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    Morning all,

    ON hardish acceleration I find that the coolant logo flashes up. It then goes off when the car settles. I assume this means that its a little low. Can anyone tell me what type of coolant I need? I saw somewhere that someone put water in to top it up; is this ok?

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    also wanting to know the answer to this myself....

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    not too much water.. ideally a mix of water and the red longlife antifreeze should be used..Don't be tempted to add blue antifreeze to the car thou..

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    make sure u top it up when the car is cold

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    By "top it up" I guess you don`t mean to to fill the hole thing right? Just to the middle, where the arrow it`s at right?

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    i hope so...the coolant needs room for expansion, thats why they put the level to fill to 1/2 way up..

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    not too much water.. ideally a mix of water and the red longlife antifreeze should be used..Don't be tempted to add blue antifreeze to the car thou..
    Why not blue antifreeze, its not going to do any damage.

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    it's not reccomended to mix them, thats all...if it's filled with red ( longlife 5yr ) then top it up with red..if it's been changed to blue ( 3yrs with less corrosion inhibitors) then top it up with blue..

    standard practice is never to mix them..

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    Alright get you now, thought you ment don't use blue at all.

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