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Owner of a 2000 323ci bmw vehicle. unable to see the color of the coolant what color of coolant dose it use blue or green owner Manuel dose not give color.

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Most high performance aluminum engines take red coolant. if you go into auto value or napa they can lead you in the right direction.

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