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Old 02-08-2008, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 2007 Accent now has 32,000 miles. I noticed the coolant level is at the L
mark on the reservoir tank. Is this something to be concerned about, or should
I top it off and keep an eye on it? Also, can I use any name brand antifreeze
to top it off?
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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l would sugest you top it up and keep an eye on it, if the level goes down again then it would indicate a possible leak in the system and you should contact your dealer as it is under warranty, but it may be nothing to worry about. there are two types of anti-freeze (at least there are in the u.k) the normal old style blue or green coloured type is universal and can be mixed with any popular brand but the newer 'red' anti-freeze should not be mixed with the other type. never use more than a maximum of 50/50 water-anti mix
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm... I've had to add coolant to my '06 a couple times. It gets down to the low mark when cold so I add a tiny amount to get it back up to the middle, it never needs much. I thought it would be best to go to Hyundai and buy their antifreeze to use in it, although I will warn you that it's a bit on the expensive side from Hyundai - over $20 a gallon! It doesn't look anything special either, just the run of the mill green stuff. It takes 10,000 miles or more for the level to drop off.

I didn't think much of the loss, probably numb from it since my last car lost coolant inexplicably. Had that in several times for pressure tests/etc and they never found anything. I just had to deal with it and quit worrying about it, adding antifreeze every so often. Others who had the same model commented on having the same problem. *shrug*
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dexcool is the red antifreeze and is prevalent in GMs. Our cars take the "regular green" antifreeze, mixed 50/50 with distilled water (or buy premix). Don't waste money on Hyundai brand antifreeze...if you do, I'll send you my address and you can send me checks too! :P

Having to add a small amount after 32,000 miles of driving should be no problem, although it is always a good idea to keep an eye on ALL fluids on a regular basis (brake, PS, trans, coolant, oil).

Tranny fluid should be flushed every 30K. Brakes flushed every two years regardless of miles. Coolant and PS flush every 2-3 years. Oil change every 3-5K miles.

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the Info. I guess I'm just being paranoid about nothing. Tomorrow
I'll get some Prestone and top it off.
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Your picture looks EXACTLY like my car....nice choice.
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Yup, just keep topping it off if it's only a small amount. If it starts losing more do get it checked out. May be a good idea to get an antifreeze tester so you don't get the blend too strong. Next time mine needs some I'll probably just add water. I'm holding off on a coolant flush until around 60,000 as the owner's manual states, the coolant still looks pretty good at 35K now.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Im probably going to doa coolant flush on mine at 30k I ussually do it on my cars around that mileage. But your fluid being down a little doesnt mean its low. It depends on the temperature. Could be getting low from air pockets still releasing from the cyl. head from the factory. It happens but nothing to worry about obviously its not much.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think you do not have to worry if it is on the L level if the car is cold.

I have notice that when my car is cold the coolant its in the L level and when I get from school or any place and I check the coolant level it is on the F. So I think it is ok if it is on the L when then engine is completely cold
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