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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:28    Post subject: Pink or Red Coolant? Reply with quote

Hi all,
I have just become aware  Embarassed  that with the 4.2 TD LC100 [u]AUTO[/u] the auto ATF goes through the bottom part of the radiator to cool and that this cooling section is separated from the main rad by a thin metal partition. If this corrodes through due to lack of corrosion/electrolysis inhibitors in the coolant (passage of years/miles), total engine/gearbox carnage is most likely to ensue  Shocked  My coolant was last changed a few years ago so it needs doing for peace of mind/ implications.

My question is - Pink Super Long Life or Red Long Life? I understand that Pink is bad for older vehicles - mine is 2001:

"It is generally recommended that you use Toyota Red in older vehicles. This is mainly due to the fact that older Toyotas usually have non-aluminium radiators and Pink is not formulated with the inhibitors necessary to protect them. The Red Long Life coolant had molybate and a triazole to protect the metals (copper, etc.) in the older radiators."

So, does anybody know if a 2001 TD LC100 4.2 Auto has a radiator with a metal composition OK for Pink or should I use Red to be safe?
TIA Brian
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