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    Hi guys, Thinking of doing a quick change, I have a 2007 1.9 cdti, can someone tell me whats the best way to drain the coolent. Any pics would be great as I am a novice.
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    To do a full coolant change you'll need to remove the Thermostat, or you could just remove the bottom hose on the Radiator, remove the expansion tank cap, drain, refill, run, and repeat a couple of times. Once your happy your getting clean water refill with Red OAT antifreeze. Sorry not sure how much you'll need for a 1.9 but i'd think at least 3LT's topped up with water.

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    Is it actually due a change yet?

    I thought Vauxhall used long life antifreeze?

    5 or 10 yrs spring to mind.

    Someone will probably clarify shortly.

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    If you want to do a full flush its prob best to disconnect the top and bottom hose's on the radiator and flush the engine and rad separately to avoid any cross-contamination.

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    10 years im sure like most other cars, Unless you know for sure there is none there test it first it should be fine to -25 leave it well alone.

    Better to make a nice cup of tea & grab a packet of dunkers with fire on full blast than be outside in this weather!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Is it actually due a change yet?

    I thought Vauxhall used long life antifreeze?

    5 or 10 yrs spring to mind.

    Someone will probably clarify shortly.
    5 years life span for the red stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtee View Post
    10 years im sure like most other cars, Unless you know for sure there is none there test it first it should be fine to -25 leave it well alone.

    Better to make a nice cup of tea & grab a packet of dunkers with fire on full blast than be outside in this weather!!
    Totally agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtee View Post
    10 years im sure like most other cars, Unless you know for sure there is none there test it first it should be fine to -25 leave it well alone.

    Better to make a nice cup of tea & grab a packet of dunkers with fire on full blast than be outside in this weather!!

    Well recently had the MOT done at Vauxhall and the guy advised to change the coolent.

    I am more than happy yo leave it but as the weather is getting colder, I thought I might give it a go so that I dont have any problems, but might leave it now

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