I wrench, therefore I am!
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Delmar NY, near Albany
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Interesting rhetorical technique. Put words into someone else's mouth, then belittle them for having said what they didn't really say!
Contrary to your assertions, the OM's for the three Toys in my family are very good about specifying generic fluids for oil, P/S, brake and ATF. But not coolant.
I use Supertech oil and ATF, and stock up on Wearever brake fluid and brake cleaner when Advance has its BOGO in January. But I use Toyota red coolant because it is an excellent product which meets the design specs of the vehicle. I would use it if I had to pay $50 per gal. The last two jugs I got for under $12 apiece.
Sometimes "the man" speaks the truth, so I stop, listen and think, rather than reflexively dismissing manufacturer's recommendations. If you want to read flat out untruths about coolant, go to the manufacturer's site for Peak and read what they say about the "old green" stuff they sell. "Universal". "Meets or exceeds all".