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Old 11-11-2012, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Was under the hood today and noticed the coolant tank is completely empty. Anyone else notice this? Car hasn't overheated or anything...just odd that it apparently wasn't filled correctly from the factory. I'd add some but I'm sure Hyundai has their own recommended fluid. It should be in the middle of the high and low markings, correct?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have had no issues like yours (2755 miles). I keep it on the full line. Just keep an eye on it to be safe.
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When they asembled, they keep moving down the line, no time to sit there and let them run and BURP and cool a few times.

You get the pleasure of driving multiple cycles to burp the system, and adjust reserve level in the bottle down the road.

With system cold, remove radiator cap, verify main system full.. put cap on, and add to the overflow bottle to midway between "LOW" and "FULL" levels.. mark it with SHARPIEŽ marker and run from there. As long as there is something in the bottle, main system is full
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I had radiator cracked in upper left corner. Plastic weld cracked or something like that. I guess you are the third case I know so far.
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When they asembled, they keep moving down the line, no time to sit there and let them run and BURP and cool a few times.

You get the pleasure of driving multiple cycles to burp the system, and adjust reserve level in the bottle down the road.

With system cold, remove radiator cap, verify main system full.. put cap on, and add to the overflow bottle to midway between "LOW" and "FULL" levels.. mark it with SHARPIEŽ marker and run from there. As long as there is something in the bottle, main system is full

I had a similar drop in coolant in the reserve, and topped it up and no issues. Agree that it just needed to cycle through the system as noted above.
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Rule #1 check EVERYTHING when you get home from the dealer. I had a camaro once that had no oil showing on the dipstick when I got it home. Taught me a lesson. Only problem this time was a low windshield fluid level.
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wtnlvr, you are wrong. You should have said "check everything BEFORE you leave dealership". Those grease monkeys can screw it up before you even blink your eyes. It is unbelievable the amount of incompetence they have.
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Should have been checked during the PDI. I unscrewed the cap on the radiator and there's coolant in there. I'm going to see if the dealer I work at has any Hyundai coolant tomorrow and fill it.
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After reading this thread, I went out and checked mine. The level in the reservoir was at the MIN line. As such, I'd like to top it off. The following is copied from the Owner's Manual-

If the coolant level is low, add enough deonized water or soft water. Bring the level to F (MAX), but do not over-fill. If frequent coolant refill is required, see an authorized HYUNDAI dealer for a cooling system inspection.

I'm now confused. Do I just add deIonized water to top it off? I see the system takes 7.5 quarts total, so maybe a few ounces of water to top it off are inconsequential. Still seems to me that adding the proper dilution of antifreeze makes sense. I guess I couldn't go wrong adding the mixture, but I'd like to hear the opinion of others.

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Considering the little amount it would take to top it up. Straight water would be ok. However if it were me I would always use a premix to up off.


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