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Old 12-09-2010, 11:32 PM   #8
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2008 Astra XR
2003 L-Series 2.2L Sedan
Default Re: Astra using coolant

Originally Posted by 72gssaturn View Post
if the coolant is red, then it is dexcool.
Your engine must have gotten very hot. if u are losing coolant after the engine overheated, then the head has warped and will need milling. there could also be a crack in the head. and if coolant entered the crankcase, u could have further problems with main bearings.
wouldn't it be great to have both an analog temperature & an oil pressure gauge!!
my question too that is why we don't have those gauges in the first place? Ive been thinking about getting that ODB plug thing from eBay and a Netbook and using the software from Linux to show live gauges at all time via the Netbook.
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