For me, that is specific enough and I tend to use tap water as wellHi! Any coolant recommendation(s) more specific than "ethylene glycol w/ phosphate, w/ deionized water"? Thanks!
I would tend to say the store brand is as good but don't necessarily purchased the cheapest store brand.Thanks. So "generic" (store brand) is as good as name brand? Are they all held to a uniformly high standard of impurities? And does the ratio of phosphate to EG not matter? (If it was just EG, that'd be one thing, but if it's EG w/ P, that begs the Q of ratio.)
At Autozone, they have the Peak antifreeze green color and it states it’s oem compatible with certain manufacturers KIA, Hyundai, Lexus, Mitsubishi etc… I’m sure Kia doesn’t make it, they probably get it from either Prestone or Peak.I always would just get Prestone, but nowadays with all the different manufacturers making their specs a little different(maybe) if I wasn't sure I'd get it at the dealer.
I think the owners manual states it be done at 100k or so and then every 30k.I wonder the reason for the OP's initial post?
It is rare for maintenance schedules (today) to recommend coolant flushing until vehicle has major miles on it.
I see no reason for a Niro to need a coolant flush regardless of the year it was produced.
If top-up is required because it is low, I would purchase the stuff from a Kia dealer.
Blown head gaskets rarely cause hydro locking - generally the antifreeze is burned up via the exhaust system.Be VERY careful with antifreeze!! If you put the wrong stuff in the car then at best it will mix and you will end up with mud in your cooling system and an overheated car. At worst you will end up blowing a head gasket or possibly even hydro locking the motor!
Yes, if 2 coolants are mixed that are not compatible with each other then they end up turning into something, that for a lack of better words, has the consistency and feel of mud.Blown head gaskets rarely cause hydro locking - generally the antifreeze is burned up via the exhaust system.
The wrong antifreeze will take a long period of time to cause a blown head gasket.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions and you will be fine. Buy from the actual dealer and you can't go wrong and if something does go wrong, the warranty has to be honored.
From my 40 years of experience in the trade, I have not experienced that...use the stuff the manufacturer recommends!!Yes, if 2 coolants are mixed that are not compatible with each other then they end up turning into something, that for a lack of better words, has the consistency and feel of mud.
If you continue to drive the car with a clogged cooling system, it can blow a head gasket. When you park the car, depending on where the blown head gasket is located, it can leak coolant into the combustion chambers while the car is off. While this is not super common, it does happen and is a worse case scenario, as I stated in the last post.
I believe what your thinking about is when GM came out with their Dexcool antifreeze. I remember then alot of talk about not mixing green and orange antifreeze.For decades, the normal "green" antifreeze (usually Prestone) was the only type used/available. But I distinctly recall warnings when other types came out to not mix colors. I think it might have been the German cars that first started using different types, usually orange if I recall. Perhaps "mud" is a bit overstated, but it absolutely could make a combination that would plug up cooling passages within radiators, heater cores, and potentially even within the engine itself.