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Coolant top up through coolant reserve tank?

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fgclark123
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Coolant top up through coolant reserve tank?

Post by fgclark123 on Tue 20 Nov 2018, 1:10 pm

Hi there, can I top up the coolant through the reserve tank?

I used distilled water this summer, whilst in a hot country, so now back in blighty gotta get the lower freezing point coolant in.

I know how to drain, just need to top up. Don't want to take off the petrol tank if I can avoid it.

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Re: Coolant top up through coolant reserve tank?

Post by Jameshambleton on Tue 20 Nov 2018, 5:15 pm

Unless there is 0 air in the system then your coolant will not get siphoned through into the main system
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Re: Coolant top up through coolant reserve tank?

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 20 Nov 2018, 8:07 pm

You need to take the tank off, no other way.

The thing under the airbox is only a reserviour/overflow - you can put as much antifreeze in there as you want but only a little bit (at most) will ever get into the system.
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Re: Coolant top up through coolant reserve tank?

Post by fgclark123 on Sun 25 Nov 2018, 9:28 pm

damn, ok thanks. little bit of work then. cheers.

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