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What is the best method to change antifreeze coolant

What is the recomended product and how much do I need

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  • e_shaw Apr 29, 2010

    I just had it serviced and the dealer said it was due to be changed.I thought I would do it myself.The car has done 46000 ks

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    for what?? u don't say

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The coolant is good for 100,000 miles or about 175,000 kilometers, read the owners manual under maintenance interval's.

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    yadayada Apr 30, 2010

    CORRECTION, CHANGE COOLANT AT 160,000 KM

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I would buy it from the dealer (best), you wil need approx 2 gallons.

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I have a 95 BMW 740i V8. When ever i srep on the gas to accelerate faster than gently the car blows alot of white smoke until some seconds after the acceleration ends. The smoke is obviously coming from...


White smoke means a coolant leak, check it and repair before to overheating your engine.

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2001 BMW X5 is leaking coolant and the indicator is reading "check coolant level" where might it be leaking from and will this be expensive to repair?


A ten year old European car is due for a new plastic radiator, so that is the most likely suspect if it has never been replaced. If that is it, the part is about $250 if you buy it on line, or $400 if you buy it at the dealer or through a mechanic shop, plus a couple hours labor.
Realistically, however, if you plan on keeping the car for a long time, or if you let your wife or daughter drive it, you should seriously consider going through the whole cooling system and replacing all the plastic and rubber parts. (all hoses, expansion tank and cap, thermostat, thermostat cover, perhaps the fan clutch, etc) If you don't, that cooling system will be back in your wallet every year for the next 5 years, and the sum of all the repairs will be a lot more than the total bill if you do it all at once.
I drive my BMWs for a quarter-million miles or more, so I accept replacing all the plastic and rubber parts in the cooling system every decade or so as a normal maintenance item. I buy all my parts on line and put them on myself, so it is really not all that expensive for me.
Use BMW branded coolant when you put it back together. You can buy that on line cheaper than getting it from the dealer.

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Antifreeze for 2007 hyundai sonata and how to change


Hello,

For "ordinary" antifreeze, the vehicle manufacturers generally recommend coolant changes every two to three years or 30,000 miles. Others say it's not a bad idea to change the coolant every year for maximum corrosion protection -- especially in vehicles that have aluminum heads, blocks or radiators. But such recommendations may soon be obsolete. Several antifreeze suppliers have just recently introduced "long life" antifreeze formulations that claim to provide protection for four years or 50,000 miles.

General Motors just introduced a new five year, 100,000 mile antifreeze in its 1996 cars and light trucks. The new coolant is called "Dex-Cool" and is dyed orange to distinguish it from ordinary antifreeze (which is green).

The life of the antifreeze depends on it's ability to inhibit corrosion. Silicates, phosphates and/or borates are used as corrosion inhibitors to keep the solution alkaline. As long as the antifreeze remains so, corrosion is held in check and there's no need to change the coolant. But as the corrosion inhibiting chemicals are used up over time, electrolytic corrosion starts to eat away at the metal inside the engine and radiator. Aluminum is especially vulnerable to corrosion and can turn to Swiss cheese rather quickly when conditions are right. Solder bloom can also form in copper\brass radiators causing leaks and restrictions. So changing the coolant periodically as preventative maintenance is a good way to prevent costly repairs.


The basic idea is to change the coolant before the corrosion inhibitors reach dangerously low levels. Following the OEM change recommendations is usually good enough to keep corrosion in check, but it may not always be the case. That's why more frequent changes may be recommended to minimize the risk of corrosion in bimetal engines and aluminum radiators.


One way to find out if it's time to change the antifreeze is to test it. Several suppliers make special antifreeze test strips that react to the pH (alkalinity) of the coolant and change color. If the test strip indicates a marginal or bad condition, the coolant should be changed.

Regardless of the type of antifreeze you use, it should be disposed of properly. In many areas, it is okay to flush used coolant down the toilet (sanitary sewer) as long as the amount does not exceed a few gallons. But it should not be poured down a floor drain or into a storm sewer.
Both types of antifreeze are biodegradable but take some time to break down. Dumping used antifreeze into a storm sewer, ditch, creek or on the ground can contaminate ground water and kill plants and fish. What's more, used antifreeze picks up lead from solder in copper/brass radiators. Lead is a toxic heavy metal that can also cause pollution problems of its own.
Some areas prohibit ANY dumping of used coolant (sanitary or storm sewers). They also may not accept used antifreeze in a sealed container for landfill collection because eventually the container will leak its contents into the ground causing possible ground water contamination.
So how do you get rid of the stuff? You can take it to a local collection center that accepts used antifreeze for disposal or recycling, you can pay to have it disposed of as a hazardous waste (yeah, right) -- or you can take your vehicle to a garage or service facility that has a coolant recycling machine. The latter is the best choice because it eliminates the disposal problem altogether.
Coolant recycling machines work their magic by a variety of means. Some use filtration while others use a distillation process to remove the harmful contaminants from the old antifreeze. Corrosion inhibiting chemicals are then added to restore the coolant's corrosion protection. The auto makers have all approved coolant recycling as an effective means of eliminating coolant disposal problems, and each publishes a list of machines that meet their specifications. Recycled coolant must meet minimum standards of purity before it can be reused.


