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How exactly do i add coolant in my car's radiator??

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Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 20:46
50/50 Just pour a gallon of coolant in and then water. I usually mix it in the just first though. Pour it all in the radiator. Then the reservoir. Then after you run it you might have to add some more to the reservoir.
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Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 20:56
Buy a coolant that is pre-mixed, that is you do not have to do anything except putting it in the radiator cap until it is full or in the reservoir until the mark shown in your manual. Start the engine and let idle for a minute then turn on the heat. Do not turn on the fan. Let idle another 5 minutes. Shut down the engine and let it cool down. When the engine is cold, check your radiator cap again and service if again if required.
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Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 21:28
Leave it alone & don't open the hood. If your having issues with the engine overheating, I suggest you wait to mess with the coolant until you have someone who actually knows what they are doing look at it. Would be stupid if they have to tear into the coolant system after you replaced it. But changing the fluid isn't going to fix that
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Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 23:11
Listen to Humveetech.
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Answer #5 | 20/12 2013 01:39
Humveetech is bang on! And don't listen to the one that said to use tap water....always use distilled water with the cooling system.
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Answer #6 | 20/12 2013 06:34
you fill the radiator clean to the top and you add antifreeze to the reservoir also !
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Answer #7 | 20/12 2013 13:36
sounds like you have a overheating problem, changing the coolant won't help.
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Answer #8 | 20/12 2013 19:34
A flush and coolant replacement is not going to fix an over heat or high heat issue. Only a trained mechanic can do a proper evaluation as to the coolant system. In my view you are going to waste your money and your effort.
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Answer #9 | 21/12 2013 12:27
A flush is preventive maintenance. It's not to fix a problem and it's not going to help. But when you do flush, you need to ignore most of the people in here. You can't drain all the coolant out of the system, so adding 50/50 mix to fill it back up is not going to work. You need to know the capacity of the cooling system. Then you finish flushing it with water till it's clear, drain as much as you can and add 1/2 the system capacity with pure anti-freeze. Then top it off with water. That will give you a proper 50/50 ratio in the system.
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