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Old 11-23-2007, 07:12 AM
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Default X-type: antifreeze (coolant): what to use?

I want to change the antifreeze and was wondering if I have to use the Jaguar labled or can I use prestone or similar.

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Old 11-23-2007, 07:37 AM
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You can use whatever you want. There is no warranty requirement.
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:16 AM
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I read on another site that the special type of anti-freeze in the X-Type is very important. I don't know much about it or what type is needed, but a very technically knowledgeable guy said it must not be mixed with other types of anti-freeze.

I think it was a guy named skhannes on Jag-Lovers. Maybe you could do a search on it.

Wish I could be of more help.
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:35 AM
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I think if you are flushing and filling - go with a good name brand of fluid (Prestone, Peak, etc). If you are adding only to existing factory fluid, use the OEM spec. Just makes sense.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:01 PM
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According to a post on the Roadfly x-type forum, Prestone Extended Life 5 year/150,000 mile coolant complies with Jaguar specs. I think that'll do the job.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:25 AM
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Make sure to use the Pink fluid not the green stuff. I had my changed and the dealer was very specific on what kind of fluid to use. Its the extended life fluid I guess. I got some at my local shop.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:26 PM
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Look for Ford Specification WSS-M97B44-D listed on the coolant label. Most "Dex-cool" or "G-05" coolants will meet this (pink or orange).
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:57 PM
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Hi guys my name is Hall and i decided to just post in here rather than create a new thread since my concern is just the same and i dont like repeating another question already ask by another member so why not just use the SEARCH button and make research on old threads.

What is really so special with this jaguar coolant that my dealer always recommend it than prestone. He always say "better be safe than sorry just use the required coolant it is not a toyota it is a jaguar". I just laugh when he said that.

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Old 02-26-2011, 05:10 AM
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You should use Jaguar coolant(OAT) in the X-type.
Jaguar coolant is safe for gasket of the cooling system including inside of the engine of the X-type.
Even among the OATs, Gasket compatibility might be different and not exchangeable.
Other coolant than Jaguar OAT may cause a leaking problem in cooling system.

The link below would be helpful.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/lumps/faqs/coolant.htm

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