Mishimoto Liquid Chill® original equipment engine coolant is formulated with an ethylene glycol base to provide optimal heat transfer, outstanding freeze protection, and unparalleled lubrication properties to ensure your engine runs cool and reliable for years. Our coolant is formulated to meet your vehicle manufacturer’s OEM specifications and color requirements, so you can be confident you’re buying the right coolant. The 50/50 mixture provides an easy solution for topping off your system or complete flush and fill with no mixing, mess, or hassle. Mishimoto coolant features highly effective corrosion inhibitors to prevent internal engine damage and extend the life of your vehicle. Our coolant provides an extended 150,000-mile service interval, delivering superior value and performance.
Using the correct coolant and maintaining your vehicle’s cooling system is essential for the engine’s long-term health and performance.
Types of Coolant
There are a variety of engine coolants, including ethylene glycol-based and propylene glycol-based coolants. Ethylene glycol is the most common OEM coolant and offers effective freeze and boil-over protection for street-driven or high-performance vehicles.
Mishimoto offers 5 variations of ethylene glycol-based coolant to match your vehicle’s needs.
Mishimoto Liquid Chill Original Equipment Pink/Red Coolant comes in premixed one-gallon bottles and is formulated for European or Asian vehicles requiring pink/red coolant. Mishimoto’s pink/red coolant is specifically formulated to meet original manufacturer specifications and is equivalent to Toyota Super Long-Life Coolant and Audi/VW/Porsche G12, G12+, and G12++. Mishimoto pink/red coolant meets ASTM D3306, BS 6580, and JS K2234 performance standards.
Mishimoto Liquid Chill Original Equipment Orange Coolant comes in premixed one-gallon bottles and is formulated for North American vehicles requiring orange coolant. Mishimoto’s orange coolant is specifically formulated to meet original manufacturer specifications and is equivalent to MOPAR factory fill orange, Motorcraft orange, and 1995+ Chevrolet/GMC coolant. Mishimoto orange coolant meets ASTM D3306, and D4985 performance standards.
Mishimoto Liquid Chill Original Equipment Blue Coolant comes in premixed one-gallon bottles and is formulated for European or Asian vehicles requiring blue coolant. Mishimoto’s blue coolant is specifically formulated to meet the original manufacturer’s specifications. It is equivalent to Acura/Honda Type 2, Porsche G11, Mercedes Benz/Volvo/BMW/Mini G48, Subaru Super Coolant, and Nissan/Infiniti Long Life Coolant. Mishimoto blue coolant meets ASTM D3306 and JS K2234 performance standards.
Mishimoto Liquid Chill Original Equipment Purple Coolant comes in premixed one-gallon bottles and is formulated for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and RAM vehicles requiring purple coolant. Mishimoto’s purple coolant is specifically formulated to meet the original manufacturer’s specifications and is equivalent to Mopar coolant 68163848AA. Mishimoto purple coolant meets ASTM D3306, D6210, D4985 performance standards.
Mishimoto Liquid Chill Original Equipment Yellow Coolant comes in premixed one gallon bottles and is formulated for any vehicle as it is a universal coolant. Mishimoto yellow coolant Meets ASTM D3306, D6210, D4985, BS6580, and KS K2234 performance standards.
Mishimoto also offers 2 variations of propylene glycol-based coolants.
REMINDER: Ethylene glycol-based coolant and propylene glycol-based coolants cannot be mixed together!
Regularly check your coolant level and condition. If the level is low, top it off with the appropriate coolant mixture. If the coolant looks dirty or discolored, it may be time to flush and replace it.
How to Use Mishimoto Coolant:
TOP OFF: Wait for the engine to cool down sufficiently before servicing the coolant system. Remove the radiator, reservoir, and/or overflow tank cap. Fill the radiator/reservoir/overflow to the appropriate full indicator line. Do not add water. Check the owner’s manual for any other recommendations for appropriate filling/bleeding of the cooling system.
DRAIN/FLUSH/FILL: Do not remove the radiator cap if hot. Check your vehicle’s service manual for flushing and filling directions. If you’ve lost your manual somewhere in your glove box, here are some general directions that apply to most vehicles.
- Check the cooling system for leaks, loose connections, or worn parts.
- Remove the radiator cap, open the radiator and engine block drains, and flush the system with clean water.
- Close radiator and engine block drains when all water has drained out of the system.
- Fill the system with Mishimoto Engine Coolant, and DO NOT ADD WATER. Make sure that the level is slightly lower than the filler neck.
- Set the heater on high and run the engine until it reaches normal temperature, then idle the engine for an additional 10–15 minutes. The thermostat will open to release trapped air. If necessary, top off the radiator with more Mishimoto Engine Coolant.
- Replace the radiator cap and check for leaks.
Never drink antifreeze/coolant solution.
How Coolant Works
Engine coolant, also known as antifreeze, plays a crucial role in maintaining the proper temperature of your vehicle’s engine. It works through a combination of physical and chemical processes. Here’s how coolant works in a typical internal combustion engine:
- Absorbing Heat: The engine generates a significant amount of heat during combustion. Coolant circulates through the engine’s cooling system, absorbing this heat from various components, including the engine block and cylinder head.
- Circulation: The hot coolant flows out of the engine and into the radiator, which is a heat exchanger located at the front of the vehicle. In the radiator, the hot coolant transfers heat into the tubes and fins of the radiator, which then transfers that heat to the surrounding air.
- Cooling: As the coolant releases heat in the radiator, it cools down and can absorb heat again. The coolant then circulates back to the engine to absorb more heat. This continuous cycle helps regulate the engine’s temperature and prevents it from overheating.
- Antifreeze Properties: Engine coolant contains antifreeze additives, such as ethylene glycol or propylene glycol, which lower the freezing point of the liquid and raise its boiling point. This is crucial for preventing the coolant from freezing in cold temperatures and boiling over in hot conditions. It also protects the engine from potential damage due to extreme temperature fluctuations.
- Pressure: Because the cooling system is sealed, the coolant cannot expand as it absorbs heat. This creates pressure in the cooling system, further raising the coolant’s boiling point and improving its ability to absorb heat. This is why it’s important to ensure your radiator cap is functioning correctly and there are no leaks in the system to ensure proper cooling system pressure.
- Protection Against Corrosion: Coolant also contains corrosion inhibitors that protect the various metal components of the cooling system from rust and corrosion. This helps extend the life of the engine and cooling system.