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Filling antifreeze for the first time #340631 Dec 1, 2:38pm Dec 1, 2:38pm
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Filling antifreeze for the first time
My car needs more antifreeze, so i went and picked some up and on the directions it has two sets. One says...

For Vehicles with Expansion Tank

and the other set says...

For Vehicles with Recovery Bottle and Radiator Pressure Cap.

So...which set of instructions do i use?

Re: Filling antifreeze for the first time [Re: BadSeed] #340632 Dec 1, 3:01pm Dec 1, 3:01pm
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Recovery bottle.

Oh yeah, be sure to use the right kind of antifreeze (best to get it from a Toyota dealer) - the pink stuff.


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Re: Filling antifreeze for the first time [Re: ExNihilo] #340633 Dec 1, 4:00pm Dec 1, 4:00pm
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I'd also question why you need more. Is it leaking?

Re: Filling antifreeze for the first time [Re: Doppelganger] #340634 Dec 1, 4:11pm Dec 1, 4:11pm
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^^Evaporation??

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haha, i had just recently added some antifreeze to my baby and yep i got the pink stuff from the toyota shop too. i think that this is the only best way to go about adding more anti-freeze...!


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Re: Filling antifreeze for the first time [Re: toysport_celica] #340636 Dec 2, 11:57am Dec 2, 11:57am
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do i have to drain what i have in there right now or can i just pop the cap and poor more in?

Re: Filling antifreeze for the first time [Re: BadSeed] #340637 Dec 2, 12:02pm Dec 2, 12:02pm
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pop more in! DO iT!


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just poor in the clear container right? Sorry for the supid questions, this is just one of those things i dont want to screw up! smirk

Re: Filling antifreeze for the first time [Re: BadSeed] #340639 Dec 2, 3:56pm Dec 2, 3:56pm
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You just fill the little clear plastic reservoir on the side of the radiator up to the Max line.

You should mix half distilled/drinking water and half coolant/antifreeze.

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