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Hi, I have a 2013 Range Rover sport hse and noticed my low coolant light come on briefly. So it’s the weekend and I wanted to fill with the right coolant- looks like it’s orange in color,so I was thinking about getting the Dex cool (orange), but after calling and asking the dealership, a guy there said that the coolant to use is pink ,but turns orange over time.? Never heard of that- so my question is “ what is the best antifreeze to use for my 2013 Range Rover sport?and can I just add to my existing ?
 

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It’s orange not pink, gallon at a dealership is about $25 buck and it’s a concentrate so make sure you dilute it with distilled water.
 

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My dealer tech and parts guy said any anti freeze with dex cool works for an year range, assume it should for yours as well. The prestone dex cool 50/50 works just fine in my rig for the last few years. No need to for the dilution with this.
 

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So I am just going to throw this out there. OEM coolant is not Dexcool unless they started using it after I left but even my 2013 has pink in it. Dex is not good to use in these cars. The orange Dex coolant has a stop leak additive in the formula which is known to build up and block heater cores, lower radiators, coolers... you can see this when there is a leak. The original coolant is a pink color like Pento SF and does turn a orangish color over time. I do occasionally see shops using dex instead of the pink more than likely out of lazyness, convenience, price or just lack of education...

Personally I am going to run Evans Waterless coolant soon as I get around to flushing mine.
 

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weird that the dealer told me to use it when i stated I was doing a flush.

Guess I should I referred to my alldata subscription than listen to the dealer. This what it states for my 06' : Use only Havoline Extended Life Coolant (XLC), or any ethylene glycol based anti-freeze (containing no methanol) with only Organic Acid Technology (OAT) corrosion inhibitors, to protect the cooling system.
 

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Has anyone tried the Evans High performance waterless coolant? Wouldn’t the low pressure help keep the system less stressed?
 

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Has anyone tried the Evans High performance waterless coolant? Wouldn’t the low pressure help keep the system less stressed?
I used to be the local Evans dealer here when I had my shop. I ran it in everything, even my BMW HP4 motorcycle. It has maybe a pound of pressure on a full hot engine since there is no water to expand in the system. You can also run the stuff up to something like 500deg before it will start to boil. The only downfall is that it is not cheap.
 

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Thanks for the insight. I have a 2012 Supercharged L320 with 120k miles, bought it used and was thinking of switching over. Do you know if there are any particular part(s) in the cooling system I should consider replacing at this time. I realize without seeing my car you’re just guessing but is there anything that you see as a very common issue that I this would be a good preventative measure?
 

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You have to see when was the last time your water pump has been changed with that mileage, there was an upgrade to a water pump hose as well. I did that about a month ago and replaced the thermostat and few other hoses as well.
 

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Thanks for the insight. I have a 2012 Supercharged L320 with 120k miles, bought it used and was thinking of switching over. Do you know if there are any particular part(s) in the cooling system I should consider replacing at this time. I realize without seeing my car you’re just guessing but is there anything that you see as a very common issue that I this would be a good preventative measure?
The part that tends to fail and cause problems is the Y pipe under the nose of the supercharger. I changed that Y pipe, the rear cross over pipe and redid the supercharger coupler as soon as i bought the car.

As for swapping to Evans if you dont have any leaks... just swap over. It runs no pressure on the system so all those things that tend to leak/problematic will have almost no strain on them.
 

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Not sure if the 2012 still has the plastic coolant bleed T under the engine cover, but that is a sure failure point that should be replaced with a brass T or straight coupler.
 

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Not sure if the 2012 still has the plastic coolant bleed T under the engine cover, but that is a sure failure point that should be replaced with a brass T or straight coupler.
No, that was 2005-2009, they eliminated that with the 5.0.
 

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Thanks for the insight. I have a 2012 Supercharged L320 with 120k miles, bought it used and was thinking of switching over. Do you know if there are any particular part(s) in the cooling system I should consider replacing at this time. I realize without seeing my car you’re just guessing but is there anything that you see as a very common issue that I this would be a good preventative measure?
The part that tends to fail and cause problems is the Y pipe under the nose of the supercharger. I changed that Y pipe, the rear cross over pipe and redid the supercharger coupler as soon as i bought the car.

As for swapping to Evans if you dont have any leaks... just swap over. It runs no pressure on the system so all those things that tend to leak/problematic will have almost no strain on them.
Everything runs without and leaks, thanks for the insight and advice. I’m going to order some and take care of it next week.
 
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