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SilverGT604
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SilverGT604 Oct 3, 11:07pm - #290799 
2001 Silver Toyota Celica GT
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coolent reservoir

I was looking at my coolent level today and i noticed that it was low! could this cause the check engine light to go on?? and i noticed that there was a black tube attached to the top of it that doesnt connect anywhere, is this normal?
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Speed4TheNeed
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Speed4TheNeed Oct 3, 11:18pm - #290800 

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^^ yes, that's normal

and definately refill your coolant...i'm not sure if it will throw a CEL (check engine light) but it certainly should. if you drive for long without it, your car will overheat and the celica will automatically shut down to prevent any damage
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SilverGT604 Oct 3, 11:21pm - #290801 
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kk thx for the quick response.. i know ppl say that gettin the red coolent from toyota is best.. but can i go to candian tires or sumthing and buy sumthing else like the red stuff?
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Blue_Bomber Oct 4, 12:07am - #290802 
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You won't get a CEL from low coolant, even if there's no coolant in the reservoir at all. The way you'll know something is wrong is when your engine starts overheating from lack of coolant (or the development of a bubble by the water pump that stops it from pushing the coolant along).
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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 4, 12:50am - #290803 
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Just add water, it won't change the mixture enough to matter. If you have to add a lot you will need to buy long-life coolant from Toyota. CEL's aren't triggered by low coolant, its a different problem. That tube is for overflow.
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SilverGT604 Oct 4, 12:59am - #290804 
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I just went to canadian tires and got a jug of red motormaster or sumthing long life engine coolent.. you guyz think this stuff will be aight?
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