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#16 Old 05-03-2009, 11:02 AM
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what is the flaky shark chum looking stuff in it ?
The conditioner is an anaerobic sealer and the chunks are additives that dissolve when your engine heats up. The purpose of the conditioner is not to seal serious leaks (those require professional attention), but rather to prevent minor seepage. This was an issue in some 2.5 L SOHC engines in 1999-2001. In an effort to solve this problem, Subaru did a study and found that the conditioner (when used on vehicles with external headgasket seepage) proved effective in sealing those small leaks in most cases. As a result of this study, there was a recall to add it to those engines. Subaru was so confident in the conditioner working that it stepped up the warranty on external headgasket leaks to 100,000 miles on those vehicles that had the conditioner put in it and now recommends the use of the conditioner in all of its vehicles every time the coolant is changed. You can actually use up to two bottles if you want to too. So you might as well just use the conditioner because it only costs a couple of bucks and it could help prevent problems in the future - and if you can show Subaru that you followed the proper scheduled maintenance, they might be more likely to help you out on warranty claims if you have any problems with your cooling system.
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Water Wetter is a really good product to put in your coolant as well, it's made by RedLine.
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Prestone Conditioner and Collant, along with some royal purple 'purple ice'. seems to be workin fine for me. I think the most important thing you can do is use distilled water.
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Water Wetter is a really good product to put in your coolant as well, it's made by RedLine.
+1 That stuff is great too - forgot to mention I use that too in one of my earlier posts.

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Does anybody know if the BMW blue coolant is perfectly compatible? I have that sitting around premixed already. Thanks!
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Hmm, nope, don't know. Maybe you could bring the Bimmer container in to your local Subaru dealership and ask the mechanics there - I bet they'd know. Way to think outside the box though

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Whats up Guys!

I had just about the same question with my car. I just recently bought it and im getting a complete cooling system upgrade and I was wondering about the coolant as well

I was thinking about getting Prestone Flush and running it through the system for about 20 minutes on idle then drain, then filling it with just water let it idle for 5 minutes then drain and removing my radiator, fans, upper and lower hose and running a garden hose thru it until it comes out clear. then install all my new parts (Yonaka dual row rad., new fans, Shroud, mishimoto lower and upper hose, perrin overflow tank, mishimoto thermostat, and the mishimoto coolant and PVC hose kit then running Subaru coolant with Distilled water, Purple Ice and the Subaru Coolant conditioner.)

I think this would maybe be the best combination but if anyone has a better idea please let me know
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