Toyota coolant pink or red?

coolant

#1

There seems to be 7 or more coolant types. Just when I got used to the different ATF types. Can the pink be added to the red ? Are they the same? If I run low and don’t have at home, add distilled water ?. Does the moderate weather in Hawaii factor in ? Silicates, etc… Thanks…Mike


#2

Use the coolant specified in the owner’s manual. Don’t mix coolant types. The weather doesn’t matter.


#3

According to the Toyota technical service bulletin at the following link, the pink and red coolant is fully compatible and can be mixed. I have topped off the red coolant in my Toyotas with the premixed pink and vice versa without any adverse effects.


#4

In any event, topping off with distilled water is fine. You won’t be adding enough water to appreciably change the mix ratio unless you have a leak. Just remember to replace your coolant every 2-3 years, or as recommended in the manual.


#5

Prestone and others make a universal fluid that I’ve been using for years…It’s compatible with ALL other manufacturers. Never had any issues for the past 5 years…


#6

Prestone and others make a universal fluid that I’ve been using for years…It’s compatible with ALL other manufacturers. Never had any issues for the past 5 years…

Mike, You should read the prestone bottle closely. I don’t think it says that it replaces all coolants. It said it can be added to any coolant to top it off.