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Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

Is Paraflu essential or does any antifreeze do for the coolant?

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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

any quality antifreeze at the correct dilution
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

so 50:50

antifreeze & distilled water you mean. This will be the same as Paraflu eqvilent (spelling)?

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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

no need for distilled water in the cooling system and dilute as per the pack instructions. you will have no problems
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

cool, that's answered my question. How do you drain the old coolant out the bottle? in order to put the new stuff in?

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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

remove the lowest coolant pipe.
best to get yourself a haynes manual though
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

could you just quickly explain

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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

well what can i say.disconnect the lowest coolant hose to let the coolant run out.
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

is that the one with the butterfly clip that comes out of the wing area?
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

sorry, really don't know what you're about. I thought it was that hose that comes out the wing area? surely
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

Quote Originally Posted by custard boy
no need for distilled water in the cooling system and dilute as per the pack instructions. you will have no problems
It's OK for you back home Custard to say this as we have nice soft water in Scoltand that is easily good enough for the coolant system, but down here in South England, especially when I lived in Bourenmouth, the water is so hard that I wouldn't use it as I've seen some real clogged up coolant systems in the few years i've lived down here with limescale!

I use a big bottle of cheap drinking water from ASDA 5L for about 2.50 job done, all the cars I have done this to have run cooler and heated up quicker after a good heavy duty coolant systems flush and change with new anti-freeze.

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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

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It's OK for you back home Custard to say this as we have nice soft water in Scoltand that is easily good enough for the coolant system, but down here in South England, especially when I lived in Bourenmouth, the water is so hard that I wouldn't use it as I've seen some real clogged up coolant systems in the few years i've lived down here with limescale!

I use a big bottle of cheap drinking water from ASDA 5L for about 2.50 job done, all the cars I have done this to have run cooler and heated up quicker after a good heavy duty coolant systems flush and change with new anti-freeze.

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ah well its our secret plan to gunk up all off the southerners insides
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

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is that the one with the butterfly clip that comes out of the wing area?
sorry i missed your reply.basically you need to release the lowest pipe so the coolant comes out. i assume your looking at the expansion tank which is too high and will only drain a litre at best
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Re: Sei: Paraflu or any antifreeze?

If you look under the bumper you will see the radiator on the drivers side. The hose you want to pull of is the one coming off the bottom of the radiator - it might be difficult to shift, so try twisting it while pulling very hard!
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