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Old 28 Jan 2004, 04:14 pm
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Default Coolant Level in New Cars


Well, I guess that I just got too much time to wonder about cars. O
quite a few occassions I found that the coolant levels in th
reservoirs on brand new cars are extremely low, often below the MI
line. I have to visit the dealer and buy an extra gallon after buyin
my '04 Accord for a few days.

Since the fluids are filled up at dealership, I do not think it is
harzard during shipping. Are those dealers all cheapskates trying t
save 1 or 2 dollars from insignificant places, or they are trying t
make you visit them pretty soon

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Old 28 Jan 2004, 04:33 pm
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Default Re: Coolant Level in New Cars

I think that some times the coolant level is low in new cars because there
are air bubbles in the system (because it has just been filled for the first
time) as these bubbles work there way out, the coolant level goes down....
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> Well, I guess that I just got too much time to wonder about cars. On
> quite a few occassions I found that the coolant levels in the
> reservoirs on brand new cars are extremely low, often below the MIN
> line. I have to visit the dealer and buy an extra gallon after buying
> my '04 Accord for a few days.
>
> Since the fluids are filled up at dealership, I do not think it is a
> harzard during shipping. Are those dealers all cheapskates trying to
> save 1 or 2 dollars from insignificant places, or they are trying to
> make you visit them pretty soon?
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Old 28 Jan 2004, 07:55 pm
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Default Re: Coolant Level in New Cars

Ron wrote:
>> I think that some times the coolant level is low in new cars because
>> there are air bubbles in the system (because it has just been filled
>> for the first time) as these bubbles work there way out, the coolant
>> level goes down.... Ron


This happened in my 92 Accord when i got a new radiator a couple of months
back. Those guys didn't put in enough coolant mixture and run the engine for
a few minutes to get the air out. So i got a scare when my temp gauge
started shooting up at low speeds / idling. Just had to add water to get all
those air bubbles out.


>> "GusTheCat" <GusTheCat.10riuz@realcaraudio.com> wrote in message
>> news:GusTheCat.10riuz@realcaraudio.com...
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>>> Well, I guess that I just got too much time to wonder about cars. On
>>> quite a few occassions I found that the coolant levels in the
>>> reservoirs on brand new cars are extremely low, often below the MIN
>>> line. I have to visit the dealer and buy an extra gallon after
>>> buying my '04 Accord for a few days.
>>>
>>> Since the fluids are filled up at dealership, I do not think it is a
>>> harzard during shipping. Are those dealers all cheapskates trying to
>>> save 1 or 2 dollars from insignificant places, or they are trying to
>>> make you visit them pretty soon?
>>>
>>>
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Old 28 Jan 2004, 09:45 pm
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Yeah, all very good points. It could be the bubbles in the system. Maybe
the dealership should supply us a pint coolant in an attractive baby
jar to please the customer and reduce their liabilities.


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