What is the quality of the coolant sold by Super Cheap like???
Depends on the brand. As others have said, Nulon is good stuff. I find it last a long time and stays very clean inside my rad.....
and I only use tap water
I've always used Tectalloy. I just know someone's gonna come on here and pan it now but it's been great for me. My family had a big workshop growing up (those were the days, hoists, brake machines, dyno, you name it) and we always used Tectalloy when doing radiator flushes. We also had one of those flushing machines too which sent compressed air and water through the system in multiple directions and despite how clean the discharge was the moment you changed the flow direction it would turn brown again. Anyway the Tectalloy has worked a treat for me and I run it at about 30/70 Tectalloy to distilled water however I would run a stronger brew if I lived anywhere really cold.
Also agree with Brett_jjj about having the front up when filling. I always do. Conversely, have it down when draining/flushing to get as much of the crap out as possible.
Using the machine made it really simple but not having access to it anymore when I choose to flush the cooling system now I flush once, refill with tap water, go for a quick spin, flush again, fill with coolant and distilled water. Remove the bottom radiator hose to drain and shove your garden hose into the radiator hose to flush through. Also, if you flush this way you'll need to remove your thermostat (and replace after) as the cold water will cause the thermostat to close and you'll just be draining your radiator, not flushing the crap from inside the block.
I would never use tap water other than to flush because alloy parts don't play well with tap water. Of course if you're selling it, who'd know? But that's what puts me off used cars. Who the hell ever knows what the previous owners have done!
And I've just noticed this thread is nearly three weeks old so you've probably already done it, hey?
Is this the Nulon Long Life Concentrate that everyone is talking about?
Nulon Red Long Life Anti-Freeze/Anti-Boil Concentrate - 5 Litre - Supercheap Auto Australia
Never seen a red coloured coolant before. I wonder if people confuse it with rust or oil or something when they see it in the radiator.
Also, does the VX Series 1, manual transmission, also require 12L of coolant/distilled mix? I never received a car manual. Is it possible to grab one from the internet?
Is it 50/50 mix (6L Coolant, 6L distilled water)?
Also what is a good radiator flush? Will this do?
Going to search for a tutorial on these forums but if I'm unable to find one anyone know the procedure?
I have new rubber hoses, thermostat, radiator, water pump that I will be doing so will it be something like:
- Run radiator flush
- Drain Coolant
- Replace parts
- Have car facing uphill (to help with air pockets when filling)
- Turn air bleed valve 2-3 times as OP stated
- Have the heater on hot (why is this?)
- Use a 4L bottle and mix 2L coolant and 2L distilled water and mix well
- Repeat above until cooling system full
Heater on hot to flush heater core fully. With the heater valve off, as soon as you turned your heater on after the flush any crap in your heater core would flow straight in to your new clean coolant.