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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:49 pm 
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and yes 15L.

even when i flush mine only ever manage to get 12L in max tho :\

and yes, deminerialised water.

supermarkets will sell it, for all the ladies here, you put it in irons ;)

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:58 pm 
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different brands of coolant are different concentrates, the most common is that for 1 part coolant you need 2 parts water (on comodores it's 1 to 1 ratio but).
I'm seen a Tecktoloy (I can't remember how the bradn is spelt) one that's a 500ml bottle and makes 10L's or something extreme like that but! in other words, read the label on the bottle and it shouuld tell you!
I think thee falcoooon system is around 14litres, i usually tip thee entire 5 L bottlle in and then just add water till full.
Or you can buy pre-mixed, and jjust aadd it till it's fulll.
I use deminerised waterr, it's onlyy like $2.00 for 5L. So I'd grab two of them so that you know you have enough.
Perosnally I run the Repco Colour Changing Coolant (it's a purple/piink colour and changes to yellow when it's old/needss to be changed).

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:49 pm 
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As long as the coolant has corrosion inhibiters distilled water isnt necessary.
Although if your tap water is particulary 'dirty' then it would be a good idea.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:05 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
and yes 15L.

even when i flush mine only ever manage to get 12L in max tho :\

and yes, deminerialised water.

supermarkets will sell it, for all the ladies here, you put it in irons ;)


After u flush the system try dropping the drain bung out of the radiator. You have to remove the bottom splash shield to get to it, but its there...
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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:11 pm 
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twr7cx wrote:
different brands of coolant are different concentrates, the most common is that for 1 part coolant you need 2 parts water (on comodores it's 1 to 1 ratio but).
I'm seen a Tecktoloy (I can't remember how the bradn is spelt) one that's a 500ml bottle and makes 10L's or something extreme like that but! in other words, read the label on the bottle and it shouuld tell you!
I think thee falcoooon system is around 14litres, i usually tip thee entire 5 L bottlle in and then just add water till full.
Or you can buy pre-mixed, and jjust aadd it till it's fulll.
I use deminerised waterr, it's onlyy like $2.00 for 5L. So I'd grab two of them so that you know you have enough.
Perosnally I run the Repco Colour Changing Coolant (it's a purple/piink colour and changes to yellow when it's old/needss to be changed).
cool so putting in the 5ltrs of concentrate then filling the rest with water cant hurt?? that sounds nice and easy :D

 

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Follow the instructions on the bottle. If you make it too strong some coolants can ruin rubber seals. If too weak, will be ineffective.

 

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