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    Engine coolant?

    This is a bit of a noob question. But I couldn't help but notice that my engine coolant is low. Now is this just anti freeze or is this something different? What do our cars use for this job? Let me know so I can top mine off!

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    Our cars use long life antifreeze that should not need maintenance for 50,000 miles (iirc). I wouldn't recommended mixing antifreeze with what's in the car. I don't know how much you know about cars, but make sure you are checking the level in the overflow tank (see owner's manual for instructions). You shouldn't be low on coolant unless you have a leak. I would check for puddles under your car before you get in it. If you are using A/C, you will probably see water under your car, this is normal. If you have questions, just ask. I'll be happy to help.

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    Ah well I won't even worry about it. This is the tank on the upper left side of the engine bay that says "engine coolant" on it and it's at the L line. How ever if that's just my antifreeze over flow.. I'm not going to deal with it

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    most are low right off the boat
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    Mine was/is at the L mark when it's cold.

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    when I pulled my turbo I just topped the system off with the prestone pre-mixed stuff

    that is a 50/50 mix... I believe the kia manual says don't go over 60/40 or below 40/60



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    i had blue coolant when i bought my car. got it used though so i don't know if it was factory like that. mine was low also. just added a little water. hasn't moved since

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    kia stuff is blue



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