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Old 18 Aug 2009, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Coolant & Oil tips.

Hi guys, was having a poke around the engine bay last night and noticed the coolant level was rather low. I know its only coolant but are there any I should look out for?? Also It time for my oil change, done roughly 6K miles since its last one. What do people recommend??

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Re: Coolant & Oil tips.

Leaking ends on the rads were a fairly common fault though youd probably notice the smell of coolant when rad were hot even if only a small leak-worst case scenario ................... headgasket.


Other than that check all hoses for leaks/heater matrix in car(though rare)also check Header tank for leaks an not sure if later cars are the same but theres a small metal coolant pipe with a bracket on it that sits just above where the exhaust comes across front of engine from passenger side head,Think if i remember right(though could be wrong its bin a while since i changed mine)it goes from thermostat housing to oil cooler jobby, rubber hose each end an it rusts like mad worth checking.


For oil motul 300v i`ll never use anything else in mine.
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Re: Coolant & Oil tips.

I'll have another poke about the rad tomorrow, could just possibly be low? Its done about 6K miles since it was last checked at a dealer. Thanks for the oil tip, shall buy some asap!
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