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I was checking the engine coolant level and it's sitting on low. I heard that it is normal when the car is cold. I checked again today after driving and it's still sitting on low. Does it mean I have to top it off? The car is only 7 months' old and I thought it's a sealed system.

I read the manual and it says the fluid should sit between F and L mark but it doesn't mention anything about whether the car is up to operating temperature or not.
 

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Ours from new September a year ago kept showing low coolant level, as I had to look below the indent in the reservoir to find any fluid. Finally bought some FL22 mix at the dealer and topped it up enough to have it show without moving my head down to find it. Think they just put in the bare minimum at the factory.

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Most probably it is fine, I had the same concern, you don't need to top it off, If you shake the coolant container you will see that there is plenty of it, but just check it to be sure! :)
 

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Ours from new September a year ago kept showing low coolant level, as I had to look below the indent in the reservoir to find any fluid. Finally bought some FL22 mix at the dealer and topped it up enough to have it show without moving my head down to find it. Think they just put in the bare minimum at the factory.

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I hope you didn't actually pay dealer prices for a gallon of coolant.:surprise:
I've seen it as much as $33.
 

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Mine was at the top level when I bought the car in March and is still at the same level.
 

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I was pretty high. Don't remember the price.

Where to get it other than from the dealer?

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You were pretty high and cant remember. Or the price was pretty high and you cant remember :lol::lol::lol::lol:


The mazda coolant has "phosphated organic acid technology". I did alot of research and a good alternative is ZEREX Asian Vehicle Coolant
 

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I was pretty high. Don't remember the price.

Where to get it other than from the dealer?

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Most any auto parts store.



If you were high that would explain it.....:laughing001::laughing001:

Same as Motorcraft Specialty Green Engine Coolant, Peak Global Lifetime and Zerex Asian. Pep Boys has an equivalent for about $14 / gallon. Bright green Ethelyne Glycol silicate free coolant is what you need.
 

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I went to the dealership today since yesterday I noticed that the coolant level was on the "low" line. I don't if on the 15,000km checkup they did not add coolant or if my super spirited driving as of late has reduced and impacted the coolant levels as of recently, hopefully this is not a leaking issue...

Called the dealership, they told me that adding coolant would be free of charge. So, I went to the dealership and I noticed that they started filling the reservoir with Non- OEM Mazda coolant but with some green coolant called "Delkor Green", should I be worried about this?

Now the reservoir is more than full but I don't know if this different coolant can have some negative impact on my engine, but at the same time if my dealership uses this product it means that it must be safe, "stealerships" here in Israel are so cheap lol...but at the same time I did not have to pay for anything.

Happy holidays!

***For those interested the The OEM Mazda Coolant # is: 0000-77-508E-20
 

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Is it FL22 compliant?

I just went to the dealership and picked up 4L of Mazda coolant for 19 bucks.
 

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Is it FL22 compliant?
After reading some Israeli car forums, it looks like dealerships here don't have in stock the OEM coolant and use a cheaper variant, like the one I mentioned above. This is because the OEM coolant is more expensive to import and for the massive market use that it's needed for it would just not work for them in the long run, money wise speaking.

I'm not certain if this is compliant but I guess it needs to be since it's being use on pretty much as an alternative option on every Mazda 3 in the Israeli Market.

I guess I'll have to trust the dealerships here with this stuff. But in any case if some chaos would happened because of this coolant my dash cam recorded when the tech was refilling the reservoir with this coolant, so I'm protected in the future if I need to claim warranty.

I'll buy the OEM coolant in the future for those moments when I need to re-fill the reservoir with what's best as per manufacturer standards, and in order not be so dependent on a non-OEM product that the dealerships here offer.
 

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I got it from amazon for $46CAD, might be cheaper in USD.

Genuine Mazda Fluid (0000-77-508E-20) FL-22 Extended Life Coolant - 1 Gallon [ame]https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BNVJZPQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_y..qAb95HW6F8[/ame]


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Called the dealership, they told me that adding coolant would be free of charge. So, I went to the dealership and I noticed that they started filling the reservoir with Non- OEM Mazda coolant but with some green coolant called "Delkor Green", should I be worried about this?
Any normal green ethylene glycol automotive coolant is compatible with FL-22 coolant as long as its mixed in the correct percentages.
DELKOR EXTRA COOL GREEN - Delkol
 

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Instead of starting a new thread...I wanted to bring this topic back that is discussed all over the internet. I did a lot of research today and determined there are no OEM alternatives for Green FL-22 coolant for a 2017 Mazda 3 GT with 10 year/120K scheduled change.

I want someone to prove me wrong!

Here are the key words....Equivalent vs. Compliant. This seems to be what most people are missing in the discussion threads I'm reading.

From my research there are many compliant FL-22 coolants out there. Regardless of color, those alternatives are only compliant and not equivalent. Those coolants are only "long life" vs. "extended life". There is a difference. Mazda does also sell a "long life" complaint coolant. The long life coolant part number is 0000-77-501E-20 vs. 0000-77-508E-20 for the extended life which is what should be used in my Mazda.

However, it also looks like Ford sells a non-diluted/concentrated "EQUIVALENT"

I see the "sucker" name calling when one buys the OEM from the dealer, but then I'm not sure the person who bought at the auto parts stores knows what they actually bought.

This isn't a discussion about your opinion as to when to change coolant, but rather how you equate aftermarket compliant FL-22 coolant as relates to Mazda's OEM 0000-77-508E-20 Extended Life coolant.

Please prove me wrong, and identify a true after market equivalent as I would like to know I don't have to necessarily buy the OEM to get the equivalent.
 
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