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Izzy

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Anti - Freeze
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:39:24 PM »
Hi Guys How long does Honda anti freeze last or what is the change intervals please

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 07:55:10 PM »
If its the original fill then its every 120,000 miles or 10 years and then every 60,000 miles or 5 years and that's using the Honda stuff.

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 08:29:02 PM »
Ah well I have two years to go before change, how is the sg checked on the Honda I have the bubble, floating coloured floats tester will I need to buy another type  ::) 

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 03:14:21 PM »
Should be ok I never checked the sg just changed it when due

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 04:09:24 PM »
I just check the SG and top up when required.

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 04:17:24 PM »
Ah well I have two years to go before change, how is the sg checked on the Honda I have the bubble, floating coloured floats tester will I need to buy another type  ::)

???

2018 - car date 2006 = 12 years ie change is overdue by 2 years?

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 05:12:58 PM »
Yes that's why I am asking I only bought the car on Friday last week so its a must do before Winter sets in. Plus I cannot find any history of it being changed.

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 12:24:31 AM »
Best to change on the correct intervals.

Checking the specific gravity tells you if the antifreeze properties are okay, but not the corrosion inhibitors, which are used up in time. Antifreeze should be completely renewed generally every 2, 5 or 10 years, depending upon the type used.

That said, if the history was unknown but the antifreeze looked clean, and the sg was good, I wouldn't worry too much for now. If it looked opaque and smelled of old antifreeze, or the sg indicated low antifreeze content, I would probably change it.

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 08:10:07 PM »
Ah well I have two years to go before change, how is the sg checked on the Honda I have the bubble, floating coloured floats tester will I need to buy another type  ::)

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2018 - car date 2006 = 12 years ie change is overdue by 2 years?

2018 my car date 2008 (58 plate) = 10 years 2 yrs to go but as I have no historyon A/F how is this long life A/F checked.

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 09:20:16 PM »
You say your car is a 58 plate but your Id  shows 2006?

If it's a 58 plate you need to find out which month it is as well as the year to see when it's exactly 10 years old.

If it's had the original antifreeze from new then it's just changed according to age/mileage as I quoted in a previous reply

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 10:25:46 PM »
If its the original fill then its every 120,000 miles or 10 years and then every 60,000 miles or 5 years and that's using the Honda stuff.

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2018 - 2008 = 10 years = time for a change anyway.

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Re: Anti - Freeze
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 02:53:40 PM »
Thanks guys everyone sound advise I will use Honda A/F a bit nearer WWWinter   :P

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