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Old 12-30-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
stephen morgan
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Anti freeze renewal help

I want to change the anti freeze in my 93 for escort 1.4 single point
injection.

I only have a resevoir tank to top up, how can I get some of the water out
as just to top up with anti freeze, I have no filler cap on top of the
radiater.

Whats the easiest way, if i top up the resevoir with anti freeze will this
mix with
the rest of the water in my radiater and block. Sorry if this sounds trivial
Im just worried
that my engine will crack if i dont do the anti freeze in this bad weather.


Thanks.


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Old 12-30-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

"stephen morgan" <stephen.morgan34@btinternet.com> wrote:

> I want to change the anti freeze in my 93 for escort 1.4 single point
> injection.
>
> I only have a resevoir tank to top up, how can I get some of the water
> out as just to top up with anti freeze, I have no filler cap on top of
> the radiater.
>
> Whats the easiest way, if i top up the resevoir with anti freeze will
> this mix with
> the rest of the water in my radiater and block. Sorry if this sounds
> trivial Im just worried
> that my engine will crack if i dont do the anti freeze in this bad
> weather.


If you dont know when it was done last, best to also flush the system

Make sure you use an approved flushing agent.

The system neednt be drained, alll the way, but flush with regular water
then the chemical, then water again.

There should be a drain fitting at bottom of the radiator tank..

Are you SURE there's no way to fill the system directly? Opposed to
'topping off', Filling it MUST be done directly...I dont know UK models,
of course.

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Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 12-30-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

Not sure if I can do it directly.

"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
news:Xns973CA1C58C4DBpettyfogery@207.115.17.102...
> "stephen morgan" <stephen.morgan34@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> > I want to change the anti freeze in my 93 for escort 1.4 single point
> > injection.
> >
> > I only have a resevoir tank to top up, how can I get some of the water
> > out as just to top up with anti freeze, I have no filler cap on top of
> > the radiater.
> >
> > Whats the easiest way, if i top up the resevoir with anti freeze will
> > this mix with
> > the rest of the water in my radiater and block. Sorry if this sounds
> > trivial Im just worried
> > that my engine will crack if i dont do the anti freeze in this bad
> > weather.

>
> If you dont know when it was done last, best to also flush the system
>
> Make sure you use an approved flushing agent.
>
> The system neednt be drained, alll the way, but flush with regular water
> then the chemical, then water again.
>
> There should be a drain fitting at bottom of the radiator tank..
>
> Are you SURE there's no way to fill the system directly? Opposed to
> 'topping off', Filling it MUST be done directly...I dont know UK models,
> of course.
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!



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Old 12-31-2005, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

Hiya,

Turn your heater setting to hot. Take the cap off the reservoir tank, take
off the bottom radiator hose at one end, the radiator tanks are only plastic
so be careful, they break easily if they're a few years old so try and
remove the hose from the engine end.
Let it drain, (usually over your feet) Replace the hose and refill with
water and a cooling system flush. Yep, it does fill thru' the reservoir
tank.
Run it up 'till warm and drain again. (or as advised on the flush you're
using)
Put in your anti-freeze, a couple of litres should be enough depending on
where you are, and top up with water. Run the engine for a few minutes and
top up as required then replace the reservoir cap and run until warm. Make
sure your heater gives you warm air. Check the bottom hose for leaks (keep
your fingers out of the radiator fan!)
Let it cool and check the reservoir level.

m


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Old 12-31-2005, 08:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

"pottsy" <pottsy@pottsy.com> wrote:

> Hiya,
>
> Turn your heater setting to hot. Take the cap off the reservoir tank,
> take off the bottom radiator hose at one end, the radiator tanks are
> only plastic so be careful, they break easily if they're a few years
> old so try and remove the hose from the engine end.
> Let it drain, (usually over your feet) Replace the hose and refill
> with water and a cooling system flush. Yep, it does fill thru' the
> reservoir tank.
> Run it up 'till warm and drain again. (or as advised on the flush
> you're using)
> Put in your anti-freeze, a couple of litres should be enough depending
> on where you are, and top up with water. Run the engine for a few
> minutes and top up as required then replace the reservoir cap and run
> until warm. Make sure your heater gives you warm air. Check the bottom
> hose for leaks (keep your fingers out of the radiator fan!)
> Let it cool and check the reservoir level.
>


Heh... yet again, misread reservoir for overflow/degas bottle.

rule:
IF it's pressurized, you fill from there, if not pressurized in normal
running circumstances, it's 'topping off' only.


