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It is supposed to get down to 30 below here tonight, so I thought it best that I check the coolant in the car since it's sitting in an unheated garage. I used a standard coolant tester that said it was good down to 30 below. The coolant had a brownish green color, and I know that these are supposed to have a special coolant, so is that the right color?

Will that be an accurate reading with the difference in coolant types?

Another thing, there is a "pod" on the right side of the console in the passenger footwell. What is that?

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If you are unsure of what coolant type is in the car, a flush and replacement with Zerex G05 or the MB Coolant is the best bet.

Could you describe the 'pod' or snap a picture?

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Pod pic

There's a picture of the console which includes the pod in my gallery. I still haven't got myself to the point where I can get the pictures in my messages yet.
 

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Have you changed the coolant since you own the car? If you are not sure whether the correct coolant is in the car, I would recommend a flush and change. To me, the color you describe, doesn't sound right. Have you done a forum search? If you aren't sure how, re visit the 'Welcome to the Forum' sticky.
 

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All to confuse us, no doubt. Pun aside, none of the MB or Zerex G - 05 coolants I have seen over here so far have been green or blue. I hope it's just an Aussie / NZ thing though. The color used to be the easy way to tell which was the good stuff.
 
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