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Old 11-11-2011, 11:28 AM
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Coolant bypass install ?

Just got my sisniter coolant bypass delivered and just wondering how much coolant I will lose during the install.The dealer just did a coolant flush with the gold,I know I know but I figured it has been flushed and I wanted to to get the bypass on there.Do I need to get more coolant for the install?....thx
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:50 AM
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Just got my sisniter coolant bypass delivered and just wondering how much coolant I will lose during the install.The dealer just did a coolant flush with the gold,I know I know but I figured it has been flushed and I wanted to to get the bypass on there.Do I need to get more coolant for the install?....thx
The coolant loss will come from when you cut the heater hose. I didn't think that it was going to spew out much so I just cut it and ended up with a driveway full of coolant before I could stuff the T in there. I bought a gallon of Gold to be safe and I ended up using about half of it (make sure to mix with distilled since it's concentrate). You could pinch the hose off as well. This would have been better probably
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:56 AM
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Some say they lose very little coolant on install. Myself, I drained some off into a clean container and re-used. You will need to fill to correct line to make up for the filter.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:58 AM
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I used a tubing cutter, probably lost a pint at the most. Just have a plan and be quick putting it back together.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:03 PM
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Thx everybody..I will pick up some coolant I guess before I do this..Just in case...
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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I was loosing a good amount before I could switch hands and grab the clamp.

clamp your hoses.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:16 PM
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Do I really have to mix distilled water in even If I only lose about a 1/2 gallon or so?
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:20 PM
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Tap water, with minerals and crap is no good for the cooling system. For $1 get distilled.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:33 PM
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get distilled.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:48 PM
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What I mean is can I just pour in some gold straight up or do I have to mix it with distilled,,,,thx
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