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    Folks,

    Going to be serviceing the car this weeknd. Oil/Filters/Wiper blades. But looking at the service plan, a coolent change is listed.

    Is this just a matter of undoing a rubber hose on the lowermost part of the raidator and draining the coolent?,Reconnect the hose and fill with water mixed with anti freeze?

    Any advice?

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    Pretty much yes. Just make sure you get the orange longlift stuff as the pink one can corrode the ally in the new blocks aparently. Also the two don't mix and can foam a bit
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Im pretty sure the longlife stuff I bought from vx recently is pink???

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapsnap View Post
    Im pretty sure the longlife stuff I bought from vx recently is pink???
    As long as its not blue what does it matter?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Exclamation dont forget

    and you will have to bleed the air out of the system as well
    otherwise you may get airlock and you could have insufficient fluid in the system .....and then you could have some problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    ...the pink one can corrode the ally in the new blocks aparently....

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    Errmm....
    How do I bleed the system?

    I thought that was just for doing the brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWildHaggis View Post
    Errmm....
    How do I bleed the system?

    I thought that was just for doing the brakes

    Fill the system by slowly pouring the coolant into expansion tank until it is up to filler neck.

    Using a small screwdriver ,lift up the wire clip securing the left hand heater hose to the heater matrix pipe stub,and disconect the hose from the stub.

    Additionally,on 1.9 ltr engines,open the bleed screw in the coolant pipe above the exhaust manifold.

    As soon as coolant begines to run from the heater matrix,push the sucuring wire clip back into position on the heater hose end fitting ,then push the hose back onto the matrix pipe stub.

    Ensure that the wire clip securly locks the hose in position.

    close the coolant pipe bleed screw as soon as coolant emerges.


    hope this helps

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    Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWildHaggis View Post
    Many thanks
    thank the man in the haynes manual

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