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Old 11-24-2007, 03:40 AM   #1
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quick question: if i want to add coolant conditioner without flushing my coolant (reservoir is below full)

can i just add the conditioner into the reservoir? or do i have to add it into the radiator (like the bottle said)

my local subbie dealership service guy said reservoir, parts guy said radiator...

if i do radiator it looks like i have to drain coolant and it looks like a PITA
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:03 AM   #2
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so i couldn't wait for an answer, and i couldn't find any answers on this board via searching....so i dumped some in the radiator (as much as i could) and the rest in the reservoir tank...went for a drive and it seems the conditioner in the reservoir tank got thinned out so i guess it's mixing nicely with the rest of the coolant in the system...

hopefully this stuff will remove that weird coolant-ish smell in my engine bay (no leak anywhere)

edit: flame suit on in case i completely screwed up

edit: upon googling again it seems dumping it all into radiator will be the best way to guarantee the stop-leak circulating through the entire system, so basically by dumping most of the conditioner into the reservoir i have no way of ensuring that the stop-leak will actually circulate through the whole system. is this true?!?!?!?!??!?!?!one

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Old 11-24-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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Its true. Use a turkey baster and get all the conditioner out of the reservoir, im sure its not mixed to well in there and then put it in the radiator.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:50 AM   #4
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it will eventually mix, but the idea is to get it all in there and circulating as quickly as possible. You can also use up to 2 bottles without changing the coolant.
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Old 11-24-2007, 03:52 PM   #5
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i guess if it'll eventually mix i'll just leave it in there .... lol
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