Oct 2, When the weather turns cold, liquids will contract. So after a few days of good cold overnight temps, you'll see the coolant level in the expansion tank drop. would just adding the right coolant without flushing it hurt my car?. The coolant system is designed to keep the engine at a near constant temperature. If the temp is too cold it affects fuel ecconomy and. Oct 21, I've been keeping a keen eye on my coolant level via the expansion tank since a head gasket change almost 2 months ago. For the past month.
Mar 31, In my first 6 months of ownership the coolant level was close to full whenever I checked it. Hot coolant will read higher on the reservoir gauge than cold coolant. . It wouldn't hurt to get it pressure tested, just to be safe at the very MY XT and my coolant level drops over time, it usually uses approx ml. 1) Coolant level warning appears always after a cold start, despite is that the coolant level reads normal when the engine is cold and only drops top up coolant to proper level (even slightly higher will not hurt at this stage). Coolant is the fluid that absorbs heat from the engine and then dissipates it If you check your coolant level when the engine is cold, the coolant should be at or Coolant that's diluted or weak can freeze when the temperature drops below
Nov 4, Eric Lai discusses how Cold temperatures affect cars negatively in many The rubber compound in all-season tires hardens when temps drop below? Your engine block will be more vulnerable to cracking due to frozen coolant. rates will vary depending on your chosen insurer and coverage level. water level was spot on again.???. engine was still cold as it only ran for 2 minutes. You should find the coolant level drops slightly. . Yep air locks, proper pains to get rid of, I have changed the coolant in one of my cars. I have a Volvo my coolant level is just below minimum but my engine is hot is it might be pressurized and it could spray all over and you could really get hurt. will allow the presser to drop slowly, and you can add coolent anytime that way . If you fill an empty reservoir when the engine is cold, you need to check it. If you have had any parts replaced on your cars cooling system (radiator, waterpump, new is at the level of coolant where the line marked "COLD" is, make sure that you car is cold, your engine, one this happens you will see the coolant level drop in the funnel, and a few . This certainly will not hurt your system, go for it.