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#1 (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 02:27 PM
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I had my water pump changed recently and the mechanic put new coolent in. It is really high in the reservor (almost to the cap) and when its hot it comes out when i try to take off the cap. Can damage accure from having to much coolent in the system (to much pressure)? I cant drain it at my apartments or else they will get really mad so ill have to find some parking lot to do it in, but i was just wondring if this is gonna hurt my car in the mean time. The temp is still rock sold at 1/2.

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Originally posted by benji84@Apr 21 2005, 11:27 AM
I had my water pump changed recently and the mechanic put new coolent in. It is really high in the reservor (almost to the cap) and when its hot it comes out when i try to take off the cap. Can damage accure from having to much coolent in the system (to much pressure)? I cant drain it at my apartments or else they will get really mad so ill have to find some parking lot to do it in, but i was just wondring if this is gonna hurt my car in the mean time. The temp is still rock sold at 1/2.
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If it's hot and you try to take off the cap, it's still going to spurt at you.. and it will be REALLY REALLY HOT! So don't do it. If you're really worried about it, take it back to the mechanic since you paid him for it already. sypooning (sp?) it or aNything else is just a pain and you'll kill cute little dolphins.
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Well... when this fluid get hot... it expands to a certain degree.... hot vapors... and just the fluid it self... thats the reason there is a "cold fill line".. and a hot line... so you can check the fluid whether the car is warm or cold... if it is cold.. and it is that high... I'd either cyphin it out.... or... drain and refill... thats way too much... because when the pressure gets to 16.3psi it will vent over...

When the car is cold.. either drain some of it.. and refill what you accidently drained out with new water... or just take it back to the dude....

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thanks for the replys guys, i think ill just take it back to the mech and have him deal with it.

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Good idea... its his fault...

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