Toyota Red and Toyota Pink are both ethylene glycol-based coolants, but with different corrosion inhibitors. Toyota’s official word is that the new Toyota Pink is backwards compatible with all old Toyotas. To use pink in your old Toyota, contact your dealer.
Pink is an OAT (organic acid technology) with the possibility of a longer lifespan, while red is an IAT, which means that inorganic and inorganic acid technology is considered conventional and therefore viable, although the Toyota Red also has additives with a long lifespan it seems.
Toyota’s coolant is pink / orange … not red, not green. The main component of Toyota coolant is actually ethylene glycol, but with additives and without silicates, ideal for radiators and aluminum heads / blocks. Its OAT, organic acid technology.
PINKAPPLICATION Asian cars and light vehicles requiring phosphate based OAT coolants
|VEHICLE MAINTENANCE||Lexus, Toyota, Telg|
|FORMULATION||Based on ethylene glycol. ### Free of silicate, borate, nitrite and amine|
|COLOR OF THE PRODUCT||pink|
|SPECIFICATIONS / PERFORMANCE LEVEL||ASTM D3306, JIS K2234|
Prestone 50/50 for Toyota Cars is a mixture of concentrated antifreeze / coolant and deionized water. Prestone 50/50 Diluted Antifreeze / Coolant for Toyota Cars is compatible with ALL antifreeze / coolants regardless of color and can be used in ALL makes and models of light cars and trucks.
The truth is, color isn’t a reliable indicator of what type of coolant you have. For example, OAT refrigerants are typically orange, yellow, red or purple. HOAT coolants are generally orange and yellow. So the old IAT coolant is green.
DO NOT MIX pink and red, they are not compatible! You have an 02 4Runner, yours takes red, mix it with 50% water. Pink is a completely different coolant than red, it’s not just a premixed red, RED is 50/50 thicker even after being mixed and works differently than ROSE on gaskets.
Dex Cool is not the same as Toyota Liquid. Even so, it is good to use DexCool in your Toyota. Toyota fluid is pretty standard but does not use silicates. This prolongs the life of the water pump.
- The performance of these products can be adversely affected when mixed with conventional refrigerants. Don’t mix the two. It’s very simple: if your coolant doesn’t freeze you can only add DexCool or clean tap water, if your coolant is green you can use standard antifreeze and additives for the standard cooling system.
Toyota’s Super Long Life Turned coolant is light pink. It was light pink when I first filled the cooler, as well as the bottle funnel, so the system could burp more efficiently.
Using the wrong coolant can gradually lead to corrosion and damage to the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses and cylinder gasket. In the worst case, it can damage the engine.
Antifreeze is often used as one of the components of a coolant mixture - coolant is usually a 5050 split between antifreeze and water. Antifreeze (especially ethylene glycol, the main ingredient) is used to lower the freezing point of the fluid circulating in the vehicle’s engine.
Open the hood and locate the engine coolant reservoir. If the coolant level is low, add the correct coolant to the container (not the radiator itself). Only diluted coolant or a 50/50 mixture of concentrated coolant and distilled water can be used.
Well, you are using the coolant which is listed in the owner’s manual. If all you have to do is top up, the advice remains the same, but adding a gallon of a different coolant is unlikely to cause serious problems if you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.
Red coolant is usually GM. Pouring red coolant into a Ford system destroys things. The coolant may also be red due to a leak in the transcooler radiator.