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refilling the coolant? #105129 Feb 17, 9:50am Feb 17, 9:50am
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refilling the coolant?
my coolant is way below the "LOW" line and i wanted to refill. i tried going to the dealer(northridge) and ask them how easy it is to do but none of them would even give me the time to answer some questions angry angry so i went ahead and just buy the coolant. now my question is how hard is it to refill or do i need to do a full flush which i think i dont need since my car is only a year old confused.for those of you who know please help

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #105130 Feb 17, 10:01am Feb 17, 10:01am
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No need to flush if it's that new.

Here's some info. on flushing (just skip the parts that drain out the old stuff). Follow only the parts that show how to refill smile

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_COOLANT_FLUSH.pdf


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Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: Evan] #105131 Feb 17, 10:28am Feb 17, 10:28am
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Originally Posted by Evan
No need to flush if it's that new.

Here's some info. on flushing (just skip the parts that drain out the old stuff). Follow only the parts that show how to refill smile

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/ARTICLE_ENGINE_COOLANT_FLUSH.pdf

thanks but which 2 hoses do i disconnect? there is two on the side and one on the bottom and which one is the bleeder plug? sorry for all the questions i dont know much about car engines frown

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #105132 Feb 17, 10:39am Feb 17, 10:39am
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just top it off.

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #105133 Feb 17, 11:21am Feb 17, 11:21am
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thanks guys i just top off the coolant i guess iam good to go. thanks again thumbsup thumbsup grin

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #105134 Feb 17, 5:34pm Feb 17, 5:34pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
thanks guys i just top off the coolant i guess iam good to go. thanks again thumbsup thumbsup grin


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Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: Evan] #105135 Feb 17, 6:51pm Feb 17, 6:51pm
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I have a same problem...

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #105136 Feb 17, 6:56pm Feb 17, 6:56pm
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Careful, if you're gonna flush it, there's a proper way to do it. If you don't do it right, you'll get air into the system and air doesn't really do a good job of cooling. grin That happened to me, and they had to flush the system multiple times. My temp needle flew off the scale multiple times and it scared the shit outta me. Take it to a respectible shop. They tried to top mine off, but it only got air into the system somehow. But they fixed it for FREE!

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #105137 Feb 17, 7:08pm Feb 17, 7:08pm
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx

Careful, if you're gonna flush it, there's a proper way to do it. If you don't do it right, you'll get air into the system and air doesn't really do a good job of cooling. grin That happened to me, and they had to flush the system multiple times. My temp needle flew off the scale multiple times and it scared the shit outta me. Take it to a respectible shop. They tried to top mine off, but it only got air into the system somehow. But they fixed it for FREE!

is there a way to tell if air got in coz i just followed the instructions under the Hood and the celica repair manual and the one evan posted(which all 3 preety much the same)i did not flush it just refilled and toped it off confused

Re: refilling the coolant? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #105138 Feb 18, 2:54am Feb 18, 2:54am
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Just fill it up to max. It is just a buffer vessel (it keeps the radiator full), it isn't part of the cooling circuit like in some other cars.

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