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What color coolant should I use for my Scion tc 07' ? How do I do a proper fuild drain?

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    Hey everyone sorry if this forum ain't where its suppose to be but I am currently a new owner of a Scion tc. I notice the coolant reservoir didn't have any coolant in it same thing when I took off the radiator cap. I have already bought coolant from AutoZone and made sure to tell them it was for a scion tc 07' .its PEAK i believe redish in color.The bottle says "Scion 2004 and up. Cost me 21.37$ out the door. I believe this is the best one to buy based off my research any ideas? I also need help on how to properly flush to radiator system before I add new coolant.any help is great. Much love guys.
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    Hey everyone sorry if this forum ain't where its suppose to be but I am currently a new owner of a Scion tc. I notice the coolant reservoir didn't have any coolant in it same thing when I took off the radiator cap. I have already bought coolant from AutoZone and made sure to tell them it was for a scion tc 07' .its PEAK i believe redish in color.The bottle says "Scion 2004 and up. Cost me 21.37$ out the door. I believe this is the best one to buy based off my research any ideas? I also need help on how to properly flush to radiator system before I add new coolant.any help is great. Much love guys.


    yes my idea is to return that autozone stuff.. Go to the dealer and get the Toyota coolant. It's actually less than what you paid at autozone (if you ask the dealer for a good price). It's called super long life coolant (SLLC) or "the pink coolant".

    There is no procedure from Toyota about flushing the coolant system, it's a drain/fill situation. Plus there is a bleeder valve on the driver's side of the radiator to help bleed the system while you're filling up the radiator.

    That's my 2cents.. The toyota stuff is about the best out there, at a lower price, no need to guess.
    I appreciate your input thank you much.
    What is the normal temperature range for the car? Mine is just a little bit above the "C" . I removed the radiator drain plug along with the radiator cap and nothing came out. It was clogged so I got dirty and applied pressure with my mouth to see if it still would come out still nada I had to use water pressure from a hose to break the clog. And finally the drain plug started draining the fluid. It is running a bit cooler now than before. I am going to check out the toyota dealer Forsure
    Testem wrote:
    I appreciate your input thank you much.
    What is the normal temperature range for the car? Mine is just a little bit above the "C" . I removed the radiator drain plug along with the radiator cap and nothing came out. It was clogged so I got dirty and applied pressure with my mouth to see if it still would come out still nada I had to use water pressure from a hose to break the clog. And finally the drain plug started draining the fluid. It is running a bit cooler now than before. I am going to check out the toyota dealer Forsure


    hey you're welcome. When mine warms up it will go above C, then above the 2nd hash mark, to about 1/3 of that next scale.

    wow you definitely have gelling going on in the radiator, it's obvious someone didn't use the Toyota fluid in there! People have drained the Toyota pink fluid at 150k miles and clean! I've heard of chemical cleaners that will clean a radiator but for me I'd just get a new one. Tired of all the magic elixers out there that promise a miracle in a bottle, and then all it does it screw up your car! Keep us posted..
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