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Old 02-28-2017, 01:18 PM   #13
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1998 SL2
Default Re: 2002 Saturn SL1 5 Speed

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You might find this sticky thread in the General forum interesting
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=177672

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Originally Posted by Bkardell View Post
In the top of coolant reservoir It definitely appears as if there is an oily film,
Might not be oil, but I don't blame you for being cautious

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so I will take a day this weekend and go ahead and flush water through the system multiple times and then fill it back up with green 50-50 mix, however to account for water left in the system I will do more like a 60-40 heavier on the coolant side.
If you are doing multiple flushes, you end up with about a quart of straight water in the heater core. If you fill the system with 1 gallon of pure antifreeze (not the premix) and top off with distilled water, you should get the right mix

I'll echo OldNuc and recommend any universal, long-life antifreeze. Changing antifreeze once every 5 years/150k miles is plenty for me
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11/2016 red 2002 5 spd SC2 151k DD
12/2008 eBay silver 1998 SL2 5 spd 102k, now 201k+ miles
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