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    Hi all i think my car sri dti 150 my need topping up with anti-freeze this year so what is the type to use ?
    its a yellow colour in it at the moment can i just ad the blue type
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    think you'll end up with a funny colour mess

    i'd go to Vx tomorrow and get the orange stuff

    question is why does it need topping up? leak somewhere?

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    never seen a yellow type? sure someones not pee'd in it lol? old school anti-freeze would have been blue, but all the CDTi's should be on the orange stuff.... You cant mix red/blue but god knows what the yellow one is?
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    right.. Looks like the yellow is a 'universal' one, so top it up with more of the same type.... either that or drain and refill system with 'orange'

    Further info found out, its a top-up antifreeze you can add to either green/orange anti-freeze but doesnt state if to be used as the main bulk of it... So I'm assuming you can just add orange to it as 'SHOULD' mix ok...





    http://www.finalube.com/Product_Data...ife_yellow.pdf



    Personally I'd drop it all and go for the Vx orange stuff,
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    Easiest for a top up is to get a small bottle of Prestone antifreeze that is formulated to mix with all types - it's expensive £6 - available in ASDA.


    One thing I am sure of is that the old type of blue antifreeze SHOULD NOT be used. The days when the blue stuff was suitable for all types of car are long gone - it's all OAT 5 year life now.

    This is pic from a Toyota radiator that had the wrong type of antifreeze mixed with existing, forming sludge! Unsurprisingly it was overheating....

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    Thankyou for the help i had a look today and it is Orange i will go and get the right anti-freeze tomorrow
    Jacko

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    Check it has the Letters OAT(Organic Acid Technology) on the bottle too. Plasma you also get Green stuff too

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