How do i get to drain the coolant from the engine,how do i also flush the system with water thoroughly?however i didn't add the detergent to the radiator, i added the detergent to the water containers (one for one wiper,don't know what the other container is for,very close to the radiator),Yes the coolant is diminished,the dashboard light that came up is kind of four a corner symbol with,no have not noticed any unusual about the car running,still runs good but like i mentioned cooland diminished. countrycurt0
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Good, you did not add much detergent to the radiator recovery bottle (plastic bottle). You say half a cap, would that be about one tablespoon? If yes, I think it would be ok to drive, but I still would recommend flushing out the system just to be sure it has no bad effects on the cooling. countrycurt0
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if the thermostat is in the head at the top radiator hose , remove it an fill the cooling system until the water is at that point --refit the thermostat and continue filling
make sure that the heater is turned on so that any air is moved out of the system
drain coolant system locate heater cores hoses going through firewall you need to buy the radiator flush kit at any auto parts stores. remove heater cores hoses from one end or buy extra long heater hoses same size as heater core hoses in vechicle at auto parts store use the flush kit when you flush through one of the heater core hoses let the other hose drain in a drain pan when you use home garden hose use low water pressure dont use garden hose to the max or you will rupture heater core. your best bet let radiator shop flush whole coolant system. because heater cores hoses are in a tight spot.make sure engine off if you just going to flush out heater core only .after flushing heater core good time to replace heater core hoses.if job too hard or complicated let radiator shop flush out radiator the engine block and heater core because if radiator stopped up or engine block stopped up the gunk and rust will reenter plug up heater core.if you tight on money you can flush out your own radiator.drain out radiator using large drain pan. remove top radiator hose and remove bottom radiator hoses connect to water pump.use garden hose with flush kit part with water pressure not too high put garden hose to top radiator hose run water until clear water run out bottom radiator hose in drain pan,the flush out engine block remove thermostat.if you had another spare thermostat housing with RTV SILICONE SEALANT THAT HAS SET UP INSTALL THERMOSTAT HOUSING BACK TO ENGINE WITHOUT THERMOSTAT FLUSH OUT THE ENGINE BLOCK, WHEN DONE INSTALL NEW THERMOSTAT THEN INSTALL ORIGINAL THERMOSTAT HOUSING WITH NEW ORING WHICH YOU BUY AT DEALERSHIP.IF ALL SOUND COMPLICATED LET RADIATOR SHOP FLUSH OUT COOLANT SYSTEM.
Holts Wondarweld Flush engine. EXTERNAL CRACKS 1 Run engine until hot,drain off enough coolant to remove thermostat. 2 Remove thermostat. 3 Mix contents of can thoughoughly! and pour contents into thermostat opening. 4 Replace thermostat cover.& fill radiator with hot water,replace radiator cap. 5 Run engine at a fast idle for 15 mins,dont allow to boil.Top up if necessary. 6 Leave Wondarweld in system for 2-3 days then drain off,flush system replace thermostat and refill. HAIRLINE CRACKS 1 MIX thoroughly and pour into cold engine (radiator if it has a cap) 2 Run engine until hot. 3 Allow engine to cool then run again until hot. 4 Follow procedure 6 above. INTERNAL CRACKS 1 Follow external crack instructions except after pouring Wondarweld into engine remove spark plug from affected cylinder and run engine for 20 mins. If more than one cylinder affected run for 5 minute intervals. 2 Allow engine to cool then drain cooling system and refill with clean water. 3 Drain sump & flush,refill with fresh oil. Note:- 1/2 pint of Wondarweld for every 6 pints of water,DO NOT add antifreeze for at least 3 days after process.
is 7.7 qts./7.3 liters, for a 2.4 liter 2003 Kia Optima. You will not be able to get all the coolant out of the engine, unless you do a thorough engine drain and flush. If you only plan on draining the radiator, you will need less than 2 gallons mixed total to refill it, since some coolant will remain in the engine block and heater core.
There are several methods for flushing the cooling system on ALL engine cooling systems. Time honored is drain the radiator (drain ****). Fill with fresh water and run engine to operating temperature until cooling fans turn on. Drain cooling system again. Refill with 50-50 coolant. Another method is purchasing a "T" vlave (coolant flush/service kit) from Autozone, PepBoys, NAPA, O'Reilys, CarQuest, etc.). This "T" valve is installed in one of the heater hoses & attached to a garden hose. Remove the radiator cap & turn on the water supply to the garden hose. Let water run until flush water is 'clear'. Remove garden hose from T valve & refill radiator with pure coolant until the T valve drainage turns green/orange. Install T valve cap... DONE!
you need, knife/ gear clamp,screwdriver /nut driver (for gear clamp) and garden hose
with water pressure hook up hot water is better
you can buy a can or to of rad flush but dishwasher soap works good (it wont suds up )
also rad flush kit with garden hose addapter (most kit are compatable)
1-drain existing coolant in container for recycling
2-locate heater return hose to block and cut to installed flush kit addapter
always better to reveres flussh system with engine off and rad cap removed
drain valve closed hook up garden hose and run hot tap water true system
it will eventually cove out your rad cap (surge tank) until it runs clear
know sut off the garden hose add your cleaning additives installed rad filler cap
run engine per direction on can or 10 to 15 min. sut off engine removed filler cap
open drain valve on radiator and drain out system open water from garden hose
run water until clean water run true shut off garden hose and removed cap off with
cap supplied with kit let system drain completly . repeat cleaning operation until
water runs clear
add 1 jug of concentrated coolant (will mix with ressidual water and finish filling
system with premix used recomended coolant only for your engine your freeze
point of new coolant should be above spec and will be fine
do not used pure concentrated coolant only .your ownners manual spec section will
give capacities system will hold
Drain your existing coolant from the coolant system there should be a drain petcock on your radiator along the bottem. Once the coolant is drained add water and a radiator flush solution, availeable from most auto parts stores, refill your coolant system and run your engine usually 10 minutes or more. Check the instructions on the type of cleaning solution you buy. Afterward drain the coolant system, flush with water by filling and running it again, then drain and service with proper level of coolant. Always remember to let your engine cool between runs to safely remove your radiator cap DO NOT remove the radiator cap if engine is still hot from running.
sound's like the drain for the a/c is plugged and filling up with water.With the a/c on you should see water draining out the bottom near the passenger side. If not try running a coat hanger into the drain and clear it.
Exactly what maintenance did you perform 3 weeks ago? There should be a drain at the bottom of the radiator and also on the engine block. The coolant should be drained at both points, refilled with water, drained again. I would do this several times to flush all the detergent out. The exact location of these drains can be found in a repair manual for your Honda. You can also get info @ eautorepair (there is a charge, but I think the site provides lots of valuable info) If you have the owners manual, it should contain some of this info. After the system is flushed out thoroughly, refill w/ 50% coolant, 50% water. good luck! countrycurt0
DO NOT operate your CRV until you have drained the coolant from the engine and radiator, then flush the system thoroughly w/ water.. Why did you add liquid detergent to the radiator? This will cause foaming of the detergent, and will probably result in diminished cooling of the system. Please describe the dashboard light that's on . Is it some type of symbol? Do you notice anything unusual about how the car is running? Please let me know the answers to the above questions, and the outcome. countrycurt0