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Old 20-Jul-2005, 05:34 PM
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today i was lookign at my car and i saw that i had absolutely no rad fluid and ive been driving like this for a while im guessing since ive never touched it but yet my car never overheats,when i fill it up should i just fill the resevoir or both ,and isnt the fan suppose to turn when the cars on because mines not ???
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the fan runs once the car reached operating temp (about 195 deg F if I remember right)

if the fluid is really low, fill the rad up AND the reservoir 1/2 way, then bleed the system (with the heater on full heat), then drive around till the fan comes on and completes 2 cycles, then let it all cool off and check the rad level again and add if necessary.

Use only Prestone + distilled water, or even better go and get Honda pre-mix coolant from the dealer.
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