Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Mazda Tribute

Can you find somewhere to buy engine coolant other than the dealer for your 2001 Mazda tribute that works just the same if not better?

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August 19, 2008 6:34AM

Nope ... it's a "gotcha" thing. VW does the same thing ... in both cases, they use a proprietary formula to create specific ingredients that are quite different from normal anti-freeze commercially available. They claim the use of any other type of liquid in the coolant system will do considerable damage ... I don't think anyone wants to find out yet if that is really true ... maybe you do and will report back to us here.