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Antifreeze mix for BMW M54 2.2

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by GazHyde, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. GazHyde

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    Hi all,

    Any suggestions/comments on % water/antifreeze mix for my 2001 M54 2.2 Z3.

    I know the coolant capacity is 10.5 litres in total, but not done a coolant change myself for about 20 years ;)

    Thanks, Gary
     
  2. Brian H

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    Hi Gary,

    Fairly certain it is a 50:50 mix water to antifreeze but cannot get access to my TIS documents at the moment.
     
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    Yep most antii-freeze makes is usually 50:50 mix for this climate unless you go for the waterless stuff but that is expensive. I have used BMW stuff in the past which is blue and also Prestone stuff which is luminous green and supposidly compatible with all types of anti freeze.
     
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  5. GazHyde

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    Thanks all. I had thought 50/50, but a mate said that was a bit too much antifreeze for the UK.

    I had to order whatever GSF had in stock, as I don't have the luxury of a working car to go shopping in... :facepalm: