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06-26-2013 06:50 AM
Pennut
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Originally Posted by VanceVEP72 View Post
Unfortunately, not everyone has access to a garage/place to work on their car. And most apartment complexes do not allow vehicle maintenance on premises.
Exactly. I started working on my own cars back in 1984 when oil still came in a can. So I've done everything on a car except rebuild an engine. But now I live in an apartment complex like you describe and besides don't really have the time to do my own work anymore. But my previous experience working on my own cars serves me to know what's right and what's wrong with a repair or what could be causing a problem, in the first place.
06-25-2013 02:47 PM
PratoN
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Except that a pretty new car should never need a coolant top-up (excepting very minor amounts), so there may be an underlying problem the dealer needs to address.
Exactly how much warrants having the dealer look at it? Because I have the same issue (as well as the build-up in my coolant reservoir.) I don't want to have to pay the dealer to say "That's normal."
06-25-2013 02:24 PM
noahsfocus
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Except that a pretty new car should never need a coolant top-up (excepting very minor amounts), so there may be an underlying problem the dealer needs to address.
Agreed if it is very low but mine was just slightly low so topping it off seems much easier then a trip to the dealer. During the hot summer months it seems to lose a small amount over time. Never enough to be concerned with imo.
06-25-2013 12:43 PM
dan50
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I noticed my coolant running low before my service intervals so I opted to purchase a gallon of the orange coolant so I can top it off myself. This way I won't have to worry about running low or having this nightmare happen. All it takes is a funnel and 2 minutes.
Except that a pretty new car should never need a coolant top-up (excepting very minor amounts), so there may be an underlying problem the dealer needs to address.
06-24-2013 06:41 PM
jcw122 Topping it off yourself would have probably been better than taking all of that time to go to the dealership. Just find the correct coolant and pour it on in, almost as easy as filling up your gasoline! Just don't do it when engine is hot lol
06-24-2013 02:49 PM
noahsfocus I noticed my coolant running low before my service intervals so I opted to purchase a gallon of the orange coolant so I can top it off myself. This way I won't have to worry about running low or having this nightmare happen. All it takes is a funnel and 2 minutes.
06-24-2013 09:59 AM
FordService Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that I'm here to do what I can to help. If you'd like me to document your feedback about your experience at a dealership I'm happy to do so; send me a PM with your name, phone number, the dealership name/location, and any details you'd like to include.

Crystal
06-23-2013 09:29 PM
VanceVEP72 Don't go! We're a friendly lot
06-23-2013 09:26 PM
potam
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Sounds like you are referring to refrigerant. The OP is referring to antifreeze.
...and I will see myself out. I'm dumb
06-23-2013 09:22 PM
VanceVEP72
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I just had my coolant refilled last week since mine blows warm air sometimes during idle/stop and go traffic. Now the problem seems worse. Is it possible they used the wrong coolant or is it more likely something else?
Sounds like you are referring to refrigerant. The OP is referring to antifreeze.
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