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you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

>
> Heh... yet again, misread reservoir for overflow/degas bottle.
>


eeeeh I don't know, you lot out there in the colonies having different words
for similar things, it only confuses us ya know!!

have a happy new year man (and everybody else)

m


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Old 12-31-2005, 09:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

Damn, I think I better get a garage to do this, i dont feel confident
enough, hope the weather does
not get any worse

thanks for the help guys


"pottsy" <pottsy@pottsy.com> wrote in message
news:dp5ii1$7ju$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Hiya,
>
> Turn your heater setting to hot. Take the cap off the reservoir tank, take
> off the bottom radiator hose at one end, the radiator tanks are only

plastic
> so be careful, they break easily if they're a few years old so try and
> remove the hose from the engine end.
> Let it drain, (usually over your feet) Replace the hose and refill with
> water and a cooling system flush. Yep, it does fill thru' the reservoir
> tank.
> Run it up 'till warm and drain again. (or as advised on the flush you're
> using)
> Put in your anti-freeze, a couple of litres should be enough depending on
> where you are, and top up with water. Run the engine for a few minutes and
> top up as required then replace the reservoir cap and run until warm. Make
> sure your heater gives you warm air. Check the bottom hose for leaks (keep
> your fingers out of the radiator fan!)
> Let it cool and check the reservoir level.
>
> m
>
>



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Old 12-31-2005, 09:01   #8 (permalink)
stephen morgan
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

So it does fill from the resevoir tank ???


"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
news:Xns973D6B15423C0pettyfogery@207.115.17.102...
> "pottsy" <pottsy@pottsy.com> wrote:
>
> > Hiya,
> >
> > Turn your heater setting to hot. Take the cap off the reservoir tank,
> > take off the bottom radiator hose at one end, the radiator tanks are
> > only plastic so be careful, they break easily if they're a few years
> > old so try and remove the hose from the engine end.
> > Let it drain, (usually over your feet) Replace the hose and refill
> > with water and a cooling system flush. Yep, it does fill thru' the
> > reservoir tank.
> > Run it up 'till warm and drain again. (or as advised on the flush
> > you're using)
> > Put in your anti-freeze, a couple of litres should be enough depending
> > on where you are, and top up with water. Run the engine for a few
> > minutes and top up as required then replace the reservoir cap and run
> > until warm. Make sure your heater gives you warm air. Check the bottom
> > hose for leaks (keep your fingers out of the radiator fan!)
> > Let it cool and check the reservoir level.
> >

>
> Heh... yet again, misread reservoir for overflow/degas bottle.
>
> rule:
> IF it's pressurized, you fill from there, if not pressurized in normal
> running circumstances, it's 'topping off' only.
>
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!



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Old 12-31-2005, 10:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

yep


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Old 12-31-2005, 10:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Anti freeze renewal help

On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 09:21:05 +0000 (UTC), "pottsy" <pottsy@pottsy.com>
wrote:

>Hiya,
>
>Turn your heater setting to hot. Take the cap off the reservoir tank, take
>off the bottom radiator hose at one end, the radiator tanks are only plastic
>so be careful, they break easily if they're a few years old so try and
>remove the hose from the engine end.
>Let it drain, (usually over your feet) Replace the hose and refill with
>water and a cooling system flush. Yep, it does fill thru' the reservoir
>tank.
>Run it up 'till warm and drain again. (or as advised on the flush you're
>using)
>Put in your anti-freeze, a couple of litres should be enough depending on
>where you are, and top up with water. Run the engine for a few minutes and
>top up as required then replace the reservoir cap and run until warm. Make
>sure your heater gives you warm air. Check the bottom hose for leaks (keep
>your fingers out of the radiator fan!)
>Let it cool and check the reservoir level.
>
>m
>


And keep your pets away. ONE DROP of antifreeze will kill most pets,
and some of them like the taste of it.
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