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    Hey guys I was wondering if anyone had a step by step guide on changing our RColt Coolant?! I know there was ome up few months ago before the site crashed but Its been deleted now! If anyone could help out Id appreciate it heaps =)

  • #2
    Look up on youtube there's tons of "how-to" video's there. Although not specifically for the RColt, the process is just the same. The good thing about this car is that you don't have to crawl underneath to locate the radiator plug. You simply access it from the engine bay, it's located on the driver's side of the radiator. Open the radiator cap, unscrew the plug, let it drain out, do the flush procedure, fill up with fresh coolant, have a beer.

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    • #3
      Used google to search rcolt

      Link - http://www.rcolt.com/forum/motor-sec...nt-for-u-rcolt

      here are the workshop instructions if you dont have them



      ENGINE COOLANT REPLACEMENT



      1. Drain the water from the radiator, heater core and

      engine after unplugging the radiator drain plug

      and removing the radiator cap.

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      2. Drain the water in the water jacket by unplugging

      the drain plug of the cylinder block.

      3. Remove the radiator condenser tank and drain

      the coolant.

      4. Drain the coolant then clean the path of the

      coolant by injecting water into the radiator from

      the radiator cap area.

      5. Apply the designated sealant to the screw area of

      the cylinder block drain plug, and then tighten to

      the specified torque.

      Specified sealant: 3M Nut Locking Part

      No.4171 or equivalent

      Tightening torque: 40 5 N⋅m

      6. Securely tighten the drain plug of the radiator.

      7. Reinstall the radiator condenser tank.

      8. By referring to the section on coolant, select an

      appropriate concentration for safe operating

      temperature within the range of 30 to 60%. Use

      the special tool LLC changer (MB991871) to refill

      the engine coolant up to the top of the radiator

      port. A convenient mixture is a 50% water and

      50% antifreeze solution (freezing point: −31C).

      Recommended antifreeze: DIA QUEEN SUPER

      LONG LIFE COOLANT or equivalent

      Quantity: 6.8 L

      NOTE: For how to use special tool MB991871,

      refer to its manufacturer’s instructions.

      9. Tighten the radiator cap securely.

      10.Remove the radiator condenser tank cap, and

      add the engine coolant up to the "F" line of the

      level gauge.

      11.Turn the A/C switch to OFF position to start the

      engine and warm up until the cooling fan

      operates.

      NOTE: This work is to open the thermostat fully.

      12.Rev the engine several times and then stop it.

      Check that there are no coolant leaks.

      13.Remove the radiator cap with the engine cool,

      and then refill the engine coolant up to the top of

      the radiator port.

      14.Tighten the radiator cap securely.

      CAUTION

      Do not overfill the radiator condenser tank.

      15.Remove the radiator condenser tank cap, and

      add the engine coolant up to the "F" line of the

      level gauge.

      CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT

      M1141001100619

      Measure the temperature and specific gravity of the

      engine coolant to check the antifreeze concentration.

      Standard value: 30 − 60% (allowable concentra-

      tion range)

      Recommended antifreeze: DIAQUEEN SUPER

      LONG LIFE COOLANT or equivalent

      CAUTION

      If the concentration of the anti-freeze is below

      30%, the anti-corrosion property will be

      adversely affected. In addition, if the concentra-

      tion is above 60%, both the anti-freezing and

      engine cooling properties will decrease, affecting

      the engine adversely. For these reasons, be sure

      to maintain the concentration level within the

      specified range.


      Also another guide from Castrol website - [URL="http://www.castrol.com/castrol/genericarticle.do?categoryId=8004008&contentId=600 8557"]http://www.castrol.com/castrol/gener...tentId=6008557[/URL="http://www.castrol.com/castrol/genericarticle.do?categoryId=8004008&contentId=600 8557"]
      Last edited by Blaze; 20-06-2013, 12:21 PM.

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      • #4
        Hey blaze, have you done this yourself before?! Also do you know how to avoid getting air in throughthe cylindar drain plug?! Will using that device mentioed in the coolant blog or a big funnel push the air out?! Im goin to do this on the weekend..

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        • #5
          V V V V

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          • #6
            I havent changed it on my colt yet.
            But it looks the same as my previous lancer and mirage.

            Same proccess and no air bubbles

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            • #7
              I'd also recommend that you get those premixed ready-to-use coolants....saves the hassle of measuring shit.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Blaze View Post
                I havent changed it on my colt yet. But it looks the same as my previous lancer and mirage. Same proccess and no air bubbles

                Did you use the special tool MB991871, do you think you could get one from super cheap Auto?!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fizz View Post
                  I'd also recommend that you get those premixed ready-to-use coolants....saves the hassle of measuring shit.
                  yeah Fizz I Bought them today, 2 of the Nulon Pre mixed 33% concentrate mix, Anti boiling/ Anti freeze coolant

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                  • #10
                    you don't actually need to use that special tool to do the job.

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                    • #11
                      Should just be standard socket. no special tools needed

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                      • #12
                        No special tools needed. Just your basic socket

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blaze View Post
                          No special tools needed. Just your basic socket
                          where abouts is the drain screw for the block?! I saw from maccas post apparently its on the back of the block which is gonna make it a bitch to get to.

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