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    Does this sound right RE coolant?

    Just drained the coolant out of my car, only started to fill it when it had totally stopped dripping from under the rad. I see in the Haynes it says the total coolant for my model is just about 6 litres. However, I only put in 2 litres water and 2 litres antifreeze, and the level is very near full in the expansion tank. Is this due to the fact that the coolant cannot be totally drained from the block? Or will I get a lot more water in once the engine has cooled?

    I hope once this is settled it will help at least one more person who has the same problem!
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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    Try squeezing the large hoses at the top of the rad. It'll help force coolant around all the little nooks n crannies. It's possible there is a large volume of air in the system which is accounting for your discrepancy.

    Did you do this while the engine was cold or hot? Try running the engine for a minute or two and see what happens to the coolant level

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    Drained and filled with the engine cold, then let it warm up to get things flowing. Will check the hoses and see if it makes a difference, thanks
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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