Tag: coolant

48 Posts

Dec 01, 2002

Hey guys, not ALL cars can mix different colored coolants.

Dear Car Talk

You wrote recently that different-colored coolants regular and long life can be mixed without danger Your info might be accurate regarding GM and Toyota coolant but as a Volkswagen Service Manager I can tell you that it's not true with...

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Sep 01, 2002

What's the difference between red & green coolant?

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I drive a Toyota and do all of my own maintenance I have been using the regular green coolant that is frequently on sale and I change it every couple of years Recently I was told by a presumably knowledgeable...

coolant fluids

Jun 01, 2001

Smelling mothballs in the passenger compartment.

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My dad owns an old Ford Mustang and regularly stuffs mothballs in the tank to increase octane or whatever I drive the car every day and I notice a sweet-smelling but strong odor enveloping the interior whenever the car is...

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Aug 01, 2000

Can I mix antifreeze colors?

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I have a question about antifreeze Many months ago my trusted mechanic was making repairs to my Chevy Lumina He told me he had to flush the radiator because I had added a different color antifreeze to my cooling system...

coolant fluids

Dec 01, 1999

Can't figure out where all my antifreeze is going.

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My Chevy Lumina APV uses a lot of antifreeze but I don't know where it's going There are no puddles under the car I see no signs of wetness on the bottom of the engine or transmission I am not...

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May 01, 1999

What do you think about adding a little vinegar before changing the coolant?

Dear Car Talk

I am writing about changing the coolant in my vehicles I have two cars and an RV that are ready for this service What do you think of applying a bit of vinegar into the system letting it circulate a...

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Oct 01, 1998

Can I get around fixing that cylinder leak by simply adding more coolant every week?

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I have a Saturn with miles on it I had the low engine coolant light come on frequently and suspected a leak in the cooling system When I took the car to the Saturn dealership they said that the cylinder...

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Jul 01, 1998

Which way does the coolant run when cooling down the engine?

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I need some help My roommate and I have a serious bet going on He thinks he knows everything about cars and I DO know everything about cars just kidding He says that the cooling system runs water from the...

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Mar 01, 1998

If I see coolant dripping from my engine compartment is my heater core busted?

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I seem to have a problem with my ' Ford Tempo I have a leak in the cooling system and I'm stumped After driving the car I often hear the sizzle of coolant hitting the exhaust I can sometimes see...

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Nov 01, 1997

Is it dangerous to drive my Trooper with an antifreeze leak I can't find?

Dear Car Talk

I own a Isuzu Trooper II that has miles on it A few months ago we noticed that it was leaking antifreeze No one can pinpoint where the leak is coming from There is always coolant in the reserve tank...

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