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FITTING A NEW RADIATOR - (not the result of accident damage)


1. Before removing the radiator, check the system for stray current.
 
2. If no current leakage is found, flush out the existing coolant/inhibitor with a quality alkaline cooling system flush. Drain and rinse the cooling system, including the overflow bottle and heater core.
 
If stray current is found then refer to STRAY CURRENT CHECK PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT: Fit the new radiator and fill with water, re-check for any stray current.
 

3. Select the correct coolant/inhibitor which complies to Australian Standard AS2108-97 (A) and/or the vehicle manufacturers recommendations and fill the system using Distilled, Demineralized or Reverse Osmosis (RO) water to the correct ratios as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. (This should be between 30-50% by volume).
Bring the engine up to temperature and let cool, re-check the coolant level and top up if necessary.

NOTE: Vehicle manufacturers instructions for filling the cooling system must be followed to ensure that air locks are removed from the cooling system.

 

FITTING A NEW RADIATOR - (due to accident damage)

 

1. As the existing would be accident damaged, no initial stray current reading can be taken.
Fit the new radiator and flush the cooling system with a quality alkaline cooling system flush, drain and rinse the cooling system, including the overflow bottle, heater core and fill with water.

 
2. Check for stray current and if found the refer to STRAY CURRENT CHECK PROCEDURE.
 

3. If stray current is not present, or when the stray current problem has been corrected, drain the water from the cooling system.
 

4. Select the correct coolant/inhibitor which complies to the Australian Standard AS2108-97 (A) and/or the vehicle manufacturers recommendations and fill the system using Distilled, Demineralized or Reverse Osmosis (RO) water to the correct ratios as recommended by the vehicle manufacturers (this should be between 30-50% volume).
Bring the engine up to temperature and let cool, re-check the coolant level and top up if necessary.

NOTE: Vehicle manufacturers instructions for filling the cooling system must be followed to ensure that air locks are removed from the cooling system.