Lancia Motor Club

Model Technical and Interest => Flavia => Topic started by: Angle Grinder on 07 June, 2011, 11:32:25 AM

Title: Recommended Coolant
Post by: Angle Grinder on 07 June, 2011, 11:32:25 AM
My Flavia has spent most of its time in my ownership in the garage of the restorers  :P and is still there. It may well be there for yet another winter too.

I've change all the other fluids/lubricants, but never got round to changing the coolant as I had planned to give the car a thorough de-scaling/rad-flush when I got her back from restoration. I'm going to give my Flavia a "hospital" visit and do the coolant change, so... are there any brands of Radiator Flushing solutions that I should avoid using with the aluminium engine?

Similarly, are there any types of coolant that are better to use with this engine?

Title: Re: Recommended Coolant
Post by: phil-m on 07 June, 2011, 12:54:38 PM
Nothing specific for aluminium engine, I would not however use the 'pink' coolant as it is designed for more modern engines and is particularly searching on leaks and joints.

Title: Re: Recommended Coolant
Post by: thecolonel on 07 June, 2011, 05:03:11 PM
Be very careful about using modern antifreeze/coolant they are not designed for older systems.
Stick with ethylene glycol based  either blue or green would be my opinion.