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hi everyone,

Does anyone know whether I can add anti-Freeze to my engine by
just putting anti-freeze into the expansion tank.
or do I have to do the whole flush thing.
and if so any tips?

any help would be much appreciated.
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Get yaself one of those coolant strength testers (about 2 here) then you'll whether to add coolant or water or mixtures of. Overddoing the coolant can reduce its effectiveness.

No problem sticking coolant straight in but watch your paintwork!!

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Did that, put fresh coolant in. What wonderful stuff
sorted everything out. my belt doesnt whistle anymore
feels smoother. Brilliant stuff.

I recomend flushing and coolant.
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Guys, have a related question, although you posted over a year ago!

Have noticed my coolant level has gone below MIN mark and on motorways the engine temp just keeps rising. Can I just top up with normal 'bought in petrol station' coolant and antifreeze until it goes in for a service soon or do I need to flush and replace/test etc?

What stuff did you use in the end?

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You maybe have a radiator problem, or the thermostat is stuck.
I'd top up with a branded antifreeze, but its not really going to affect the overheating if the radiator is on it's last legs. Do you see rust and white powder on the radiator fins?
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