User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: coolant bottle

  1. #1
    Regular Member decks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    nothern ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : 2.0t btcc




    Default coolant bottle

    was looking at a sri 120 yesterday in relation to buying it everything was ticking the right boxes, was looking under the bonnet oil leaks etc, then checking the coolant tank for any signs of oil in water, it was fine but i did notice that the coolant was very weak looking, should i be worried, could it be leaking and been topped up just with water , just seems strange that it looked so weak in the cold weather we had.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    North East
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Some cars do seem to use a bit of coolant, would be best to test the coolant to see if it's the correct strength and not just been topped up with water. Halfrauds sell a tester for £2.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vauxhall Astra-J

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 2.0 CDTi

    Year : 2013

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rockh View Post
    Halford sell a tester for £2.
    But these testers don't always give the correct results with certain types of antifreeze.

  4. #4
    On a Sabbatical
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    rhyl
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    mine uses a bit of water every so often and my dads 1.8 uses a bit every so often there both well service and don't leak at all

  5. #5
    Regular Member big rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    birmingham
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra gsi

    Trim : Full heated leather

    Engine : 3200

    Year : 2004

    Default

    if it runs nice buy it, if it dont....dont buy it, if i was selling a car and someone said, ''i like it but im concerned about the coolent'' i would call them a time waster and tell you to buy else where.

  6. #6
    On a Sabbatical
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    rhyl
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    my car runs spot on never ever worried about it letting me down and as said mines uses a little water but i can understand your concern did you let it get to temprature and see the fans kick in mine has only been topped up with water whats a good coolant i can purchase apart from going to vx

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Coolant expansion bottle question...
    By Chunklamb in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th November 2012, 19:54
  2. Coolant bottle connections
    By mattcarpenter10 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th April 2011, 20:05
  3. Coolant bottle question
    By Harro in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th March 2009, 16:52
  4. 3.2V6 coolant bottle cap
    By gtr1000 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 6th March 2009, 23:42
  5. Coolant bottle
    By BlueRob in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23rd August 2007, 18:57

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •