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Honda Coolant

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I am about to replace coolant for my lude. Does anyone know if Honda type 2 coolant (blue) would mix with other coolant (the coolant already in my car is green). And is the coolant drain bolt for the engine the 19mm bolt immediately to the left of the oil filter?
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No no no lol, that is definitely not the drain, its not a bolt, it is a plug on the bottom of the radiator and you can twist it with your hand.
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Re: Honda Coolant

I use the type 2 and have mixed it before but now its all I run.
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No no no lol, that is definitely not the drain, its not a bolt, it is a plug on the bottom of the radiator and you can twist it with your hand.
That's the petcock used to drain the radiator. The 19mm bolt he is referring to is indeed the drain bolt. You will need to remove it to COMPLETELY drain your system, however it is such a pain in the ass to get off that lots of people skip it. I've only had it off one time in order to install a block heater and it is by far the hardest bolt on the entire car to get off in my experience.
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That's the petcock used to drain the radiator. The 19mm bolt he is referring to is indeed the drain bolt. You will need to remove it to COMPLETELY drain your system, however it is such a pain in the ass to get off that lots of people skip it. I've only had it off one time in order to install a block heater and it is by far the hardest bolt on the entire car to get off in my experience.
Hmmm, good info... I lose lol
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You don't really lose bro haha, you're basically right, that's how I and everyone else I know drains the system, but try this out next time you do it. Drain it with the petcock like you have been until you THINK the system is empty, then go back and remove that 19mm drain plug. There is a ****LOAD of coolant left in there haha.
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Re: Honda Coolant

Wasnt sure how much coolant was still in the system after draining the rad. Now i know ****load is a real standard unit of measurement, lol. Im changing thermo and rad in a few days.... soon as my no-spill kit arrives.
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Re: Honda Coolant

Yeah dude when I removed that drain bolt (I thought the system was already empty since I drained it from the radiator) I got a ****ing shower, no joke. There was soooo much coolant left in there.
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Re: Honda Coolant

Another question that I have is about the fan. The manual says after bleeding or refilling the rad, start the engine and let it warm up. Set temperature to max heat. The fan should come on twice. For my car, I start the car and let it run for over half an hour with max heat but I don't see the fan coming on. Not sure if something is wrong. I drove the car this morning for about an hour and the temp. gauge was at it usual position.
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My fans never come on. IDK what the deal is with that. I really wouldn't worry about it mate. As long as you let the motor run and let all the air bubbles get out of the coolant system, you'll be fine.
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You don't really lose bro haha, you're basically right, that's how I and everyone else I know drains the system, but try this out next time you do it. Drain it with the petcock like you have been until you THINK the system is empty, then go back and remove that 19mm drain plug. There is a ****LOAD of coolant left in there haha.
Haha I know cause I have the head off and there is still coolant in the block was just going to remove it by turning the motor upside down when I take it out but I might just use that plug now
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Re: Honda Coolant

I drained the radiator, but I couldn't get to the engine block drain bolt. That's why I was wondering if the blue honda coolant would mix with the green coolant that I couldn't get out of the engine. It took me an hour under the car to finally know where the drain bolt is located.
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