You may need to add more coolant two or three times as the engine reaches operating temperature. Watch the coolant level in the radiator fill hole as the engine heats up. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Toyotas, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Is there a way to tell if factory radiator is still in car and he never changed it. So you could be just spinning your wheels here.
This happens because the old or dried out rubber o-ring or gasket on the drain plug can rip or tear when the plug is unscrewed for the first time in years. Fish it is quite possible that there is no problem with my radiator and coolant system like you said. I've owned several Toyota vehicles; the only one with a coolant leak was one that had a manufacturer defect in the water pump. Then for the rest of my cars life I only have to do drain and refills. I will leave radiator cap on for saftey. Your engine coolant, also called antifreeze, serves several purposes. If you spilled any coolant while draining the radiator or re-filling it, rinse it away with a garden hose or a bucket filled with water.
Again - not sure if this was he did. If you need to add anti-freeze, be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of coolant to add - in Toyotas, it usually located in a section titled Fluid Capacities towards the end of your manual. So supposedly he changed the radiator. I only have to drain and refill because using same coolant. If it is actually leaking at the radiator - I would chalk that up to be more of a poor repair or cheap aftermarket part, instead of a coolant compatibility issue.
If the mechanic actually changed the radiator or not - impossible to tell now, unless he replaced it with an obvious aftermarket unit won't say Denso or Toyota on it anywhere. I also would not recommend a generic radiator cap as the cap is supposed to open at a specified pressure. On the end of the plastic on the passenger side of car in black on the plastic is written Toyota and Denso with some numbers. Allow the engine to cool off completely before removing the radiator cap! Edited October 10, 2014 by fishexpo101 If you flush with distilled water your mix might be weak. He likely just popped the crimp on the end cap and resealed it. Fish I do not know what my old mechanic changed if anything but bill charge 410.
If using Red, figure out the total cooling system capacity - divide it by 2, that is how much Toyota Red to add. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Checking the engine coolant also known as antifreeze level in your 2014 Toyota Corolla is pretty easy. That is where my confusion was heater on high or heater off when completely warming car up. In order to get an accurate reading, your 1. Now 2 years later at 95,000 miles the level in the coolant reservoir is doing same thing. Another possibility is that you are loosing coolant from the reservoir itself - system is perfectly fine.
Slowly pour in the new or the into the funnel. The level in reservoir going down almost to bottom of reservoir is very slow and it could be from just hot and cold weather like you said. You want to look on the plastic tank itself. Or do you do something else. You'll have to ask the mechanic to be sure - he should be able to look at the worksheet and tell you if it was changed or repaired. Is it buy cracking rear block drain and pulling the lower radiator hose off.
I found that I could allow the open end of the hose to rest in the raised position and then turn it down towards the catch container every 5-10 seconds to remove another splash of old coolant from the engine block. When your engine is warm it goes from the radiator through the engine, and when it does that it gets lower in the reservoir because it's coming down in the radiator. So that charge could be legit - just for parts and labor. Some coolants will come premixed. I do not use this mechanic anymore. Doesn't mean that all aftermarket ones are bad - Koyo is a big aftermarket and they make a pretty decent high performance aftermarket.
He pressure tested the system and said radiator leaking where metal and plastic meet. When the coolant reaches the very top of the radiator fill hole, stop pouring and take out the funnel. I hope someone finds it to be useful. Do a full flush with distilled water, add Toyota Pink or Red. Thanks Frank Edited November 5, 2014 by Bull6791 Should be on the top of the plastic tank - should be stamped with ink saying Toyota or Denso. Note: I am not a registered charity.