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ok i noticed that im low on coolant.....and i want to stay with the factory red coolant.....so i was wondering which brand of coolant should i get and are there any special procedures i need to do when filling up?
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Any coolant that has a gm badge on it and says approved for use in gm vehicles. I use prestone. Get the full strength, and an empty, clean milk jug. Pour half a gallon of the coolant in the milk jug, and then top both containers off with distilled water. That gets pretty close to.the 50/50 mix that most people use. And when the car is cool, pop the coolant cap off just to make sure the radiator is full, and add some to the reservoir as well.
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does autozone sell it?
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Yeah. Gray and orange jug. Regular prestone jugs are yellow and blue, so the dexcool ones are easy to spot.
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Make sure you are reading the level correctly. In the LS4 8th gen, it is very confusing - don't know if yours is the same, but overfilling an 8th gen SS' is VERY easy. There was a thread a while back with pictures showing the potential confusion as to where the "fill" line was. I recall it being lower than I would have thought at first glance or in non bright light conditions.

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is overfilling a bad thing?
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lol....ima idiot.....so please explain.....so ill be even more cautious
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Actually here is a link to what I was talking about. I guess it was not so much confusion as it was a potential incorrect fill line. Not exactly on point with what you are asking, but related. Overfilling is bad if you overfill so much that it has no place to go except all over your engine.

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it seems the problem was corrected in 2011.....hahaha lucky me......lol good thing i asked....cause i was gonna fill the whole reservoir up
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Yeah, don't do that - it is not like window washer fluid that you simply fill to the top.

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matter fact im bout to take a pic.....of my coolant level and yall tell me if it needs to be filled.....its been sittin over night so its cold
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