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Why is my exhaust leaking antifreeze?

I have a 2001 Honda Accord and I just noticed what appears to be antifreeze dripping from a part of the exhaust system. I did not see any leaks around the radiator. I'm not even really sure what the ...
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What will happen to a Nissan if it was refilled with antifreeze meant for an Audi?

My friend had to replace the radiator in her Nissan Rogue and bought "blue" antifreeze as specified by her mechanic. After the job was done and she'd been driving for a few days, she went ...
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Antifreeze in engine oil

I accidentally put antifreeze in the engine oil, a complete moment of stupidity, but I poured about 50ml (definitely not more than 100ml) do you think it would be okay as it’s such a little amount? Or ...
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Antifreeze poured in instead of oil at oil change

Poured a gallon of antifreeze in oil input top of the engine after draining the oil. Did not start engine. Left open to dry out. A friend needing money did this, but I put the 50/50 next to a quart of ...
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Can salt water be used in place of antifreeze?

The key feature of antifreeze--as the name implies--is that it doesn't freeze. When I was a kid, my Dad used to use just plain water in the radiator of his 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass during the summer. ...
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Record -0° temp in Arkansas and my '10 Jeep Grand Cherokee is overheating plus heater stopped working

I had a good amount of 50/50 AF but when the temp dropped to record low of -0° my heater gradually went out over several days. I added a little concentrated AF and next day it overheated. Should I ...
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Does anyone know what this container is?

So I let my truck sit for a little over the winter and hopped in it to drive the other day and noticed that it was leaking anti-freeze. I pin pointed the drip to this area and I think it is coming ...
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Can I add 50/50 to plain water

First don’t make fun of me! My car has plain water in it now and I just changed the thermostat. I can’t change the fluid on my own. Is it okay to top it off with 50/60 antifreeze even though the car ...
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Transmission fluid and coolant intermixed in transmission and cooling system. How thoroughly do I need to flush them? Recommended flush technique?

So my 2004 Dodge Neon's transmission cooler failed. (Neons are notorious for this.) This caused transmission fluid and coolant to mix together, both in the automatic transmission and in the cooling ...
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Buying the correct antifreeze type for my engine

I'm looking to flush and re-fill my cooling system, and I'm struggling to work out exactly what type of coolant I need to buy. My maintenance book says I need 'Ethylene glycol-based antifreeze with a ...
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Does antifreeze color matter?

I have a 2013 Kia Rio with an antifreeze that I don't know the formulation or brand, only that it is light green coloured, and wanted to change it. Do I need to buy a light green color too or can I ...
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Would wrong antifreeze affect your truck if not driving it?

It is cold, below freezing today and my husband wants the truck in the garage. If we aren't driving truck on the cold day, does it matter? He thinks the antifreeze may not have been strong enough for ...
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What happens if I drive without antifreeze in my car for a long time?

Hello so i have a very specific question. I was driving without antifreeze in my car for 3 months. The antifreeze low light turned on in june and i just tought it was broken and i drove like that till ...
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Can I use a lower ratio of coolant to water in a hot climate? (N. Texas)

I'm looking at a fluid flush for my 2010 Nissan Altima. I want to ask if there are concerns or benefits to using a lower coolant ratio. I travel to Kansas for the holidays, where it's quite a bit ...
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Leaking antifreeze

So I had a leak from my upper radiator hose last week. Replace it right away then yesterday it started to leak from the bottom one. Replace that one and now it is leaking antifreeze some where else.
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Poured Antifreeze Coolant into radiator without diluting. Any issues? How to remedy it

There was smoke from the radiator while driving, and after googling, realized that i might need to add coolant fluid. Last night, I bought a can of antifreeze coolant and filed the radiator and spare ...
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Chrysler Sebring '09 overheating

It started off sucking in too much antifreeze but not overheating. Now the meter quickly rises to hot especially while idling. Sometimes it sucks in all of the antifreeze in one day and sometimes the ...
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Which of the two scales is the "right one" on the antifreeze tester?

I've bought an antifreeze tester yesterday, and the scale on the floater is divided as follows: the upper half is for methanol-based antifreeze, the lower half is for the ethylene glycol-based one (...
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How long will it take for my heat to work after refilling antifreeze?

Two days ago the heat in our 2011 Jeep Liberty was working fine. Yesterday my wife said the heat wasn't working, it was blowing air but it wasn't warm. I looked online and it was suggested that the ...
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Did the shop use the wrong coolant in my car?

02 Honda Civic EP3/SiR I noticed the coolant was a bit low, asked the shop to top it up while it was in the other day. The manual indicates to use Honda Coolant/Anti-Freeze Type 2 part # OL999-9011 ...
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