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Idler pully went away and car overheated now I need to drop water and replace with antifreeze,what is the best way to achive this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ok, its time for a radiator flush. there is major sludge in the internals of this radiator. Make sure the thermostat is in the correct position as well. I've seen many cars come into my shop with the thermostat inserted backwards.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: engine overheating
The coolant flush on radiator doesn't do any good. Since you have changed all the key components and still gotten overheated, then the root cause of the problem is the radiator. It got clogged up in small tubes blocking coolant flow. No matter how good the water pump is working but the radiator got clogged up, coolant is not circulating therefore the heat from the engine can't be dissipated to the radiator. Replace your radiator, don't even think about rebuild it. It has been used for 11 years. Make sure to have the correct coolant/water ratio to keep radiator life for years. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks, it was the radiator afterall. They claim hose was attached too tight; caused it to chip. I think I was taken for a ride by AAMCO & Valvoline."
The best way to diagnose this is with the hood up and the vehicle running. The possible places for leaks are:
1.The upper or lower radiator hoses. The hoses themselves or at either end where they connect.
2.The radiator, especially on the plastic ends which are prone to small cracks in this age of vehicle.
3. The water pump itself which is equipped with a small "weep hole" that will allow coolant to drip from the pump when it is bad. The weep hole is usually located on the underside of the pump, but on some vehicles it may be on the top side of the pump.
The fact that you have a big puddle after 5 minutes will actually make it easier to find than it might otherwise be. I hope this is helpful.
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you very much. I know very little about cars but you made it so i could understand. Again, thank you very much man! "
Audi cars use a special coolant called G12. It's not compatible with the typical green coolants you'll find at an auto parts store. You'll need to buy it at an Audi or VW dealership, or you can order it from www.germanautoparts.com, www.ecstuning.com, www.blauparts.com, or www.purems.com (I've bought from all four of these companies, and they're all top-notch). It's not terribly expensive, although it does run more than a typical coolant (I paid about $20 for a gallon of it at a dealership a few months ago).
FYI, the power steering fluid and the brake fluid in an Audi are also proprietary fluids, so if you go to order coolant, you may want to order a bottle of each of those as well to keep on hand.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
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