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pinoyricer Jan 16, 5:12pm - #375776 

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flushing radiator...?

when i flush the radiator, i know its supposed to be a 50/50 mixture, but how much? half a gallon of coolant and hald a gallon of water? or whole gallon and rest water?... etc..? thx..

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Pissprinkler Jan 16, 5:21pm - #375777 

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its different for each car, it should tell you how much it holds at the top of the tank, if you still cant figure it out just put half a gallon of each at a time untill its full.
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ExNihilo Jan 17, 1:01am - #375778 
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The owners manual lists the capacities for fuel, oil, and coolant.

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renfield90 Jan 17, 3:44am - #375779 

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What my uncle does is he gets an empty gallon of milk and makes the 50/50 mixture in there. Then he adds to the radiator from that until it's full. Hope that helps. thumbsup
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g96818 Jan 17, 5:07am - #375780 

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Hon, HI
Originally Posted by renfield90
What my uncle does is he gets an empty gallon of milk and makes the 50/50 mixture in there. Then he adds to the radiator from that until it's full. Hope that helps. thumbsup


yea my dad does that too or you could just buy the pre-mixed fluid thumbsup
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pinoyricer Jan 17, 5:31am - #375781 

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eh i just ended up pouring half the gallon in there and fill the rest with water

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n8mulder Jan 18, 6:31pm - #375782 

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I mixed mine 60/40 (coolant/water), since by mixing this ratio it brings the boiling temp up about 15 degrees. If you mix it 50/50 the coolant boils at like 254 degrees. I don't know what the dealer did, but when I first bought my car the coolant was so light pink, which had to much water. In the summer time I came to a light and I saw steam coming from under the Hood a little bit, which was from the coolant boiling over through the overflow spout/hose. I changed the coolant, while mixing it 60/40 and never boiled over since.

On the back of the gallon it should give you different choices of ratio mixtures. smile

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Lucky_317 Jan 18, 7:02pm - #375783 

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you should just use the toyota pink like you're supposed to lol then you simply fill it.

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pinoyricer Jan 18, 8:32pm - #375784 

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Originally Posted by Lucky_317
you should just use the toyota pink like you're supposed to lol then you simply fill it.

lol im not gonna spend extra $ on the toyota stuff just for my old piece of shit 88 camry... i just used this stuff from costco...
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Lucky_317 Jan 19, 12:36am - #375785 

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ok well in your case it's ok lol thought you were talkin about a celica.

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RookieGTS Jan 19, 10:05am - #375786 

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well aye i thought the totoyta one is not pre-mixed? i thought you had to mix it with water too?
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Justinct Jul 27, 5:28am - #451294 
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In a hot climates like Southern California or Nevada. Why not just drain the entire system & put in 100% long life coolant?

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