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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2017, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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Which coolant should i use for a R53 06 Cooper S ?

Trying to get my bearings around here so appoligies in advance if i sound like a newb. Just got a 06 Coop S from a relative, and realzied my coolant is bone dry and the engine is overheating. Want to get some coolant in there to see how the car runs before taking it over to a shop.

Was trying to figure out if anything will work or should i be using a specific type?

ANy benefits of using one of these vs another?
  • Pentosin Antifreeze/Coolant-OE
  • BMW
  • PEAK
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Green or blue is recommended.

Pentosin & BMW coolants are good

Make sure she is blend properly and a 50/50 antifreeze mix is used.

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I would just use the BMW coolant as its not expensive, as per minione2002's post, make sure its a 50/50 mix of coolant and deionised or distilled water. Is the car overheating or did you cook it ?, have a sniff of the engine oil to see if it smells burnt and also if its low. be aware of where the bleed screws are and check around the thermostat for leaks.

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