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Re: how to swap r-12 to 134
First thing you need to do is find someplace that will recover the old R-12 and vacume the system, vacuming the system is not that important as i have done some with no problem but recovering the old R-12 is ( E.P.A.), than after that you can go to wal-mart and buy the kit witch has everything you need to charge it to the new 134.
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Move your badass w-body (a.k.a. Pontiac Grand Prix) to a level area and set the parking brake. Pop the hood and touch the radiator. If it's warm let it cool before you continue.
Twist the radiator cap one full turn (Remember to be careful because even when radiators are cool they can still erupt coolant)
Place any type of container (bucket [but has to be able to hold 2 gallons]) underneath the radiator and blow the drain plug. (The drain plug on your Grand Prix is on the driver's side bottom of the radiator facing the engine.)
Loosen the drain plug and let the old coolant to drain completely. (You may need a wrench to loosen the drain plug)
Dispose the old coolant in a sealable container (The coolant is very toxic to people and pets, so you gotta be careful)
Shut the radiator drain plug and fill the radiator with water.
Run car for a little bit and repeat the process again. (Let car cool, and drain water)
Close the drain plug and fill the radiator with fresh coolant until it's about an inch from overflowing. (DO NOT USE ORANGE DEX COOLANT IT IS HARMFUL FOR YOUR HEADGAKETS) You will need 3 gallons of coolant (SE, GT, GT1, GT2, GTP, GTP Comp G.) and 4 for the GXP model. Be sure to check the drain plug for any leakage.
Start your car and turn the heating system to high. Allow the car to keep running until the cooling fan turns on twice. After that happens, switch off the engine and check the coolant level. If it went down, add more coolant. If not, put the radiator cap back on and close the hood.
a Camry PT cruiser? is this an engine swap? wrong forum?
all cars. (try alldata.com) what engine,?
2: remove top rad hose. (goes to thermostat most engines)
3: remove thermostat housing.
put in new , with bleed pin (jiggle) uphill, and wax side to block)
post engine dislplacement
Get the premixed antifreeze inwhich no measuring is involved, just pour it in. if using the old concetrated stuff add 1.6 gallons of coolant then the rest bottled water. Tap water has minerals in it which rot the radiator's core out quicker. The engine oil is 4.5 quarts with filter
It is an easy job to do. Get a clean drain pan to drain the collant in so it can be reused. Drain your radiator and then pull the thermostat neck off and swap your old and new thermostat. Be sure you clean the two surfaces that meet for the gasket or o-ring to seal on. Replace the neck and close your radiator drain and refill with coolant. Start the car and bleed out all the air in the system with the cap off and then top off collant system.
Replace the cooling fan relay in the engine bay. it will be in a black plastic fuse box. If that does not help I would replace the coolant temperature sensor which is usually located on or near the thermostat housing. Be sure that the engine is cold and relieve the pressure by removing the radiator cap. Have a drain pan placed beneath the engine to catch the coolant that spills out. Be ready with the new sensor so you can swap it with the old before too much coolant drains. Top off the cooling system before you drive it. Please rate me on this answer.
Park the Toyota Tundra on a level surface and set the parking brake. Then, with the engine off, touch the radiator to gauge its temperature. If the radiator is still warm, allow it to cool off before you start next step.
Twist the radiator cap one full turn, pause for a few seconds and then fully remove the cap. You want to pause to relieve any internal pressure inside the radiator. Opening a pressurized or hot radiator can cause it to spew hot coolant and burn anyone it comes into contact with.
Position a bucket or tray with a two-gallon capacity underneath the radiator, below the drain plug. To access the drain plug, you may have to remove the plastic engine undercover, which should be on the driver's side of the Toyota Tundra's radiator. Use a socket wrench to open the plug.
Open the drain plug and allow the existing coolant to drain completely into the bucket. Once complete, pour the old coolant into a sealable container for proper disposal.
Put the drain bucket back under the radiator and close the drain plug. Then, fill the radiator with distilled water. Next, open the drain plug to let the water flow into the bucket. Replicate this procedure until the water runs debris free out the radiator.
Replace the radiator drain plug and pour fresh coolant into the radiator until it's within an inch of overflowing. With the Toyota Tundra, you need to use the same coolant that came with the truck. Most likely, it is Toyota Long Life red coolant, but consult the owner's manual to be sure.
Start the engine of the Tundra and turn the heating fan to high. Allow it to run until the cooling fan turns on two separate times.
Switch the Toyato Tundra off and check the coolant level. If it is lower than before, add more coolant. If not, put the radiator cap back on and close the hood.
You will need 2 gallons of coolant for the four-valve Toyota Tundra and 3 gallons of coolant for the six-valve model.
Using tap water from a hose is an alternative to flushing with distilled water, but tap water can leave sediments behind that can damage your coolant system
Because coolant is extremely toxic to people and pets, it's imperative that you dispose of the old coolant properly.
The coolant level sensor is located on the radiator. If you are looking at the engine from the front of the car it will be on the left side. There will some kind of clip holding it in the radiator. Removed the clip and pull the sensor out. You will lose coolant so try to swap it out quick or drain some of the coolant out. Once new sensor is installed, install clip to keep the sensor in place and reconnect the wires to the sensor. Crank the engine and make sure the coolant level is full. This should correct your problem.