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Im gonna change my coolant here soon does anyone know the specifications or how many quarts and water mix or i dunno???


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well they days of mixing coolant is gone although you pay the same amount for a gallon of 50/50 as a gallon of 100%. but if you do it at home id say change ur thermostat as well. and just fill till it doesnt need any more and fill the block if it needs it as well. i used like 3 gallons and still need'd more last time but i did have a leak.
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I have a cooling system filler kit from Matco tools. The thing is amazing. No more old fashion style filling it up and burping the system. You hook this thing up to the rad, and it has 2 hoses coming off of it that hang in the air. Hook an air hose up to it and put a vaccum on the system. Then put the other hose in a big jug of coolant, flip the switch and it will suck in as much as it needs and you're done! Great for flat rate techs!
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to mix it u need a 50/50 mix so if you need 2 quarts then 1 qt. of water and 1 qt. of antifreeze. and to answer how much ??? well it depends as when I tried to flush mine I did like the book said n pulled the bottom hose n tuned the pepcock and I only got a little over a gallon out but it should hold close to 3 gallons so......gost....u were runnin dry!!!!!!! first no oil then no water, hell son just give me that stang if u just don't want it (j/k)
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Honestly I put 1 gallon of anti freeze in there and then fill the rest of the way up with water. Dont use tap water go buy a gallon of distilled.
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Honestly I put 1 gallon of anti freeze in there and then fill the rest of the way up with water. Dont use tap water go buy a gallon of distilled.
WORNG!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!!

If u don't mix it right then its NOT ANTI-FREEZE AND YOUR ENGINE WILL BE ONLY GOOD AS A BOAT ANCHOR!!!!!!!

mixing it too weak will let it freeze and putting only antifreeze and not enough water will ALSO let it freeze!!!!!!!!! follow the directions on the jug!!!!!! and mix it right!!!!! best is a 50/50 mix, no wonder why they sell it pre-mixed!!!!!!!!! Kids now can't even tell where to check the oil besides change the clutch or assemble an engine........

p.s. if you live down south then also mixing the antifreeze wrong can also make the car run hot!!!!!
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WORNG!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!!

If u don't mix it right then its NOT ANTI-FREEZE AND YOUR ENGINE WILL BE ONLY GOOD AS A BOAT ANCHOR!!!!!!!

mixing it too weak will let it freeze and putting only antifreeze and not enough water will ALSO let it freeze!!!!!!!!! follow the directions on the jug!!!!!! and mix it right!!!!! best is a 50/50 mix, no wonder why they sell it pre-mixed!!!!!!!!! Kids now can't even tell where to check the oil besides change the clutch or assemble an engine........

p.s. if you live down south then also mixing the antifreeze wrong can also make the car run hot!!!!!
but...at least he's not using tap water.
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but...at least he's not using tap water.
true just probably water shipped from China with lead in it HAHAHA


ps Dasani is French for dumb-a$$ americans paying high $$$ for water
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I live in TX people, Not up north. We have never had a real hard freeze.
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first no oil then no water, hell son just give me that stang if u just don't want it (j/k)[/quote]

the oil thing is fixed i figured that one out, and i never started it with out coolant just had the bottom part of the return tube loose and lost like a gallon of fluid. but i caught it ill never let her go, never.
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HEY ROOKIE!!!! LISTEN UP!!! ANTIFREEZE ALSO DOES MORE THAN KEEP IT FROM FREEZING!!!!!!! IT ALSO RAISES THE BOILING POINT!!!!! (and keeps it from rusting) so unless it stays a cool 76 deg. where you live all year round you need to have the RIGHT MIXTURE of water/antifreeze (which is only alcohol). And if that mix ain't right then it will boil and no water pump in the world can pump steam..... Man after this thread I think I need the human type antifreeze cuz I'm about to boil!!!!!! 151 will work just fine!!!
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HEY ROOKIE!!!! LISTEN UP!!! ANTIFREEZE ALSO DOES MORE THAN KEEP IT FROM FREEZING!!!!!!! IT ALSO RAISES THE BOILING POINT!!!!! (and keeps it from rusting) so unless it stays a cool 76 deg. where you live all year round you need to have the RIGHT MIXTURE of water/antifreeze (which is only alcohol). And if that mix ain't right then it will boil and no water pump in the world can pump steam..... Man after this thread I think I need the human type antifreeze cuz I'm about to boil!!!!!! 151 will work just fine!!!
Antifreeze isn't alcohol, it's ethylene glycol
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Antifreeze isn't alcohol, it's ethylene glycol
ETHYLENE GLYCOL IS AN ALCOHOL!!!!!!!!!! take a chemistry class and pass it!!!!! anything ending in "OL" is an alcohol !!!! but it is NOT a type u can drink that is why I said I needed the human type of alcohol NOT WOOD ALCOHOL or anything else that would kill you!!!!!!! DAM_ where is that stiff drink!!!!!! F- the 151, bust out the everclear!!!!!!!!
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ETHYLENE GLYCOL IS AN ALCOHOL!!!!!!!!!! take a chemistry class and pass it!!!!! anything ending in "OL" is an alcohol !!!! but it is NOT a type u can drink that is why I said I needed the human type of alcohol NOT WOOD ALCOHOL or anything else that would kill you!!!!!!! DAM_ where is that stiff drink!!!!!! F- the 151, bust out the everclear!!!!!!!!
mmmmmm everclear... a freind smuggled a bottle of absenth from prague. (not sure if its legal hear or not) but that crap will calm you down real quik thien it made me supper mad. good stuff in moderation.. good rant though you really knew what you were saying
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thanks that first drink didn't quite do the trick but the fifth did
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