User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Which pre mixed antifreeze to use?

  1. #1
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default Which pre mixed antifreeze to use?

    Coolant light came up this morning, upon lifting the bonnet I noticed it was only low by about 10mm, and after turning the ignition on again the pic had gone. So im after a pre mixed antifreeze to top up with. Now after reading a thread on the 2.2 forum it mentioned that heads have been known to crack/ leak around the spark plug holes due to the wrong type of antifreeze being put in/mixed and leading it to corrode the ally head on the z22se/yh. Any ideas guys. Is there a pre mix out there and would it just be safer to go to vx and get there's?

  2. #2
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    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

    Just go to Vx and get the red long-life (assuming that's what currently in yours) and mix it 50:50. You could just top it up with water but with winter here, if it was me, you may as well keep it up to as max strength as possible.

  3. #3
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Yep its the vx stuff as I had a new lump fitted by them about 10k ago. It looks yellow in colour but I suppose it was red before it was diluted.

  4. #4
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    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

    Yep, more reddy/orange when neat, going a bit paler when diluted.

  5. #5
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Yep, more reddy/orange when neat, going a bit paler when diluted.
    Cheers, i'll get on the case this week. I'd rather pay a bit more and get the right one than have a corroded head.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hornchurch
    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

    mix it 30/with 70% water

  7. #7
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    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

    Where'd you get that from? It's definitely 50:50 with the red stuff from Vx.

  8. #8
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18 View Post
    mix it 30/with 70% water
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Where'd you get that from? It's definitely 50:50 with the red stuff from Vx.
    LOL. ive just come one here to ask that very question. Got the vx stuff, only £2.49 per ltr, asked if it needed mixing, and as usual the never helpful parts guy just said yes its on the bottle. Got home, looked for dilution ratio, erm no! All its says is consult service documents. Look through service documents and what does it say......Consult qualified VX tec! Shouldn't have expected anything different really should I.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Nr Cardiff
    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

    Never mix that stuff with green anti-freeze. It pretty much forms a soap mix and will bubble out everywhere.

  10. #10
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Triple Trouble View Post
    Never mix that stuff with green anti-freeze. It pretty much forms a soap mix and will bubble out everywhere.
    No worries mate, apparently the green and blue is no good for my ally head anyway so Vx stuff all the way.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Mixed day today
    By paddyvectra in forum The 'Off Topic' room
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21st February 2012, 22:16
  2. coolant already mixed
    By chris1804 in forum Vectra C / Signum Troubleshooting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th December 2011, 13:20
  3. Mixed results
    By accveccysriturbo in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20th June 2011, 20:26
  4. Mixed sex toilets...
    By spoons in forum General Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 15th June 2011, 13:00
  5. Mixed Grills!
    By keith1983 in forum Styling
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10th December 2008, 13:37

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
  •