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Is it required to have radiator flashed and to fill with a new anti freeze?

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I highly recommend it. I believe the Corvette engine is an aluminum block V8? When teh anti-freeze ages, it looses its anti-corrosive properties. I would have it done.

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Yes it is after every 4 years and also check the outstanding temp of the fluid depending on where you live but the coolent has a lub additive which protects your engine.........Hope this helps

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It sounds like your asking about 2 different issues.
1. If you are talking about your gas lines freezing, then you should add a bottle of fuel treatment to your gas tank, next time you get gas. If you can-add the treatment and then FILL your tank.

2. If you are talking about your radiator and fluid, you may have too much water in the system. I would recommend a flush and fill service at your favorite mechanic. Most vehicles require a certain "color" of anti freeze, and we think we can purchase a bottle and go for it. Truth is, if you add the wrong kind you can damage your vehilce. Also, some people still add water to the radiator and that's usually not a good idea, for cold or hot temperature days. Why don't you list the year and make of your vehicle, and I could look up the exact anti freeze you need.

PS. a radiator flush and fill should be done by a mechanic, or someone familiar with that service. Remember radiator fluid is toxic and a small amount can kill animals and make a human very ill. Must be drained and disposed of properly. Good Luck!

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For a little top up simply use antifreeze.

If you need to do a coolant bleed and refill, then depends on the antifreeze you are using. Most products require filling the coolant tank with water and then topping up with 50% antifreeze. Use distilled water. Tap water is mineral and helps corrosion.

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What is the correct way to fill the radiator of a chevrolet venture The low coolant light came on then started flashing but the radiator is full of water but has no anti freeze is this the problem


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First.- with the engine off and cool, put a flush and drain radiator cleaner run the engine for 10 minutes, turn it off, let it cool down.
Once the engine is not too hot, open the lowest hose of radiator while you put water in the main mouth of radiator.
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Anything special i need to know when changing my anti-freeze. this is my first time, trying to save money. someone said something about getting the air out? what does that mean?


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I just changed the radiator. How much antifreeze do I put in?


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I need to replace the radiator fluid. I've never done this before. What do I need and how do I do this?


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Walk through on how to replace a thermostat in a 2001 Jeep grand Cherokee


Jennipherbrr,

1. Make sure the car is cold. Remove the radiator cap (press & turn about 1/4 turn to remove pressure in the system) Once the pressure is bled off you can remove cap and leave it rest on the filler opening.

2. Find the petcock on the radiator (the little valve attached to the radiator. You have to open/turn clockwise to drain the anti-freeze. Drain anti freeze below thermostat housing. About 1/2 to 1 gallon.

3. Have a catch basin for the anti freeze under the car. Remove upper radiator hose from radiator and thermostat housing.

4. Remove thermostat housing from engine block (usually two or three bolts in the thermostat housing). Scrap off ALL old gasket material from engine block. Double check and make sure all gasket material is removed from surface. If not the thermostat housing will leak.

5. Install new gasket with some high temp silicone. Place a couple of dabs on the thermostat housing and gasket (the silicone is used to keep the gasket in place) *MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL the thermostat the same way you took it out. Don't over tighten the thermostat housing bolts.

6. Remove the radiator cap and replace the anti freeze you removed (make sure the anti freeze is clean). Fill the radiator to the top of the filler neck and replace the radiator cap (push and turn the radiator cap to the right- like a pill bottle). Start the car and make sure the temperture guage goes up. The guage pointer should be in the middle of the guage.

7. Check the radiator reservoir for proper anti freeze level. DO NOT OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN THE CAR IS HOT!!! THE ANTI FREEZE IS HOT AND WILL BURN YOU.

Hope this helps

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