Reverse flushing is the best way to change the coolant because draining alone can leave as much as 30 to 50% of the old coolant in the engine block. Reverse flushing also helps dislodge deposits and scale which can interfere with good heat transfer.
The concentration of antifreeze in the coolant also needs to be checked prior to the onset of cold weather. A 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water is recommended and will protect against freezing down to -34 degrees F and boilover protection to 263 degrees F.
For maximum protection, up to a 70% mixture of antifreeze can be used for freezing protection to -84 degrees F.

CAUTION: Do not use more than 70% antifreeze, and never run straight water in the cooling system because it offers no corrosion, freezing or boilover protection.

Take care and good luck

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MY 1997 PONTIAC GRAD AM IS OVER HEATING AND I NEED TO NO WHAT THE RIGHT ANTIFREEZE TO PUT IN IT 3.1L V6


The GM recomend using GM Dex-Cool Red Coolant.
The matter of fact is that many consumers has filed out complaints againts GM Dex-Coll Reed Coolant.
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/08/gm_dexcool.html
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/09/dexcool_settle02.html
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We replace it with:
ANY COLOR ANTIFREEZE
ALL MAKES ALL MODELS
of cars and light trucks
add to ANY color antifreeze
PRESTONE.

It's up to you. Ask before, but if you decide to change the type of coolant then:
If your intention is to add coolant only, then you need:
PRESTONE 50/50
PREDILUTED ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT

If your intention is to flush the RADIATOR (Cooling System), then you need:
Mix with
ANY COLOR ANTIFREEZE
ALL MAKES ALL MODELS
of cars and light trucks
add to ANY color antifrezze
PRESTONE
EXTENDED LIFE up to 150000/mile 5 year protection.
On the back you have to read directions:
Step 1 Drain. Step 2 Flush. Step 3 Fill.
Recommended to ad 30% volume distilled water to 70% volume Antifreeze. If you flush the system and rinse with water you must add only 30% water to the antifreeze. There is more water trapped inside the engine compartment, because the thermostat is closed. Make sure to have a coolant density tester. When you finish one of 5 balls must sink, that indicates that you reached 50/50 strength. That means 50% Prestone and 50% Water, which will provide to your car a -34F degree FREEZE-UP Protection , and +265F degree BOILOVER protection. Make sure to open bleeding valve to discharge air pockets from the cooling system. Add coolant.The next day,while engine is cold open the radiator cap, and test the strength of coolant. If it is not quite right, then siphon coolant from the radiator and add antifreeze, or distilled water as necessary.
Let the car to cool down overnight and start engine. The cooling system might be cold. Untwist the coolant bleeding nipple. If there will be a jet or stream of coolant, that means the water pump is working and is O.K. After replace the thermostat. If still your car overheats then it might be a bad cylinder head gasket.

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Located deep inside of this BMW N62 engine is a Coolant Transfer Pipe, which carries antifreeze from the Water Pump to cooling chambers within the engine. However, the Front Seal on this Cooling Tube can fail in as little as 40,000 miles, and start leaking antifreeze from the engine block, through a weep hole in the Timing Chain Cover. When this happens, the car will lose antifreeze from the engine, and the engine will overheat.


In the past, this has been a very expensive repair because it required disassembly of the engine, in order to access the leaking Cooling Pipe Seal. The original method of replacing the crossover Coolant Transfer Pipe required the removal of the Timing Chain Cover. This repair could cost $6,000 or more at the BMW Dealer.


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Not good my friend most or all of the coolant should be gone by now. sounds like you might have a hairline crack alowing antifreeze to newly enter your crankcase. Antifreeze in an engine for more than 100 miles turns into a creamy foam that exits your drain plug. and if the engine overheated and stalled out definitly. sorry Man.

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@01fordeb: You have to assume the system is dyed before a black light is useful.
Black light dyes are available [cheap] at any parts store.

asker: You may find that the coolant level sensor is defective, covered with gunk or that there is some static electricity built up in the coolant. A mechanic should know how to check for stray current. Also, it may be that a little fluid is going out the overflow because the wrong strength of radiator cap is on there, or the spring is worn out. Replacements are available at any parts store.

HOPE THIS HELPS! Don't forget to rat, please.

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some times they get old and dry and then they crack but many problems related with leaks or corrotion are caused by lock of service on the antifreeze i recomend to service the antifreeze every 50k miles with a solution of 50/50 antifreeze waht means 50% coolant and 50% water they sell it allready diluted or you can mix it with destilated water

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