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    Looking for advice on changing this. Car is approx 5 years old now.New engine block fitted last year (due to major failure - covered by Vauxhall ) and thought this would have been replaced at the same time with new coolant,however,had a wee look in engine bay today as I was bored in the house, and notice that the coolant, if anything is a nice 'orangey' colour = not very good. I intend to drain, flush and refill today or tomorrow.

    Firstly, I have some unopened Comma antifreeze (2L) but am I better to go out and just buy the Vx or Halfords 'pink' longlife stuff? Secondly, I have the 2.2 direct and apparently you need to drain the coolant at the coolant pump housing and the radiator.Are these 2 drain plugs easy to locate? (not looked yet !) Lastly, how much does the system take in total?

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    The coolant would have been changed when the new engine got put in as it all drains out when the various coolant hoses are disconnected.

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    Sure the anti freeze is supposed to be that colour mate !
    A know mine was serviced in febuary and the fresh anti freeze was reddishy orange !

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    The orange coloured stuff is rated for 5 years 150,000 miles usually, unlike the old blue stuff which is 2 years.

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