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Old 01-29-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default I Poured too Much Coolant in My Car

My coolant was a little low so I decided to pour a little in this morning and put too much in there (it is the pre-mixed kind). Is this going to ruin my car? I won't have time to get the excess out until I get home tonight. I have to drive about 20 miles before I have time to get it out. How do I get it out and will it harm my car if I have too much coolant in there?
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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Where did you put the new coolant into? The overflow tank? If so, just use an old, clean turkey baster and suck it out. You might be able to unhook the tank and dump it out into a catch pan too.
Corrected: overflow tank is vented...

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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Where did you put the new coolant into? The overflow tank? If so, just use an old, clean turkey baster and suck it out. You might be able to unhook the tank and dump it out into a catch pan too.
Becareful driving today though. What happens is that the coolant expands when the car is hot and goes into the overflow tank. The coolant might build enough pressure in there to burst through the cap if your car gets too hot. Messy...

nope... that is wrong. the overflow tank has a vented lid, it doesn't seal. WORST case scenario is that once it gets hot, you might spill some coolant out of the overflow. NOTHING else, no bursting, no damage... I honestly wouldn't worry about it. If you have too much, it will vent a little out and fix itself.

as far as the radiator. you can't overfill it. if you have room to add it means you are low.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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It was in the overflow tank. Its about 2 inches higher than the full line
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
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your fine.. it has a vent and on and once ur motor heats up its gonna spill out the extra out of your vent.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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It's not like motor oil. If you overfill it just leaks out.
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:05 AM   #7
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Just don't freak out when you smell it....because you are going to for a little while.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:24 PM   #8
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Don't worry about it. Won't hurt a thing.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #9
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:15 PM   #10
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Nice! Thanks guys/gals
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