If it's the head gasket you will notice harder starting, burning coolant, and low compression. If so which coolant is prefered? It helps prevent rust and corrosion in your engine, but is less effective at doing this as it gets old and breaks down. Prestone Extended Life has been proven in the laboratory to be compatible with all new extended life formulas at concentrations typically used in all newer vehicles coming off the production line today. Thoroughly flushing the coolant system due to contamination If you want a through flush, leave the lower hoses open and apply low pressure compressed air to the coolant reservoir hoses to push the coolant out. Remove the lower radiator hose too and what's replaced will be enough to keep the coolant in good condition. It will turn brown and sludge.
Can I drive the car for a while until, i get some extra money? Drain the radiator and disconnect the oil cooler hoses to drain the block. I would also replace the reservoir tank. The one thing I could caution is about what water was used. If you open the reservoir while the coolant system is hot, scalding coolant could spray out so be very careful opening the coolant system while it's hot and pressurized! Refill with G12 and distilled water mix. Refill with G12 and distilled water mix. Isn't that the simplest thing to do? Prestone extended life, Havoline Extended life dexcool.
I would not drive more than that with the goofball mixture. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Antifreeze stock in-person! Now, I dropped my car at my local mechanic in Downtown seems to tell me that the Prestone Coolant is fine for my car. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Antifreeze product you desperately need. There are different coolant formulas and there are differences but I think it pertains to trying to get the best long-term performance and long-term corrosion protection. Coolant, also known as antifreeze, serves a few purposes in your engine. He would rather continue to take his car to people who have no clue and complain with the outcome. Open the coolant reservoir cover pictured below.
When it comes to vehicle maintenance, fluid changes top our list of things you should pay attention to and keep on top of. Also remove the coolant flange on the driver's side cylinder head and flush there. Also note that you should never use radiator stop leak products. Repeat until water comes out clear. Obviously, when liquid starts coming out of the hose, reattach and re-clamp the hose. I did take your advice on the battery, you told me it was the wrong one.
Make sure any hoses or drains that you loosened earlier are secure. I would delay as little as possible or you could be dealing with much more expensive problems like a clogged heater core or radiator. You can use any high spot, I just use this hose because it's very easy to reach and it's high in the coolant circuit. If you need to thoroughly flush the system, see the section below. You want distilled water rather than tap water because tap water can have mineral solids in it that will settle out. G12 does not look brown and nasty after high miles so I'm pretty sure it's been mixed.
Wouldn't hurt to contact him though, he might be able to direct you to someone who won't screw you over. Another possibility is that someone mixed incompatible coolants together. Regular, store-bought antifreeze often has chemicals in it that can wear down gaskets and other parts in your system. Prestone provides protection up to 5 years or 150,000 miles when flushed and filled according to directions. Otherwise, follow as stated from tdicaddyguy. Wouldn't hurt to contact him though, he might be able to direct you to someone who won't screw you over.
Now, I wish I could do that, but seriously strapped for cash, and was wondering how much will this service cost me at a local shop? If it is silicate free you need to verify the testing that was done on the coolant. I will post what is replied. If you flush with water and then put premix in it will get diluted by the remaining water in the system. You don't need a new thermostat. Use your finger to block the other end of the hose to effectively push air out the open hose. You can apply low pressure air to the overflow coolant tank to get additional fluid out. Is this an expensive job? We've worked hard over 11 years designing a website experience that makes it easy for anyone to idenify whether parts fit their car.
Unclamp the hose outlined in green in the picture below and pull that end back. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of the tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not World Mechanics. Other than the mixing issue, I don't know of any coolant that attacks your car. If your radiator doesn't have a drain valve, remove the lower radiator hose to drain the radiator. We demonstrated on the 1. If your fluid is dirty and contaminated or you want to switch from pink to green coolant or vice versa, see the below section on thoroughly flushing the coolant system.
Fortified with Cor-Guard inhibitors, Prestone's patented formula prevents corrosion, helping a vehicle's cooling system run more efficiently. It is not an expensive job but you should be able to do it yourself fairly easily. You could also contact local member Wingnut, he would be a good guy to help you out for a likely more reasonable cost than most shops. Remove the hose at the coolant reservoir and flush at the hose there. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Antifreeze products for the 1998 Volkswagen Jetta. If your fluid is still pink and clean, you can just open the lower radiator hose and the oil cooler hose and refill as necessary. Check for any leaks and check the level after a longer normal drive.