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Ok so I am trying to find antifreeze for my Kona. I don't like mixing it, but on the other hand I want something that's tried and true. I also understand that some antifreeze works well with what's in it and some does not. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
 

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If you have a need for antifreeze, you have a need for taking the vehicle in for service and using that warranty.

NO vehicle this new should be using ANY coolant.
 

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I'm sorry I'm afraid I did not make this clear to you. The vehicle does NOT need antifreeze at this point. However you are talking to someone who researches a lot and likes to be prepared.
 

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I went ahead and read your owner's manual for you (I don't own a Kona) https://owners.hyundaiusa.com/conte...ai/glovebox-manual/2019/kona/2019 Kona OM.pdf

Ethelyne Glycol, which is also commonly known as "the green coolant", as orange is Dexcool. And your maintenance interval is 10 years or 120,000 miles for the first change, then 24mo/30k afterward. So you're definitely preparing well ahead.

You're welcome.
 

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Lol...I read the owner's manual too but thanks for clarifying that it's the green coolant. I missed that somehow! Thanks again!
 

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Just go to a Kia dealership and buy a gallon of anti-freeze, it is cheaper then Hyundai's and is the same. I was at the Hyundai dealer so I bought some for a top off. There is no way I am going through all the BS just top off my tank, I just bought a jug. I don't mix antifreeze in good cars , like I will in a beater. Good oil, I will mix in a good car.
 

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Be sure to buy the specified type, otherwise mixing different types will cause sludge..
 

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Yeah, I saw where that could be an issue. In recent days I've been looking to see if the antifreeze says "for Asian vehicles," "for...." Thankfully, I shouldn't need it for a while.
 

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Long life P-HOAT coolant, for asian cars. The key is it has to be silicate and borate free. I use valvoline xerex blue, it actually has a purple color, similar to the OEM coolant and specifically recommended for Hyundai. Some european formulations such as Pentosyn should work also. The valvo blue is a bit over $12 for a 50/50 premixed gallon.

But:the actual OEM coolant can be ordered on Amazon for $24. This is cheaper than it appears, because it is non-diluted. Have to dilute it with equal amount of distilled water before use, so really it is only $12 per gallon, about same price as the valvo.
https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Hyun...coolant&qid=1594575803&sr=8-3#customerReviews

Obviously, you cant go very wrong with the genuine Hyundai coolant. :).

Using the right coolant is fairly important, it depends on things like: do you have led solder in your radiator? Is it aluminium? Is it copper? etc. Over time you can have problems if you just use an inexpensive generic short life green coolant. The generic coolant packaging will tell you it can be mixed with any other coolant... Not.
 

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Long life P-HOAT coolant, for asian cars. The key is it has to be silicate and borate free. I use valvoline xerex blue, it actually has a purple color, similar to the OEM coolant and specifically recommended for Hyundai. Some european formulations such as Pentosyn should work also. The valvo blue is a bit over $12 for a 50/50 premixed gallon.

But:the actual OEM coolant can be ordered on Amazon for $24. This is cheaper than it appears, because it is non-diluted. Have to dilute it with equal amount of distilled water before use, so really it is only $12 per gallon, about same price as the valvo.
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Obviously, you cant go very wrong with the genuine Hyundai coolant. :).

Using the right coolant is fairly important, it depends on things like: do you have led solder in your radiator? Is it aluminium? Is it copper? etc. Over time you can have problems if you just use an inexpensive generic short life green coolant. The generic coolant packaging will tell you it can be mixed with any other coolant... Not.
Just go to the Kia dealership, I think it is cheaper then the Amazon Hyundai stuff. Your pay tax either way.
 

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You are probably right. I am just too lazy to drive there, unless I need it in a hurry. Just sit here and clickety click instead. :cool:
 

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BTW the Valvo Xerex red and blue are the same thing. They just have a different tint, so that when you mix it with the purple hyundai, or the red oem honda coolant, you do not end up with an ugly color for the mix.
 
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