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Coolant boiling

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by PralhadBurli, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Even Punto have 7.6 lts capacity.

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    As per manual, the approx coolant should be 3 lts and remaining water.

    Not sure of putting mineral water would help, because as per manual, water should be distilled or demineralized.
  2. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    ideally it should be distilled water. the ones we put in battery. this is to avoid mineral deposits in the radiator which affects the heat transfer efficiency.
    but not worry this time. next time put distilled water.

    the properties of coolant prevent this scaling inside radiator, so use of normal water sometime is not going to matter much.
  3. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    Moderators, Please merge the thread with the already existing thread 'Post your engine coolant queries here'.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2011
  4. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

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    Mumbai
    Bombay
    Linea 1.3
    But distilled water the one we put in batteries have some amount of acid in it. So how we can use it. No body in any of the TASS in India talks about adding distilled or demineralised water.every dealer in India talks of adding only water and avoiding water from bore wells as they have deposits which can damage engine.I called the Fiat Plant in Pune and spoke to the technical person there and he was ok with adding drinking water as he is also doing the same with his palio.
  5. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Panchkula
    varin11
    Distilled water don't have any acid in it.

    Usually what we get in stores is battery water which is not recommended to be used either in coolant or in battery.
  6. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    1,183
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Battery water is distilled water which can be use in battery & for top up of coolent reserviour

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