Poured wrong coolant into newly-purchased car
Hi Scotty et al.,
I followed you guys' advice by purchasing the 2017 Acura against the 2018 VW Passat last month. I just learned from reading my car service manual & from one of your videos that there is a specific coolant for Asian cars. When I inspected the fluids (oil & coolant), I found out that the coolant reservoir is below the minimum. I still had my old jug of coolant from my previous car. Not knowing that there is a specific coolant for Asian vehicles, I added the old coolant that's not only probably at least 10 years old but also not specific for my 2017 Acura ILX. My question is, should I drain & flush the coolant and replace it with the right coolant? Will the coolant still dissipate engine heat even if it is very old? Thanks in advance.
My current mileage is 7,158 mi. When I purchased the car last month, it was at 6,528 mi.
Which coolant did you put in and how much? Is pretty much just in the expansion tank or did alot of it spread into the radiator?
Also, you can check the coolant with an electronics meter. One probe in the coolant in the radiator and one grounded to the car (at least I think that’s correct, been a while. Someone else out there help me out.)
The coolant you poured in was blue? May I ask what brand and type you out it? Do you have a link to the coolant you put in?
What color was the original coolant? I assume blue, since it’s a Honda/Acura.