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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:29 pm 
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If dont hav any coolant is it better to use distilled water than normal water or wot and is it olrite to fill it up with straight coolant
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:34 pm 
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yes you can use distiled water but only for a short time.and it is not wise to run straight coolent
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:41 pm 
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i use distelled water and redline water wetter
best s**t imo cant get teh f**k car hot at all!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:44 pm 
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wtf is redline water. So ur sayn to put an even amount of coolant and disilled water is dat da bestway or wot im confused need opinions cause i want to be able to keep my temperature cool
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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:20 pm 
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Buy some coolant and follow the instructions on the bottle

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:34 pm 
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noisuf wrote:
Buy some coolant and follow the instructions on the bottle


very well put,couldn't agree more.

if it's done right you don't need adatives at all.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:36 pm 
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noisuf wrote:
Buy some coolant and follow the instructions on the bottle


Step 1 - Learn to read.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:38 pm 
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dont scimp out on coolant ever. I know now as I see all the corrosion on my cylinder heads water jackets. :(

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:32 pm 
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wots a goood coolant brand
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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:56 am 
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russo1 wrote:
wtf is redline water.


redline water wetter tis a awesome coolant :)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:58 pm 
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smiley235 wrote:
dont scimp out on coolant ever. I know now as I see all the corrosion on my cylinder heads water jackets. :(

Thats from ppl not changing the coolant, goes acidic, like Frank says, use distilled water and water wetter, magic stuff.
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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:36 am 
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where do i get it from? how much? n how do i drain the existing s**t out of the radiator sum tell me plz
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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:36 am 
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where do i get it from? how much? n how do i drain the existing s**t out of the radiator sum tell me plz
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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:47 am 
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what kinda car you got? just pull the lower radiator hose (its the hose near the radiator, running near the power steering pump) let it drain out, jam a hose in the thermostat housing and overflow tank, till it runs clear. reconnect everything, put new coolant and distilled water in. then run your car with the heat on max for 10 mins without the overflow cap on to get the airout at 2000 rpm. recheck, top up and done. thats the way i do it and it works a charm...

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:53 am 
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got my water wetter from auto1, its about 29 bucks for a little bottle, does about 15L. enough for the whole system, then get about 12L of distilled water if your doin a full flush, the difference should be fine, cause there is ususally a bit of water left that you cant really get out.

drop the bottom rad hose, and thermostat housing. (manual says flush thu heater hose, but thats a C***)

get the garden hose and flush though the radiator, flush down thru block thru thermostat housing, leave the heater tap open before this, and flush the smaller hole in bottom of thermostat housing to.

if ya want put it all back togeather and run briefly on that to get it flowing, then drop it and give it a final flush. then ad the water wetter and the distilled water. leave the cap off while it warms up to bleed the air out (leave it till thermostat opens)


just a note for those not thinking, dont drop the coolant hot and ad cold water, its a resipie for a warped head

 

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