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My daughters 95 4 cyl camry engine oil dip stick doesn't seem to fit in nice an tight. Are they supposed to have an o ring? This one doesn't. We bought it used and don't know how it was originally. Also, is it supposed to have extended life antifreeze?? It has the old green stuff. Anyone know the type of antifreeze installed by the factory?? Will Dexicool be a better option??? (If i flush out the old?):confused
 

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Yes there should be a gasket type seal for the dipstick so that it doesn't move when place properly.


As for the Coolant; OEM toyota coolant is RED. it is the extended service type. Changing to that will allow for a extended period before the next flush.
 

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Kans_Geo said:
vince,
Is that an O ring? Also, is the toyota red the same as the dexicool in gm vehicles?



Thanks
my 4 cyl camry gen3 has green coolant as well, i thought only the toyota aluminum engine use red coolant, for proper aluminum corrosion protection.
mine is iron block, i've only seen green coolant on those engines.
 

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bronzemaxell,

I found this since my last post:

http://www.nbc4.tv/team4reports/2369813/detail.html

I switched a 94 suburban to dexicool. I think I may switch back to the green on it aaafter reading that article. Did you own the gen3 when it was new? If so, was the coolant green when you bought it? I think some of the cast Iron blocks do have aluminum on them (intake). May be better to switch to Toyota red?
 

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Kans_Geo said:
bronzemaxell,

I found this since my last post:

http://www.nbc4.tv/team4reports/2369813/detail.html

I switched a 94 suburban to dexicool. I think I may switch back to the green on it aaafter reading that article. Did you own the gen3 when it was new? If so, was the coolant green when you bought it? I think some of the cast Iron blocks do have aluminum on them (intake). May be better to switch to Toyota red?
mine is a 93 4cyl 5sp, bought it very used at 190k miles, 2 yrs ago, now it is 228k, still going, no overheat problem, flushed coolant once, the coolant was green when i bought it used, and still green now.
i do have 99 v6 and 03 4cyl, bought them new, they are red and pink, my 94 v6 coolant color is gold.
i have no knowledge of dexicool, but i normally goto toyota parts department, and give them my model and year, then they give me a gallon of coolant.
 
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