If for whatever reason your eyes aren't already bleeding from this reply and you have any other questions, feel free to let me know and I'd be more than happy to elaborate or help further. Regular, store-bought antifreeze often has chemicals in it that can wear down gaskets and other parts in your system. Run the car until the cooling fan comes on. If you need to top it off in the future, use distilled water. Over time, weak or contaminated coolant incorrect pH can cause serious engine problems i.
Start the car and air bleed the cooling system as outlined in the factory manual. Not so obvious is lime and scale deposits that begin to build-up in the radiator core, restricting coolant flow and causing the engine to run hotter especially in summer and warmer climates. Reinstall the coolant tank hose s. It has been noted that due to time constraints, inconvenience, and profit, many individuals, mechanics, and repair shops do not take the extra time needed to thoroughly flush the entire cooling system. I've read on here that relieving the pressure can reset the level? However, let's just go ahead and stick to hard facts and logic so you can form your own opinion. One on the drivers side and one on the passenger side of the oil pan. Thanks in advance for any help peeps.
This molecular film formulation guarantees great heat transition. When mixed in the recommended ratio with distilled or demineralized water, its chemical inhibitors protect engine coolant passages, radiator, water pump, and cooling system pipes from corrosion damage. If your fluids are not compatible or if you are not sure, get your cooling system completely flushed. Thanks in advance for any help peeps. Forum Jump Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post s.
Read the warnings on the coolant coolant bottle regarding improper use being harmful or fatal. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Then fill it with water and drain the entire thing again. . Shake it vigourously for about 25 seconds, then let it sit for 3 minutes then look at it. Tap water varies in pH, mineral, and chemical content and depending on these factors can adversely affect your new coolant and the cooling system. I mean yeah it wouldn't hurt anything in that situation.
Now I have a dilemna, the 'expert' at Halfords has sold me G30 coolant manual was at home but the manual says it should be G12 or G13. Prices, specifications, manufacturers, availability, and special offers are subject to change without notice. Checked the manual, which calls for G12 plus-plus or G12 plus coolant. Draining alone can leave as much as 30 to 50% of the old coolant in the engine block. That gel resulting from incompatible coolants mixed can clog things and may cause engine damage.
Volkswagen recommends you flush your engine every four years or 40,000 miles. Now, here is where people have to form their own opinion on what they think would be worth it for them, as putting generic coolant in your car instead of G13 won't break your vehicle or cause it serious mechanical harm, but has been proven to, on average, slow deterioration in general see quote from Bentley Manual above. If you are seeing just one uniform liquid with nothing floating at the top or sinking at the bottom, your fluids are compatible. In fact, G13 can be mixed with G12 Plus Plus, G12 Plus, G12 and G11. So there is a difference in manufacture, but it may not matter in actual use, and the final product may be identical.
Happened to me after about 6k miles. To drain the heater core you'll need to remove the hose on the coolant flange or transfer pipe located on the back side of the engine. Latest 'extended life' coolant vs older 'long-life. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. If your coolant is green or brown in color, thoroughly flush your cooling system immediately! All aftermarket cooling system additives, or stop leak products that may have been added to the cooling system past or present should be completely flushed! The procedure generally involves draining the system, refilling and circulating with distilled water, draining again, then refilling with coolant once drained water is clear and free of sediment. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. We feel that changing your fluids is one of the most important preventive maintenance routines.
Checked mine last weekend and was well below min marker, only worry is the low coolant warning didn't trigger? To drain the heater core you'll need to remove the hose on the coolant flange or transfer pipe located on the back side of the engine. This hose connects to the steel tubing that runs along side the engine block to the back of the engine. To learn more, see our. Tap water varies in pH, mineral, and chemical content and depending on these factors can adversely affect your new coolant and the cooling system. I didn't really find much definitive on the intertubez, so I thought I'd ask here.