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2000 BWM 528i coolant leak

I need to add coolant, but read somewhere its NOT ok to use non-BMW coolant (such as Prestone). will this do damage?

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The 2000 BMW uses a non silica based coolant. OK to use a silica free coolant. Dex-cool is the same. Just make sure it is SILICA free.
Silica based freon supposedly decreases the life span of the coolant system.

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