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karlp606

Drain Coolant?

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I,ve had some blue cheap coolant in my is for some time, car has always run fine but I understand I should have the red long life coolant in.

How do I go about draining and refilling! Is it pretty straight forward with just draining out the old and putting new in?

Ps what coolant should go for?

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simple.

drain & flush, then re-fill 2 ltrs anti-freeze.

you could use either really.

i have used bluecol anti-freeze which is red in colour.

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dont forget to bleed the system. leave the rad cap off for a while.

makesure your rad fan works then job done.

when engine cool, check your coolant level.

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quick way.....

remove the rad cap

remove the bottom you will loose all the coolant this way..

go to toyota and buy the pink coolant(not as expensive as you think)buy 5 lrts you will need it all

put the bottom hose back on

fill up the rad

start the car put the heaters on full blast hottest temp and point to windscreen(if you can have the front slightly higher than the rear)

keep topping up till you can put no more in(remember the overflow bottle too)

put the cap back on and let the car go to temp

turn the car off and let it cool down

once cooled down remove cap and top up

job done...

tools

pliers(for bottom hose)

screw driver(star and straight)i dont know what type of clips on your rad hose

5lrts of pink coolant

1 hour of your time

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you dont need to worrie about the drain hose just pull the bottom hose off job done mate..

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Is the antifreeze premixed then Ormi?

Sounds simple compared to the LS where there are 2 drain cocks on the block too!

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the toyota lexus coolant is mate....

you dont need to touch the drain plugs on any cars block as long as you drain it from the lowest point ie the bottom rad hose....

it emptys the system..

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I can see the coolant hose at the bottom but how do I catch the draining coolant as the underbody plastic shield straight under the radiator so I cant put a bucket or anything under to catch the old coolant, do I need to remove the under shield? :question:

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Anyone bought 5ltrs of Pink coolant from Toyota/Lexus?

What is the retail price please?

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Done mine today , I just used the pitcock drain valve and let it drain, filled it back with distiller water to flush it . Then refilled with new antifreeze . Job done .

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