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Old 01-11-2019, 07:47 AM
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You're in Poland, so note your lowest expected temp and make the mix per the chart on the container. 50/50 is good to -37C. 60% coolant / 40% water is good to -52C. Use distilled water.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:58 PM
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I can only find the below concentrated coolant here! And in Warsaw the Lowest expected temp is around -25C, so shall I mix 50/50 ratio?

Note - Woda is water in Polish.




Found the below in my Owner's manual,




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Old 01-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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Sasi, you'll be fine with 50/50. Far more protection than few of us will ever require. Isn't the car kept in an underground car park?
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Originally Posted by uberwgn View Post
Sasi, you'll be fine with 50/50. Far more protection than few of us will ever require. Isn't the car kept in an underground car park?
Yes, it will be parked in the underground garage.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by uberwgn View Post
Just keep an eye on it. You need a point of reference to determine if it is actually dropping. I'm surprised the warning hasn't come on yet.

Sasi, do you have the correct coolant on hand should you need to add some?
Received the warning message ("Switch off engine and check coolant level") on dash today for just 3-5 secs once after I start the engine and disappears.

Planning to top up with concentrate Anti-freeze coolant(500ml) + Demineralised water(1L) as temperature will not go below -25C in Warsaw and I have an underground garage parking, so hope this mixture will work.

Please give me a heads up , if I am wrong.
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Get some coolant in there and monitor the level over the next few weeks. I don't think there's anything else you can do now. You need to verify whether you are losing coolant.
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Originally Posted by uberwgn View Post
Get some coolant in there and monitor the level over the next few weeks. I don't think there's anything else you can do now. You need to verify whether you are losing coolant.
Sure, I will top up between MIN and MAX and will keep an eye on it.
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Nothing else you can do apart from monitor the lever and see if it continues to drop.
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Originally Posted by uberwgn View Post
Nothing else you can do apart from monitor the lever and see if it continues to drop.
uberwgn jagtoes SMac770
3 days back filled the coolant(1:2 ratio) between min and max as shown in the below image,



This morning noticed that again it went down!! :-( and saw the puddle on ground! Do I need to worry about any costly repair for this?? Please advise.




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Yeah, that needs to be looked at, Sasi. That looks significant. Good detective work finding it. Maybe it's just a hose that needs to be replaced or a bad clamp.
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