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    antifreeze-flushing

    where abouts is the plug on the radiator to release all the water? do i need to jack the car up to get to it ?

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    you don't need to jack it up no. It's on the back of the rad, at the bottom, on the drivers side. It's red and you need a big phillips screwdriver to undo it.

    Make sure you give the system a good rinse through by leaving a hose running in the header tank. When the water coming out the bottom is fresh and clean, you should be ok.
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    anyone no what mix i should do water:antifreeze?

    cars a 1.8 astra mk4

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    I think it depends on the time of year, it ought to say on the back of the bottle. I think I did about a 50/50 mix, maybe just a bit more water than AF though. No problems so far, and it was a bout a year ago (prob to the day!) that I did it.
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    I put 50/50 mix in when i did my timing belt.

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