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Old 28 February 2017, 04:45 PM   #1  
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Default Another tip for coolant filling

I know there are loads of posts about filling coolant on scoobs, but thought I would share a method I used recently for "fill slowly and do not allow it to glug".

I used a glass bottle with a constant flow spirit pouring nozel fitted and filled from the edge of a funnel that was tipped over to one side slighty. It worked a treat, but sadly my overheating problems are bigger then just a coolant change....

And yes, it was a washed out wine bottle..
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Old 13 March 2018, 10:13 PM   #2  
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Thanks for the tip. What pipe is it that I am filling the coolant via? I know it is one attached to the header tank. Is it the pipe facing the windscreen which goes directly to turbo area?

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Hi, no worries.

Yes it's the one at the back of header tank that goes to the turbo. I've used this method a few times now and it's worked perfectly every time.
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Old 14 March 2018, 06:36 AM   #4  
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So I just fill that pipe until header tank is full and the reattach? I presume the header tank does fill up via that pipe?
As I start car to bleed system, I leave header tank cap off?

Do I only tiop up any required coolant from the overflow tank as car is running and not the header tank?

sorry for all questions- maybe you could run me through your process of easing coolant?

Thanks! I think I know what I am doing but just want to be clear !

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Have a search on here there is a post by alcazar that runs through the process step-by-step.. this was just a tip on filling it without glugging
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Got it thanks!
Last question- when topping up as car is running - do I do this via header tank or plasttic overflow bottle
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header tank I'd say, but make sure there is some coolant in the expansion tank also, to the line
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Thank you very much
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