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Old 12-01-2010, 09:50 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Changing Coolant?

How often do we need to change the coolant in our cars? I dont think mine has been changed and im at 57K. Is this something i can do myself?
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Dealer recommends every 30K. U can get at least 50K. Easy to do but bleeding the system is a pain in the ass.
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Dealer recommends every 30K. U can get at least 50K. Easy to do but bleeding the system is a pain in the ass.
Is there a how to?
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Default Re: Changing Coolant?

I recently did mine.
-Jack up front of car
- put drain pan under front slightly to the left or the right of the middle of the car
- unscrew plastic plug to drain coolant
-poured distilled water into radiator, ran the car for 30 min, drained again (luckily my engine/rad was semi clean)
-did above step again (water came out with a slight tint
-i made a pvc endcap/coupler combo and put it on the lower radiator hose (on rad)
-Then I ran about 6 gallons of distilled water through radiator until water came out clear
-poured 50/50 GREEN coolant into engine and idled car for 30 min, burped the system, drove it around and topped off.
-thats it

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How do you "burp" the coolant system?
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Default Re: Changing Coolant?

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How do you "burp" the coolant system?
First throw a towel over your shoulder.
I think you get the picture

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First throw a towel over your shoulder.
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LMAO. Try puttin that baby over ur shoulder.
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Originally Posted by daonlyillwiz View Post
I recently did mine.
-Jack up front of car
- put drain pan under front slightly to the left or the right of the middle of the car
- unscrew plastic plug to drain coolant
-poured distilled water into radiator, ran the car for 30 min, drained again (luckily my engine/rad was semi clean)
-did above step again (water came out with a slight tint
-i made a pvc endcap/coupler combo and put it on the lower radiator hose (on rad)
-Then I ran about 6 gallons of distilled water through radiator until water came out clear
-poured 50/50 GREEN coolant into engine and idled car for 30 min, burped the system, drove it around and topped off.
-thats it
U can use these steps up to the 5th one. The pan will go on the right side (passenger) To bleed the system, keep the car jacked up (make sure to use jack stands) Take a Pepsi bottle n cut the bottom end off. Put the threaded end where the radiator cap goes n tape it together so theres no leaks. Its not the best way to do it but works unless u go buy the tool. Fill the radiator until u cant no more (should fill the pepsi bottle 3/4 of the way). Turn on the car, heat on HI n rev to about 3K rpm. You'll kno when ur done when the fans turn on.

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Default Re: Changing Coolant?

Yea you can do that too ^

Burping = getting all the air out of the system, very tedious process as air enters the system when you drain it so what i do i run the car with the cap off till it starts to bubble then cap the radiator, idle for 10-15 more min, open cap then top off the radiator, and make sure level for overflow bottle is good. drive around with heat on HIGH then shut off car wait 20 min, open cap and top off if needed and thats really it, thats the way i did it with all my cars and not a problem up to now so i guess it works lol

overall i would hate to have to do this more than once a year as the typical myth is that it should be changed every season. I do it once a year on all my cars to keep the system clean, and corrosion free.
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