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Antifreeze cap says special coolant. What is the type of coolant it needs?

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Dex-cool. but dont bother ,buy the univeral coolant, it mixes safely with anything and its cheap

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But there are complaint against this type of coolant.
http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-128547.html
In GM cars we replace Dex Cool with Prestone green coolant.
It's up to you. Ask before but if you decide to change the type of coolant then:
If your intention is to add coolant only, then you need:
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ANY COLOR ANTIFREEZE
ALL MAKES ALL MODELS
of cars and light trucks
add to ANY color antifreeze
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On the back you have to read directions:
Step 1 Drain. Step 2 Flush. Step 3 Fill.
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