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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:10 am 
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After flushing the cooling system on a EF faclon, how much concentrated coolant should I use from a 5ltr bottle??

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:55 am 
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however much you need to make 15 litres

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:56 am 
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mmm ok, ive never put coolant in my car before, the mecs did it.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:59 am 
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well you might need 5 litres of concentrate to make up the 15 litres. just read the pack and it will tell you how much concentrate you need

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:01 am 
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what goes in first? the coolant or the water? sorry for the dumb questions but if u dont ask ya dont learn i guess. also ive been reading that people only use demineralised water, do you really have to do this??? seems like a pain in the a***,

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:03 am 
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i just chuck the coolant in first and add demineralised water after. dont like taking risks with the cooling system... dont worry they aint dumb questions, i asked them too at some point

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:04 am 
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demineralised water it is then, where can u get it from? they sell it at auto stores? supermarkets??

 

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auto shops will have it. ive been let down by supermarkets before lol, just pop into supercheap or repco and grab some bottles. oh yeh and always grab a few extra litres, never know what may happen when changing coolant...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:07 am 
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Awsome, Thanks mate

 

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no worries, hope its pain free, unlike my first time lol

 

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I last question, My EF should take 15ltrs of water yes?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:22 am 
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yeh the cooling system capacity should be 15 litres. check your user manual to be sure..

 

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ahhh kezz ur a champion! thanks mate

 

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good bit of reading :p im wanting to do this to both my XR6 and XR8...good stuff...5Lts coolant should be round wat $30 ?

 

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Big Kev wrote:
5Lts coolant should be round wat $30 ?

Yep, I use Nulon Long Life Coolant which was about $35 for 5 litres..

 

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