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  1. I replaced a new radiator for Chery qq ,because old radiator is damaged by an accident. After that engine heat level is normal,but radiator coolant overflows after a run.I go to many garages,but anyone can't fix it.After that at one place ,radiator fan gives direct to car oil line.Now there is no overflowing, but radiator fan always working and heat level is very low.is that good?plz help
  2. I went out for a 10 minute drive, and by the time I park & switched off the engine, I hear the fan come on & a slight hiss. Opened the hood to find out coolant being sprayed from the hose, near the clamp... quickly switched off the car and the spraying/leaking stopped. Some google searches tells me the clamp might have deteriorated and that it's good to change to a screw-type clamp. But I just want to double check as I'm DIYing this one. Had changed a clamp in my bike's radiator before but this one sounds a bit different. So, new clamp or new hose??
  3. Hi all, My car is toyota vios 2007 and has 1.5 l 1NZ engine. Recently I was driving a long trip and suddenly heat bulb started to blink. So I stopped the car and checked. Coolant level is fine and the fan is working. So after a while when I start the car bulb is off. So I plugged a bluetooth obd reader and observed the coolant temperature while driving. It shows around 94c - 100c and blub never started to blink. Is this temperature is normal? What is the temp level that blinks the bulb? Can that problem is a senser problem? Can anyone help.
  4. So i flushed and refilled the radiator coolant on my car today. just thought of sharing it in detail with you all who are willing to DIY, For the beginners like me to be precise. Things you Need: 1.) Radiator Flush 2.) Coolant 3.) A Garden Hose 4.) A rag/piece of cloth 5.) a bucket/tray to collect the water Step 1: * First make sure the engine is cool * Locate the drain tap below the radiator and remove it. * After Removing the drain tap Remove the radiator cap on the top * Let all water get drained and Collect it for future references Step 2: * Close the drain tap * Fill a small amount of water first * Fill the radiator with the Radiator Flush * Then fill in the radiator with water all the way and close the radiator cap * Start the engine and keep it idle for 10 - 20 minutes with the Heater ON (WARNING: Do Not Drive) * After 10 - 20 minutes, shut down the engine and wait till it cools down (approx - 1hour) Step 3: * After the engine has cooled down, Open the drain tap and then remove the top radiator cap (if not sure, use the rag/cloth to open the cap) * Squeeze the rubber pipes that transfer water and let all the water drain from the radiator * While the drain tap is open, run a hose from the radiator cap with slow flowing water so it wont overflow * While the water is running through the radiator, start the engine and let it idle with the heater on for another 10 minutes (might need a mate for that) * After 10 minutes or so in idle shut off the engine first and remove the hose * Collect the water to check whether the water is clean * Let the engine cool down for another hour or so before re-fitting the drain tap and radiator cap to avoid contact with the hot engine Step 4: * Re-fit the drain tap and fill it with coolant and water (make sure to use the right amount of coolant to water ratio, in my case 1:3) * There is no proper way to measure the water level, The best way is to determine with the collected water the first time you drain the radiator, Best thing is to use a water bottle when refilling to avoid spilling. * Top up the Reserve tank with proper coolant to water ratio (might have to remove the reserve tank from the car to get the water out) * Close the radiator cap and start the engine and let it idle for 10 minutes or so, so all the air will be out of the system and the coolant will be circulating properly in the system * let the engine cool down again and re-open the radiator cap, there will be less water this time so fill it with coolant and water till it reach the mouth of the cap and close the radiator cap. Things You Should Be Carefull With: * Wipe off water from the fan belts before starting the car * Make sure water want spew on to the distributer cap and so on * Before re-fitting drain tap make sure the engine is cooled down to avoid contact with a hot engine * Always fill it with coolant, Do Not Cheap out and just use water * If you have HID kits install, make sure water wont get contact with the balasters and wires. * Since the engine has to be on idle a lot, make sure there is proper ventilation for the exhaust fumes to go out. * Be gentle with the drain taps, since its made of plastic it might break off if way too much pressure is use. and for some cars like Mazda's u have to remove the drain tap with a wrench. Some Images of the process: Radiator Drain Tap: Existing Water in the Radiator (I removed the exisitng coolant the day before to do the process but because of the rain i couldn't proceed so filled with normal water before doing the flush): Filling Radiator Flush: Rubber Pipes to Squeeze: Heater ON: Collected Fluid after Flush: Running water through the radiator with the drain tap open and engine running: Collected water from the radiator after 10 minutes of constant flowing water: Refilling coolant: (1:3 - in my case) Refilling water (1:3 - i used a bottle to measure the needed ratio) Hope this will be helpful to someone. Good Luck.
  5. Hello everyone, I'm looking for experts' advice on the following issue of my recently purchased Mazda Familia BJ5P. Recently I could observe a slight leakage of coolant and was found that it was form one of the hoses connecting to the heater core. When I tried to remove the hose I could find that the plastic connector of the hose end had been damaged and can no longer be used again.(The side connecting to the heater core is OK, but the part connecting to the hose is broken and remains inside the hose) Unfortunately this broken plastic connector seems to be quite difficult to find in my area(Galle), even at reconditioned spare parts outlets and most of them said that it would be very difficult to find it from normal spare part outlets. When I contacted Mazda agents, they told that the part is currently out of stock, but might be available in another 1-2 moths for around Rs.1500. Now I want to fix this issue asap and what would be the best option for me? Is there any other place where I could buy this heater hose connector? Is there a proper way of mending the broken connector and hose? I've found that bypassing the heater core might be an option, but the heater system of the car was working properly and I don't want to loose it if there's a better option. A proper solution or advice on this issue would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
  6. I'm having a Suzuki Siwft beetle 2009 model (Automatic transmission). what is the engine coolant that should be used with this vehicle? Currently I have 3M green color coolant. Red, Green or blue coolant is better for my car?
  7. Hi, I have a pretty basic thing to clarify from you guys. I was putting normal water to my car radiator until last service. At the service station they have flushed the radiator and added a coolant. Since I could see coolant is effectively doing its job at high revs especially when driving in E01, thought of using coolant regurarly instead of water. At service they used a 4 Litre can to top-up and I was using the remainder bit of the can until yesterday to top-up during mornings and it was emptied now. So I bought a new can today (pure coolant). Do I need to mix it 50 - 50 with water before using as the instructions say? coz at the service station they didn't mix it with water. Thanks !
  8. I got repaired my radiator of ma van (Nissan Vanette) cleaned coz i had a radiator block.And earlier I have been using coolant.even though today the radiator repair people said dont use coolant it will damage the radiator by using coolant coz it has some unsuitable chemical and all.so right now i am using water in it.eventhoygh i want to know why he is telling not to use and its good or not ? plz help thanx in advance.
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