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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:54 am 
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The commonwhore has been overheating majorly... i'm too scared to go on the commodore forums, so, i thought i'd ask people that have their heads in the right place :P
Is there anythign other than water that you guys use? Because, water doesnt seem to be doing a very good job, it's dark, so i havnt checked it, but it was fine about 3 weeks ago. The temp gauge was right up on max when driving homw from work today, also when going to get a slurpee tonight..

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:57 am 
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Maybe i can be first :) umm i use tectaloy but u gotta be careful with it from memory as it has a habbit of reacting with other coolants or sumthin so yea, it was only cos mine was drained and flsuh i went to tectaloy
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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:59 am 
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Would it matter if we were just using water? We've never really put anyhtign else in there :|

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:04 am 
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water makes stuff corrode dude....

it should be distilled water at the minimum.....but F**k

Anything with a corrosion inhibitor would be better than water

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:05 am 
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bein a commodre no, if ur really fond of it then yea, if ur happy to put water in there and u have been puttin water in there then i don't see why not!
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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:07 am 
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lol, well, the main thing is, that it's been gettting realyl hot, now, obviously is the engine temp is running hot, then it's gonna screw the engine down the track.. not, i don't like the commodore, but it's a car, and it gets me around... so, i'd rathetr have it, than not have anything at all.
Would using a specific coolant give better engine tempratures?
btw, it's '95 VS w/ 242 000 kms

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:11 am 
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It should i mean it must be green for a reason, although u can get it pink or red aswell. I would go with wat came in the car from new, to be safe as i said b4 nasty things can happen, well i think they can. I know wat ya mean dude i have a falcon and i still hate it, only cos i want a xr6t but yea this old gurl gets me places!
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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:17 am 
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Water boils too when it gets hot, coolant has a boiling point much higher than water

I reckon you're rooting that motor of yours :twisted:

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:20 am 
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it all makes sence now... would explain why it did it on a 31 degree day, it would also explain why the car is always running at about 3/4's high on the temp, even though dad said it was "normal".
How high on the temp are you guys running at? (with cars in the same sort of year)

Also, how much is some coolant going to cost me? and do i have to remove all of the water before i put in the coolant?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:25 am 
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About a quarter up from like the bottom so yer u r gettin a lil hot, i would drop the water, depends of the coolant because tectaloy is like a concentrate so u add a bit then fill er up with water. Umm i been thinkin tectaloy would probably be ok, if u use water it will eat the engine out eventually or it will cook b4 hand.
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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:32 am 
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if you really couldnt be f**k

just go to repco, supercheap and ask them for a pre mixed coolant to suit your car

but yes, you will have to dump the water, and refill the system. Doing it properly and opening the heater etc so u dont get air in the system

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:01 am 
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rightio, well, the power steering is getting serviced next week, i'll get all the coolant and what not done then... in the mean time, i figured out noone was home, drive it into the garage to check water levels... seems it was very low, i added about 2ltrs in there, took it for a drive and the temp has halved! So, that should do me for the next week till i get some proper coolant, but i'll keep an eye, and a few bottles of water handy! :P
Thansk for the advice guys :)

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:14 am 
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Use whatever has been previously used.. Mixing coolant can be very bad.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:34 am 
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Yeah arent the ecotec V6's suppose to be like at 50% concentration for Coolant at least. And you are only running water. You probably need a System flush at least as probably the water isn't circulation properly from all the water and crap

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:49 am 
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just give it a quick flush with the hose and then get a bottle of tectalloy gold it only cost about $20 to $30 for one litre and that will do the whole lot as it is the concentrate one

 

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