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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:10 PM   #46
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yep....that's it

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yup. make sure to check the price at the nearest NAPA, and have them price match it.

around here NAPA is significantly cheaper than O-Reilly on Zerex GO5.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #48
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One quick question, can I use filtered water? Or does it have to be distilled water? I forgot to pick some up last night
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One quick question, can I use filtered water? Or does it have to be distilled water? I forgot to pick some up last night
There's a large gap between "can" and "should".
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Unread 07-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #50
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so that's a no?
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so that's a no?
Distilled only. I'm pretty sure it actually says that on the radiator top
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yup. make sure to check the price at the nearest NAPA, and have them price match it.

around here NAPA is significantly cheaper than O-Reilly on Zerex GO5.
hey how's the price of the premixed compare to mixing your own?
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hey how's the price of the premixed compare to mixing your own?
There is no premix Zerex
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There is no premix Zerex
I could have swore I saw it mentioned in that oreiilly link above... not important though I was just curious.

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Premix Zerex is 11.50
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There is no premix Zerex
it's fairly new....
http://www.amazon.com/Zerex-ZXG05RU1.../dp/B0033QQ4VW

personally, I buy the undiluted. here's my version of the flush procedure...
  1. buy an antifreeze tester, 5 gallon bucket, antifreeze drain pan, a black sharpie, a medium sized plastic funnel, 2 bottles of undiluted Zerex GO5, and 4-10 gallons distilled water.
  2. drain coolant into drain pan to be properly disposed of. don't dump it in your yard or flush it. you can use old windshield washer fluid containers, milk jugs or your distilled water jugs to cart it off to be recycled.
  3. flush the cooling system completely with garden hose flush kit, as directed by instructions. water should run clear before finished.
  4. drain system completely (tap water)
  5. refill with distilled water (~2-2.5 gallons)
  6. if thermostat is not removed, run engine warm. if removed, just run it. (circulate distilled water). You can drive around for a few days with the distilled, to circulate.
  7. when ready, let cool & drain again. if water is still contaminated and does not run clear, return to step 2. or drain/flush with distilled as much as you'd like. You may need to disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator to drain any debris/chunks out.
  8. don't even bother with the engine block plug. After draining, dump about 1-1/4 gallons (5L) of undiluted Zerex into the radiator. Top off with distilled water. After running the engine to circulate & mix, you should now have a perfect 50:50 coolant mix in your cooling system.
  9. take the remaining Zerex bottle & about 3/4 gallon of distilled water and dump them into 5 gallon bucket. mix well with paint stirrer or whatever is clean & handy.
  10. use antifreeze tester to verify concentration of bucket, so you know how to use & read it.
  11. take contents of 5 gallon bucket, dump into the empty Zerex GO5 container until full, using funnel. mark 50/50 MIX on the Zerex containers with black sharpie.
  12. If you need to top off the radiator, put funnel on radiator opening, and dump your new 50/50 mix into the radiator until system full. The radiator should appear completely full when the engine is cool. To expedite the air burping, you can remove the radiator cap and squeeze the upper radiator hose to push out as much air as possible.
  13. remove the coolant overflow and clean it out well. remove any mud, debris or contamination. buy a new one if necessary.
  14. once the overflow is clean, fill it to the HOT mark with the 50/50 mix you made earlier.
  15. warm engine up. there may be air in the cooling system. if you have an air bleed opening on the thermostat, over time the air will be vented into the overflow bottle, and antifreeze will be sucked into the radiator from the overflow bottle when the radiator cap is closed. Continue topping off the overflow as necessary - DO NOT let the overflow bottle run dry - you'll introduce new air into the cooling system. The overflow should read at the hot/full mark when the engine has been running at the normal operating temp of ~210°F for a while.
  16. after driving for a few days, verify antifreeze concentration with tester at radiator cap. if concentration is too low, add 100% undiluted antifreeze to overflow bottle or radiator. if concentration too high or too low, add distilled water or 100% Zerex to achieve desired 50/50 concentration.
  17. if you must drain some to keep system from overflowing, make sure drain pan is clean. you can save this basically new antifreeze by pouring it back into the 50/50 MIX container, and adding undiluted or distilled as necessary to maintain desired concentration.

The total coolant volume of the 4.0L is about 2.6 gallons (10 liters), and the block itself will hold quite a bit, so just draining the radiator won't do it.

Also, regarding the flush kits - note many of them have a black rubber gasket, which may NOT be compatible with HOAT coolant. It will deteriorate over a couple years time...at least mine did. Replace this gasket with a regular silicone garden hose gasket.

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Nice Unlimited I been waiting for the little write-up to show it's head somewhere for a bit now

I haven't checked my condition since I got it ...that said I'm sure you can imagine I'm too lazy to look it up right now...do you care to mention where I should look for the plug so that I can drain the block as well? Also, that's a freeze plug right? Do I recall correctly that once removed you have to put a new one in its place?

Seriously though, thanks for those instructions.
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Nice Unlimited I been waiting for the little write-up to show it's head somewhere for a bit now

I haven't checked my condition since I got it ...that said I'm sure you can imagine I'm too lazy to look it up right now...do you care to mention where I should look for the plug so that I can drain the block as well? Also, that's a freeze plug right? Do I recall correctly that once removed you have to put a new one in its place?

Seriously though, thanks for those instructions.
it is not a freeze plug. there is a small drain plug on the rear drivers side of the block (IIRC), it uses a 3/8" or 1/2" square drive if memory serves me correct. Since my coolant was clean with no signs of corrosion, I didn't mess with it because the space is kinda tight with the two mini-cats & trans lines there.
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it is not a freeze plug. there is a small drain plug on the rear drivers side of the block (IIRC), it uses a 3/8" or 1/2" square drive if memory serves me correct. Since my coolant was clean with no signs of corrosion, I didn't mess with it because the space is kinda tight with the two mini-cats & trans lines there.
much obliged sir. I think I'll check the condition and watch the flush material and skip it if all else looks good. Thanks again
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