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    Default Which coolant??

    My 4.3 Volvo Penta needs coolant, what coolant do I use? Iíve heard car coolant is ok/NOT ok. Most auto parts stores have the pink stuff but Iím certain thatís not it.

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    Default Re: Which coolant??

    you don't say which vintage you have...your owners manual should give you a good guide (or you local dealer could as well)...

    FWIW, volvo rarely deviates from GM's recommendations and they went to DEXCOOL for most product lines a while back...older iron engines will usually tolerate the 'older green' glycol variants well...

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    Default Re: Which coolant??

    Ayuh,..... The 4.3 is a cast iron motor, so it probably has green coolant in it,.....

    Just add more of the color that's in it now,.....

    Auto, 'n marine are the same,.....
    Any Grease is Better,... Than No grease at All....

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    Default Re: Which coolant??

    It’s a 2003, I’ll just go with 50/50 green, thanks

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    Default Re: Which coolant??

    I prefer the concentrate (you add water) for total fill ups and the ready to use for top offs.
    Last edited by sandkicker; 05-07-2021 at 10:10 AM.
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