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    Default Anti-freeze change

    I took it to the dealers and had my anti-freeze changed.
    The old stuff was green the new is red.
    Not strangly at all, they didnt take out all of the green stuff out, there are probably 3 litres or more left int the block.

    The red and the green stuf mixed together and they are producing foam that much that is leaking out of the topping jar. It seems like the new and the old anti-freeze are reacting, just like it says in the book that they would.

    The mechanic say : noo problem, drive on, dont worry!

    Can this do any damage?
    WIll it stop foaming?

    thanks.

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    Its not right, get them to drain and flush it properly. Then top it up with the longlife red stuff
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Is it just me or do all the dealers not give a sh*t?

    Can imagine it being a different story if it was their car!!

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    Out of curisosity how do you drain the coolent?

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    I'd take the pipe of the bottom of the rad and let it drain out, refit the hose, fill with plain water, let it rununtil the stat opens, drain, refil with the correct coolent and job done, check the levels for the next couple of days incase there was any airlocks......

    Unless someone has a better idea
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    the blue and red shouldn't be mixed at all...for reasons that are obvious from the to post..

    job definatley needs doing again..

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