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If you did not put the required coolant in, you need to drain the coolant and put the correct coolant in.
You are supposed to test your coolant ever so many miles. I just tested mine at 30k and it was fine.
I believe one of the tests checks for nitrates (as mentioned by the other poster) the new coolants has nitrates, so if you put a coolant in with nitrates, it will show up as contaminated and need to be replaced.
If you're unsure if it's contaminated, you can test it. The test strips are cheap, or my dealer charged $35 to test it earlier this week. It sounds like you know you messed up so you may want to save the hassle and replace it with the correct coolant.
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