Looking for a bit of advice please.
Having had a gently leaking radiator for a while now I decided to get the original recored. In doing so I looked at all the hoses and was surprised just how cracked and likely to burst some of them are(they are 6 years old). I was particularly surprised at how much the top hose from thermostat to rad has bulged. I wonder if my rad wasn't allowing water to pass as freely through it as it should and so the top hose was under quite a bit of pressure? I'm replacing with Silicone hoses.
The question I have is that having looked at the forums it seemed that Toyota's 4life coolant option looks like a good one - a complete mixture that includes corrosion inhibitors and I think I read somewhere that it changes from red to Orange once it's been in contact with hydrocarbons and therefore a good warning that the head gasket is starting to go...
I went to a Toyota dealer to get this 4life coolant and what the bloke told me was the equivalent now is 'long life coolant', which I bought.
Is anyone in a position to tell me whether this is the equavalent to 4life (the bloke was hardly convincing) and it is the right thing to use?
The prep for the trip to Le Mans is nearly complete!