Coolant change (C14SE Corsa)
Is this fairly easy to do, Haynes gives it a 1 spanner rating but Im not so sure. The radiator - disconnect bottom hose and flush with hose.
To flush the engine, the thermostat needs removing which means the timing belt cover has to come off...cambelt n all...
The coolant temp sensor is easy enough to remove - this needs replacing anyway, just a screw on the inlet manifold...
Any ideas / experience?
Engine BTW is C14SE.
Last edited by and-m; 09-12-2002 at 21:02.
i only see one major downfall to the haynes guide and thats the fact your radiator doesnt have a bottom hose, its 3/4 of the way up.
just wont be able to drain the rad thats all. flush with garden hose.
Thanks for the reply Oddball, as for removing the thermostat, I dont think I have the expertise to take the cambelt and sprocket off etc...
yeah its a right bitch on your engine. if its behaving itself leave it be.
The head gasket (bolts/cambelt/skim - coolant change?) was all done last year about this time...I think you are right, Ill let sleeping dogs lie!
that was with respect to the stat, by all means do your winter anti-freeze.
Hmm sorry for sounding lame but I thought part of the process was to remove the thermostat?
So the plan of action is - flush radiator through, replace coolant temp sensor on the back of inlet manifold, mix anti freeze/water and refill from expansion tank until appears from temp sensor then refit. Top up to Kalt mark and run engine stationary with expansion cap on. Leave to cool and fill up as required?
well the stat is at the top of the coolant system, so draining with it in place will not be a problem.
I think there is a switch for the rad fan in the bottom of the rad unscrew this and drain
I'd disconnect your water resovour, let it drain.
Fill up through the hose and pump it round by squeezing the hose, not a thorough job but it'll get most of the crap out.
Thanks for the tip I just noticed this in the manual
Originally posted by Stu_22 I think there is a switch for the rad fan in the bottom of the rad unscrew this and drain