air filter - as needed.
- Cabin filter - I replace ours twice a year more out of necessity.

Yeah I know modern oils and fluids are way better than in years past, but modern cars are also harder on them. They run hotter for emissions standards. The average engine hits 220+ degrees before the fans kick on. No I am not the average car owner. I've always maintained my cars my way and never took issue with cost or frequency. My best friend of 30 years used to bust my chops over how often I was working on my cars. in the first 20 years of our friendship while we were both in NJ, I had to rescue him broken down at least 7 times. And only one of those times was an actual "breakdown". The others were maintenance things that he let go. In the same time period with my 86 Jetta, he rescued me once - for a radiator that cracked at 195K while in a bank drive through.And he knows cars. So maybe my methods are overkill to others, that's ok with me. I'll just stay off the "How often should I" threads lol.

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