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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:45 pm 
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i just can't get the f**k open. i twist it all the way and just pull and pull but the lid won't budge. has this happened to anyone else?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:48 pm 
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lol ... c'mon man, use some muscles!!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:31 pm 
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Turn the cap till it stops, push down, and turn again. Its a two stage cap, dont get caught out :D

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:14 pm 
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i tried that man, several times. i'll try again though just to make certain.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:23 pm 
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aaaanyway, is it really that important to keep using the same coolant brand? i just use shell coolguard s**t, but i doubt that's what my garage used last time it was serviced.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:50 am 
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if you give it a good flush you can change brands. ive heard changing brand could create a chemical reaction if there are diff chemical in the coolant never seen it happen thou and ive changed brands lots but i alway's flush my system when changing coolant anyway

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:54 am 
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funny enough, i added some coolant to the fbt one day n it bubbled up with white foam!
So i flushed the lot out n ran water thru it for a few min, then started from scratch..
Now i just wish i remoced my overflow tank while i was at it as ill have to go thru it all again to swap it! :evil:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:34 am 
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u guys are scaring me

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:40 am 
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Its easy, pull bottom hose off, after taking off 2 10mm bolts that hold fans in, take off thermo housing, uses an o ring, flush from bottom hose so it pours out the top , stick hose in water pump side, till it runs clear from thermo housing, all done, use concerntrate, as water remains in the block, i could only fit in 10 litres.
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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:40 am 
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rockerfella wrote:
u guys are scaring me

Nothing to be worried about, majority of people add coolants to their systems and dont even care the slightest - I didnt on my green car too much..
Now I rather use the one only coz it started to have weird bubbles in it, never seen it do that before!
Its not hard to flush your system so dont stress if its nec.
Remove overflow cap, undo the big hose at the bottom of the radiator n watch it drain out, then try n run flush the last bit out if you feel theres a need, wouldnt be much left in there after its drained. :idea:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:41 am 
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Yep - sound advice from the lads. If you need to change coolant brand/type then make sure you give the system a good flushing until all the colour disappears from the water you're flushing with.

As per daniel's example, even a bad idea with top ups.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:44 am 
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new child proof cap just like the ones on those bloody medicine bottles :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:49 am 
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Daniel wrote:
rockerfella wrote:
u guys are scaring me

Nothing to be worried about, majority of people add coolants to their systems and dont even care the slightest - I didnt on my green car too much..
Now I rather use the one only coz it started to have weird bubbles in it, never seen it do that before!
Its not hard to flush your system so dont stress if its nec.
Remove overflow cap, undo the big hose at the bottom of the radiator n watch it drain out, then try n run flush the last bit out if you feel theres a need, wouldnt be much left in there after its drained. :idea:


Alkaline treatments are really good, so ive found. Just ran one thru on the weekend after installing new radiator. Just add the flush, fill the system with water and let her idle for 20mins or so (best to read directions on bottle). But then gotta make sure you flush the flush out REAL good coz its nasty stuff.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:45 pm 
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Warlock wrote:
if you give it a good flush you can change brands. ive heard changing brand could create a chemical reaction if there are diff chemical in the coolant
yup u are right there adding diff brands of coolant together creates a chemical reation and makes the water a wierd brown colour it is nto good at all!

ohh f**k off the coolant add distelled water and a bottle red line watter wetter!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:09 pm 
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You saying I figured it out? You hadnt undone the second stage? :D

 

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