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Old May 11th, 2007, 09:44 PM
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refill anti-freeze?

this may be the dumbest question ever but I poped the hood to check all fluid levels and realized I have never refilled the antifreeze! well this isnt bad considering I only drive car in the three months during summer and owned it for only bout a year and a half...never had any problems just dont want any to arise...where do i pour antifreeze?? directly into the overflow?? ... considering i dont know shit about cars this would be a huge help..hah
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Old May 12th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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most likely if it was low, you would either have the red dummy light blinking, have the temp gauge rise above normal, or both.

You can check the level by looking in the coolant expansion tank. It has a yellow sticker on it that says coolant or something I think.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:18 PM
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There are anti corrosive and lubricant properties in coolant and I would strongly advice having it changed every year. Clean fluid will keep from clogging the radiator and water journals and is just an overall good idea.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:14 AM
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Antifreeze for Defenders go's in the schpetzer valve which is right near the front of the engine below the flux capacitor. Can't miss it. There is a floating indicator which will tell you when you have added enough fluid.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:47 AM
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Antifreeze for Defenders go's in the schpetzer valve which is right near the front of the engine below the flux capacitor. Can't miss it. There is a floating indicator which will tell you when you have added enough fluid.
My muffler bearings are below my flux capacitor...are the 90s configured differently than the 110s?
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Old May 14th, 2007, 08:43 PM
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Kyle, until you flush it and refill, just buy 50/50 mixed antifreeze (or mix your own) and pour it into the overflow. Any variety that is made for aluminum is fine, but once you flush I suggest sticking to the same brand.

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Old May 15th, 2007, 05:35 AM
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thx charles i thought thats what I should do but i wasnt 100% sure i should do it, so i figured id ask before i fu$% something up. I wasnt sure if there was another duct to pour into...dont know what schpetzer valve is..not sure if he's messing with me..but ya thx..
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Old May 15th, 2007, 07:56 AM
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Yeah, they were just messing with you.

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