Questions tagged [coolant]

An alcohol based fluid that is miscible in water and used to remove heat from the engine. Also see [tag:cooling-system] for related components such as the radiator and water-pump.

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Possible overheat

I have a 2011 Nissan X-Trail, 2.0 Turbo Diesel. Couple of days ago, we had a heat wave 39C / 102F. Normally the temp gauge gets close to the vertical axis of the cluster, so not really in vertical ...
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2014 Ford Escape - High engine temperature on start

It was a hot day today - around 90f, and the car was parked outside. As we were getting ready to leave, I did the remote start. We get in the car about 5 minutes later. Right As I’m about to start the ...
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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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Engine coolant help

Hey I had water on expansion tank as ran out for coolant I have add pre mixed coolant and it sunk to the bottom and is separated from the water that was already existing in the expansion tank is ...
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Is it safe to flush it?

I've got a 1989 Chevy Cavalier sedan. 78,000 k. Previous owner let it sit for 7 years. I've drained and replaced the oil, fuel filter, hoses and such. But my coolant tank is completely encrusted in ...
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02 Honda civic LX 1.7-1.8 not sure. oil is leaking into coolant/radiator

so my wifes car had ran into some issues about 4 days ago when her car quit on her while driving from our sons school. she said that the oil light had came on moments before the car gave out and shut ...
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Can I use 3/4“ or 5/8” heater hose instead of 18 mm?

I have a '94 Honda VFR and two of the coolant hoses are 18 mm ID. 18 mm is a very unusual ID, and it would be easier to for me to go to the auto parts store and get a size they have in stock, which ...
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How much coolant needs to be added to radiator?

I drive a 2001 Buick Century. It has had some coolant problems/leaks on and off. My father in law was helping me with the car, and he told me that the radiator must be filled to the tippy top up to ...
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Honda Accord 03-07 CDTi leaking coolant, no drips, no steam, no mayo

My car is a UK Diesel Honda Accord 2.2 CDTi So I've had a problem with my car for about a week, it started overheating and not accelerating when I put my foot down on the accelerator (losing power) ...
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How to flush a cooling system after head gasket failure?

I recently replaced the head gasket in my Renault K9K (700) 1.5 DCi, due to a cylinder/cooling system type failure. As such, the cooling system is full of partially burned diesel. Despite having ...
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Engine coolant changed colour

Hi I have a corsa and when I put in engine coolant it was bright pink now it looks clear should I change it
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Coolant level fluctuation

2011 Nissan Xtrail, 2L diesel, 160.000 km. I noticed that while driving, coolant level drops below minimum mark. If i let the engine cool down, level rises to the same mark, almost to max. What ...
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Possible coolant leak?

Over the course of the last 6000km on my FZ8 motorcycle I have noticed a small coolant level drop. I estimated the volume has dropped about 100cc. My motorcycle engine has reached 18.000km ...
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1998 Honda Civic LX coolant spillage after running AC

I ran my car yesterday for about 4 hours and there were no issues. Upon going out to my car this morning, I notice a leak of some sort coming from underneath my car. So I touched it and sniffed, sure ...
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97 Mazda protege coolant boiling over

Why does my coolant reservoir boil over after I shut off the engine? Temp gauge doesn't move while I'm driving. I just replaced the radiator cap. It's better now, but still boils over. I see one fan ...
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Can antifreeze damage exterior paint?

For some background, I was driving my 2010 Mustang behind a pickup truck and all of a sudden there was a TON of smoke and liquid on my windshield/hood. I was lucky to not crash. My best guess is his ...
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Engine coolant not hot

Recently bought a 85 bronco ll with a 2.8 motor. Engine coolant won't reach normal temp. Changed the thermostat, flushed and refilled coolant, but still had the same problem. Replaced radiator cap, ...
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Ford water in engine

So the air filter has holes in the bottom of it and sucked up water into the air intake. The water mixed with the oil and caused the engine to start burning coolant. Ive drained the 97 ford ...
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BMW X3 2012 28i (F25) Coolant Leak

I have a 2012 BMW X3 28i with about 68,000 miles (109,000 km) on it. I received an alert that my coolant was low last week. I immediately went out and bought coolant and filled the coolant reservoir. ...
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Exhaust in the Coolant 2000 Honda Civic EX

I know the 'go to' answer for this is the head gasket. But: the mechanic just did an engine overhaul and same problem persists. Allow me to explain. In November 2018 mechanic did work and replaced ...
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Mechanics left the cap off my radiator. Can this cause proven damaged to my engine?

I had a service done on my car I drove my car home (40 min drive) and noticed the heating wasn't working. I checked under the bonnet the next day and there was no liquid in the radiator reservoir and ...
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2006 chevy equinox overheating

My 2006 chevy equinox was overheating, temp gauge fluctuated up and down, and blower was not working at all. Also fans would come on and stay on for about 5 minutes after ignition was turned off. I ...
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Radiator Flush Mazda 3 2010 - 100,000 miles

I'm working on flushing the radiator on my 2010 Mazda 3 at 10,000 miles. Am I correct to assume an appropriate process is to iterative by filling and drain the system with distilled/de-mineralized ...
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It's 18° I have zero fluid in my radiator I have one gallon fr eze it says do no add water of fluids what do I do

Dodge ram 1500 2001 5.9 l what do I do surely my system requires more fluid water etc ..
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Coolant temp. is normal, no leak, but heater core unit gets very hot

