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08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant
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Author:  Admin [ Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:59 am ]
Post subject:  08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant

from SoA 02/13/2008

The 2008 Impreza WRX STI and all 2009 MY vehicles are factory-filled with the new Subaru Super Coolant. This new coolant is blue in color and has an extended life of 10 years before servicing is required.

The current Subaru Long Life Coolant (green in color) CAN NOT BE MIXED with the new Subaru Super Coolant (blue in color). Mixing the 2 different types of coolants together will alter the protection requirements of the product and for the vehicle.

The new Subaru Super Coolant is required for all dealer warranty repairs to 2008 Impreza WRX STI and all 2009 MY vehicles that involve the draining and/or refilling of the engine cooling system. It should also be used when topping off of the cooling system, when installing an engine block heater, or refilling the cooling system after a collision that damaged the cooling system.

Author:  porcupine73 [ Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant

Hm......very interesting. It might sound weird but I follow coolants a bit. Do you have any more info on this new super coolant? I am wondering if it is similar to the GM Dexcool / OAT coolants?

Author:  Admin [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant

porcupine73 wrote:
Hm......very interesting. It might sound weird but I follow coolants a bit. Do you have any more info on this new super coolant? I am wondering if it is similar to the GM Dexcool / OAT coolants?


No more info than that. Do you collect the empties :D?
Anyway, it must be purchased by SoA (doubt they mix it up themselves) and so similar to other products that are available. It is available from Subaru parts depts though not sure if it's normal in-stock yet.

Author:  porcupine73 [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant

Thanks for the info Joe! Hm...collect coolant empties! That might just be a new hobby! :mrgreen:

Maybe I will see if I can find a picture of the label showing the ingredients.

This label is the previous (non-super) coolant label:
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Author:  Admin [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant

Here's the new label and part number
Joe

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Author:  porcupine73 [ Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 08 STI, all 09 models have new Subaru Super Coolant

Awesome thanks Joe! Drats....foiled by the 'proprietary inhibitors' though. 'trade secret' no doubt! That makes it not possible to determine the coolant chemistry. Non pre-mix automotive coolants are typically 95% or so glycol, 1-3% water, and the balance is the 'secret additives'. (Since the 'super coolant' lists water first, I assume it is prediluted.)

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