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    Default Dont forget to check your Anti-Freeze

    Dont forget to check your Anti-Freeze.

    Just checked mine and its only protected to -15 (2 balls floating) but looks very orange/pink.

    So just because it looks like its ok get it checked properly with a hydrometer.

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    Bought new antifreeze from Euro Car Parts this morning. 5 litres of long life for £12.95. Just got to get round to doing it now.
    Anyone know the coolant capacity of a GSi.

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    my antifreeze is a orange/pink type so is that vx standard stuff incase mine needs a top up?

    al.

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    Orange/pink stuff is just a type that can be Vauxhall or any other make.

    Just dont put the blue stuff in.

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    Good shout check mine weds after seeing news of the freeze heading this way.
    Am at -36 so better be enough lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Just checked mine and its only protected to -15 (2 balls floating) but looks very orange/pink.

    So just because it looks like its ok get it checked properly with a hydrometer.
    But make sure the hydrometer is the correct one for the type of antifreeze you've got fitted.

    Some of the DIY hydrometer testers are for only testing ethylene Glycol anti freeze.

    The long life stuff (that would normally be in your Vectra) won't give an accurate reading on the gravity ball type testers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post

    The long life stuff (that would normally be in your Vectra) won't give an accurate reading on the gravity ball type testers.
    ******... could you point out one that will work for me plz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post

    The long life stuff (that would normally be in your Vectra) won't give an accurate reading on the gravity ball type testers.
    Why is that?

    The ball one and a refractometer both read the same on the 2 Vauxhalls I did today?

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    what do the balls do??

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