he should never be allowed on BITOG if he waited 8 years to drain his coolant....and no the green stuff doesn't mix with the green stuff. Ask him if he has ever had pink shots and green shots in the same night, you are just asking for trouble.
He could drain and flush then put in Peak Global Lifetime Coolant.
Its VERY close to what Toyota needs and @ $12 total for a fill sure beats $35-40 for Toyotas Pink 50/50 mix.
That is what I'm going to do with my 05 Corolla that has the factory fill still in it @ 140k.
Thread I had on Toyota coolant choices --> What works with Toyotas?
I'll get to it soon...
2001 Toyota's that I have seen came with Toyota RED.
I have 2003 Sequioa that came with Red. I was told by dealer (not saying he knows all) not to switch it to PINK.
I have two 2005 that came with the pre mix Pink.
ok i'll ask him to check the manual. it looked more pink but i'm not used to toyota coolant. i'm betting he can use the super long life pink or the peak global lifetime, buy enough and have his mechanic flush it
if he can give up his radiator drains
Heh heh. Red is Long Life, and pink is Super Long Life :-)
We don't wanna confuse the Toyota newbies :-)
The factory fill of pink is suppose to be good for 100,000 miles or 10 years. Thereafter, refills of pink are suppose to be good for only 50,000 miles or 5 years.
I think the red needs to be changed every 2 or 3 years. Not sure, but red might actually work better than pink, but red doesn't last as long and has to be changed more frequently.