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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
If you undo the bottom radiator hose, you can direct the coolant into a basin or washing up bowl type of container. Don't use any utensil you intend to use in the house though.. that coolant is more toxic than drinking engine oil.
Similarly, don't let the stuff just run onto the floor (it'll go sticky for one thing and it'll get into the drainage system and end up in ground water. Collect it in an old bowl and stick it into an empty oil etc. container. Take it to the refuse collection centre and tip it into the oil collection tank, if the council doesn't have anything for hazardous waste..
To flush the old blue/green out of the block, refit the hose loosely and 3/4-fill the system with regular tap water. Run the engin for 10 or 15 seconds and then re-drain it. The amount of blue/green stuff will be insignificant then. I think someone did try mixing blue/green and pink/orange and it didn't have any adverse reaction... but even so, get as much of the old stuff out as possible.
Buy concentrated rather than pre-mixed.. so you can mix the new stuff 55/45. When you add it to the car, the water still in the block will make the mix' come out about 50:50. Don't use more concentrated than 50:50 since the water is needed to raise the boiling point of the antifreeze.
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