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Old 11-20-2007, 01:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anti-freeze Coolant overfill

hey guys just wondering if its a problem to have the antifreeze in the tank by the battery pretty full. I added some after i noticed my hose wasnt tight on the TB coolant line and leaked alot out. Now its really really full could this be a big problem or no. Help me out guys.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think you should be fine. is the a max fill line
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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its way past the max fill line toward the very top of the bottle
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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then i would try to get some out. max means max. i would just be nervous.
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I would get some out of there so it is at least down to the max line. If for some reason a cooling component fails (ie the radiator cap) and you overheat you could have boiling hot coolant spewing out of the overflow tank.
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The worst that will happen is that some will leak out. If you don't want to risk coolant leaking out and making a mess then you should take some out.

By the way, if anything causes a loss of coolant (like a leak in your case). You should always check to make sure the level is full in the radiator itself after letting the engine cool. The radiator won't always refill itself out of the overflow tank.
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drain some of it out
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The worst that will happen is that some will leak out. If you don't want to risk coolant leaking out and making a mess then you should take some out.

By the way, if anything causes a loss of coolant (like a leak in your case). You should always check to make sure the level is full in the radiator itself after letting the engine cool. The radiator won't always refill itself out of the overflow tank.
yes, contrary to american cars, on hondas, the checking of fluids is more accurate when the engine is cold.

as far as ur overfill, it won't hurt it. i accidentally filled up the reservior a bit higher than the max line in my 95 ex and nothing happened.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There is a reason for that line. The coolant expands. Get rid of that excess collant.
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There is a reason for that line. The coolant expands. Get rid of that excess collant.
i took some out. woo hoo
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It is just a overfill reservoir. It isn't a big deal if you go over. It isn't representing the actual level of antifreeze in your radiator. Your rad will only become low once all the fluid is out of the reservoir. If it is too full, it will just spill out, as it was said earlier.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i took some out. woo hoo
i also have the same problem but mine is just 3/4 full. how did you take some out? what did you use to remove the coolant?
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Wow... thread from the dead.
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i also have the same problem but mine is just 3/4 full. what did you use to remove the coolant?
Seriously?

1. Remove reservoir.
2. Pour excess coolant out.
3. Replace reservoir in original position.
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