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Pls When Can I Add Water To My New Car Radiator? by Nobody: 8:47pm On Jan 23, 2017
Am new to auto world, when can i add water to my new car radiator? Just curious about it, though is temperature is normal no overheating, i just wanted to know before it needed, the car is just 2 wewks and half, a new tokunbo Golf 4 variant.
Car specialist, pls respond.
Re: Pls When Can I Add Water To My New Car Radiator? by diportivo: 9:27pm On Jan 23, 2017
Is ur radiator low on coolant?

Or u r just in the mood to play around with d car cos its still shacking u? wink

Aslong as it isn't low on fluid,don't bother

Remember,the reservoir isn't meant to be filled to the brim
Re: Pls When Can I Add Water To My New Car Radiator? by Paulpaulpaul(m): 9:30pm On Jan 23, 2017
If the car is new, coolant will be there na, no need add any water
Re: Pls When Can I Add Water To My New Car Radiator? by Nobody: 9:33pm On Jan 23, 2017
Paulpaulpaul:
If the car is new, coolant will be there na, no need add any water
thanks
Re: Pls When Can I Add Water To My New Car Radiator? by ZIMDRILL(m): 9:44pm On Jan 23, 2017
dancok:
Am new to auto world, when can i add water to my new car radiator? Just curious about it, though is temperature is normal no overheating, i just wanted to know before it needed, the car is just 2 wewks and half, a new tokunbo Golf 4 variant.
Car specialist, pls respond.

it depends

let me teach you few things

radiator must be filled with coolant/anti freeze, coolant/freeze (concentrate) is a liquid chemical that should be mixed with water on 50:50 ratio

though some coolant/antifreeze come already mixed so when buying it depends whether you bought the ready mixed or concentrate

this coolant/antifreeze differs in colour based on the car manufacturer some are reddish/pink/orange and some are green, so if the colour in your coolant/antifreeze is becoming my lighter in colour you add coolant/antifreeze if its more dark you add water

finally most african people we go poor maintaince culture we use water instead of the coolant/antifreeze


back your question when should you add water(coolant/antifreeze) into the radiator, you only add it if it is below the minimum mark, it should between minimum and maximum

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Re: Pls When Can I Add Water To My New Car Radiator? by Nobody: 9:57pm On Jan 23, 2017
ZIMDRILL:


it depends

let me teach you few things

radiator must be filled with coolant/anti freeze, coolant/freeze (concentrate) is a liquid chemical that should be mixed with water on 50:50 ratio

though some coolant/antifreeze come already mixed so when buying it depends whether you bought the ready mixed or concentrate

this coolant/antifreeze differs in colour based on the car manufacturer some are reddish/pink/orange and some are green, so if the colour in your coolant/antifreeze is becoming my lighter in colour you add coolant/antifreeze if its more dark you add water

finally most african people we go poor maintaince culture we use water instead of the coolant/antifreeze


back your question when should you add water(coolant/antifreeze) into the radiator, you only add it if it is below the minimum mark, it should between minimum and maximum
thanks this is more explanatory.

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