Vehicle: 2005 Mazad3 Hatchback (1.5 L) 4AT Issue: The heater core unit beneath the dash unit gets very hot after around 15 mins drive (AC is turned off) While the coolant temp. gauge shows not ...
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99 Alero overheated due to low coolant, coolant light stays on after filling coolant

I was driving my 99 Alero and it started to overheat quickly like went from normal temp to red line in about 90 seconds. I shut the heat off and it dropped back down. Then the coolant light went on. I ...
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Burning Rubber Smell

I have a 2015 Chevy Trax. Recently I have noticed that when the car is idling it smells like burning rubber and will only happen after about 10 mins of driving. Living in northern Ontario I warm my ...
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Re-filling the coolant - Susuki Ritz (Splash)

I have a diesel (DDIS) version of the Suzuki Ritz/Splash. I would like to re-fill the engine coolant, as it has been topped-up for a long time now, and might be mostly water than actual coolant right ...
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Mixing same color coolant from different brands

My toyota car has toyota pink color long life coolant. And I have topup it with Seiken Hyper long life coolant (pink) since I couldnt find the toyota one. Will it be ok? Both coolant has Ethyl glycol ...
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Car engine coolant system (radiator cap) air

I have only one question! So what I've heard, it's bad to have air left in the coolant system! So my question is, can air get inside the coolant system if I just take off the radiator cap to check ...
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Oil still in coolant 99 Accord

Took my car to a shop and I honestly don't think they are the best even though they seemed like they knew what they were talking about. Long story short they did a head gasket repair, replaced the ...
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Why would a coolant reservoir be full to the top when the engine is cold?

I’ve got a 2004 Honda Civic DX that has been acting up lately. It started with the inside of the car started blowing cold air when driving at low speeds or in park, and I thought it was maybe the ...
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Cyclinder 2 misfire error code - 11 Dodge Journey 3.6L V6

2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 2wd 3.6L V6 100k miles Check Engine Light on, first read Low Voltage replaced Battery Check Engine Light came back on, 2nd read Cylinder 2 misfire, & Thermostat ...
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oil is mixing into coolant water

i have an opel astra twintop 1.6 2009. oil is mixing into coolant system. there is oil in expantion tank. almost all the oil goes into expantion tank. Can you show me the way how to solve it? we ...
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Full coolant expansion reservoir when cool but low in the radiator

My 98 buick century limited has a overfull coolant expansion reservoir when it's cool but the radiator light is on and the radiator is low on fluid. I'll fill the radiator, light goes off, drive it a ...
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Low coolant level and high engine oil in VW

I have a 1.5 year old (mileage ~7000km) Volkswagen Vento with 1.6 MPI Petrol engine. Recently I noticed that my coolant level was below minimum and my engine oil level was higher than the max on the ...
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Just had engine rebuilt, since that i had to replace fuel pump, now heater is blowing and no hot air. Could this be due to the rebuild done?

i just had an engine rebuild and since have had several minor but potentially expensive issues. Can a heater be affected by an engine rebuild? I picked it up 3 weeks ago and was informed that if my ...
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radiator removed – is it still possible to flush system?

I'm replacing radiator and a/c condenser on my car. After hitting a deer, they both bent inward and most of the coolant leaked out of the car. I got both of them off the car and realized I forgot to ...
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89 Hiace, Coolant full but when I open the radiator cap its empty? Is this normal?

recently bought a 1989 hiace an im worried if it is overheating. Check coolant level and it is perfect, but when the radiator cap is opened it is dry inside. Very little driving experience. Is this ...
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2003 Honda Overheating issue

Okay...I have read all other posts and while some are exactly what I am experiencing it is slightly different. My car will overheat after 30 plus minutes on the freeway. I can turn the heater on and ...
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Liquid noise after opening coolant cap while warm

Today I got the message the coolant level is low, checked when cold, it was below the minimum. I made the mistake of partially opening the coolant cap while engine temp was halfway to its operating ...
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What makes this coolant brownish looking?

When removing the radiaor cap I beleive the coolant should be a clear colour, in my case a clear pink colour. However looking under the radiator cap, as you can see in the picture, I can see a kind ...
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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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Just noticed my coolant is a bit low. Could this have caused any damage?

02 Civic SiR. I just noticed the coolant is about an inch below the "low" mark on the reservoir. There are no operational problems, runs normally, doesn't overheat. Is this low enough to have ...
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No heat in my car

My front windshield would fog up from time to time whenever I left the car which says that there's water causing moisture somewhere, I also had to put quite a bit of coolant in with in a few months ...
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Coolant Level Drop

I have a 2013 VW CC 2.0 TSI. I have noticed a slight and continuous drop in the Coolant Level within the expansion tank, unfortunately no trace is found on the floor. I happened to go underneath the ...
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Distilled or deionized water for Audi G13 coolant?

The back of the Audi G13 coolant concentrate bottle I have specifies "use with distilled water ONLY", is it OK to use deionized water instead, or any other kind of water? I’ve read a great deal of ...
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Coolant Overflow

So my dad and I replaced the thermostat, outlet housing, and radiator within the past month (all went bad at once) So ever since replacing the system, we have been noticing that as we put coolant in ...
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What is the safest approach to deciding what coolant to use when you have no spec?

On a modern automotive engine, if the system is flushed with water, is it safe to use regular non-OAT ethylene glycol coolant and then continue to replace it at the defined interval (2 years for ...
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Why Vw tdi taureg losing coolant quickly?

After 5 years VW taureg tdi needs coolant added in 4 weeks and car functions fine with no signs of leakage, why?