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anyone got a how-to for changing the engine coolant? honda want 75 for replacing it.

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I would certainly have the brake fluid changed every three of four years but I don't think it's necessary to change the coolant on a three year old car if it's the original stuff and not been contaminated..

Mine is a a 2012 diesel and I had the brake fluid changed last year but have no intention of changing the coolant

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im the same with the brake fluid i just cant justify the 75 for coolant when its about 15 for 5L.
want to do it myself as ive done brake lines/fluid pads and discs before and im sure i can do this but cant find any info on the euro 9th gen civic.

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Sorry, I can't help with the specifics for your car but I wonder why you want/need to change the coolant on a car that is only 3 years old, unless of course it has done 62.5K miles (diesel) or 120K miles (petrol)?

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Probably because Honda say you should?
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I believe the recommended intervals are every five years or 65,000 miles. If you are determined to change it the following might be of interest:


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There is, as above, an interval for changing coolant.
Usually the initial interval is extremely long, but more frequent after the initial change.

It's not as important as some other maintainence, but it isn't that expensive and keeps the cooling system working effectively, which is worthwhile if you plan to keep the car.

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Thought Honda type 2 was a ten year coolant?
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There is, as above, an interval for changing coolant.
Usually the initial interval is extremely long, but more frequent after the initial change.

It's not as important as some other maintainence, but it isn't that expensive and keeps the cooling system working effectively, which is worthwhile if you plan to keep the car.

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thanks for the input the car is on 65k and was due for coolant replacment at 62500 miles so im going to do it myself this week got the coolant on order.


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I wouldn't use prestone in mine. Only Honda recommended. And they didn't flush it out but handy video. If only changing oil was as simple.


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I wouldn't use prestone in mine. Only Honda recommended. And they didn't flush it out but handy video. If only changing oil was as simple.


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ive bought the type2 coolant from honda but only think that i find strange is every video ive seen theres 2 tanks!
one for the rad and one to top up.
on the 9th gen facelift theres only one.
that you topup .

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it was ready for a change i drained system while i replaced the air filter.
very easy to fo all running fine.

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Is that the old stuff?... looks fine...
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Is that the old stuff?... looks fine...
sorry the old is in the tin! the old suff was more green than blue.
thats the new coolant in the glass.


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ive bought the type2 coolant from honda but only think that i find strange is every video ive seen theres 2 tanks!
one for the rad and one to top up.
on the 9th gen facelift theres only one.
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Having looked at coolant refill section for a diesel it shows filling via expansion tank with no other cap.


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it was easier to do than my old FN2.


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Thought Honda type 2 was a ten year coolant?
every 5 years or 62500 miles mate

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Did you find any concentrated coolant, all I see is the ready mixed stuff from Honda, which makes no sense when your doing a change as you will never get all the old stuff out.
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Did you find any concentrated coolant, all I see is the ready mixed stuff from Honda, which makes no sense when your doing a change as you will never get all the old stuff out.
If it's concentrated, you'll need to mix it before filling anyway, so why does it make any difference? I don't understand (sorry if I'm missing the point)
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