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    My Captur needs a bit of coolant. The books seem to ignore the owner servicer and just say go to the dealer. Anybody know what the factory coolant is. I will top it up and look for the weep I guess. Hard to see in there but the engine is clean and it will show up. I will have the bottom cover off to change the filter etc.

    I have noticed it has has gone down very slowly since I have had it. I guess a bottle in several years is a slow leak

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    I'll take a punt and say type D, available at the dealer for a reasonable price.
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    The Captur is an inflated Clio isn't it? Like the Scenic is an inflated Megane.

    I imagine it is Type D, but personally I wouldn't guess, I'd need to KNOW.

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    John you could always drain all the coolant and replace with Nulon One. Lasts for 10 years

    But you probably only want to top up so ask the dearler😯 for 1 litre..


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    Look for leaks at night with a torch. Coolant colour, shows up better

    Ok Ok you asked for it

    Bush Mechanic again

    Put a raw egg into the radiator when cool, start her up, warm up, fixed

    https://youtu.be/wAm4kLXFuRQ

    Can't have your egg without pepper so guess what

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    Type D must be Vitamin D can't hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Look for leaks at night with a torch. Coolant colour, shows up better

    Ok Ok you asked for it

    Bush Mechanic again

    Put a raw egg into the radiator when cool, start her up, warm up, fixed

    https://youtu.be/wAm4kLXFuRQ

    Can't have your egg without pepper so guess what

    https://youtu.be/R-kN6BCstvk

    Type D must be Vitamin D can't hurt
    I was told it's only the egg white that works so first thing is to book into some cooking lessons to learn how to separate the yolks then go back and fix your car.
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    Hmmm
    Not sure if I should say thanks for the replies
    My point about asking is that one aftermarket supplier did not list the Captur as accepting their type D product, which suited most other Renaults. Nor later Clios either ?? The fluid in the bottle looks like piss ! Now there's a cheap substitute. I will have some eggs first
    I guess I will just have to swing by the dealer and try and get some sensible answer there and see what they have in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hmmm
    Not sure if I should say thanks for the replies
    My point about asking is that one aftermarket supplier did not list the Captur as accepting their type D product, which suited most other Renaults.
    Jaahn
    There is an aftermarket type D???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hmmm
    Not sure if I should say thanks for the replies
    My point about asking is that one aftermarket supplier did not list the Captur as accepting their type D product, which suited most other Renaults. Nor later Clios either ?? The fluid in the bottle looks like piss ! Now there's a cheap substitute. I will have some eggs first
    I guess I will just have to swing by the dealer and try and get some sensible answer there and see what they have in stock.
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    You will find that NULON ONE Coolant is perfectly compatible with the Captur's coolant.
    I have had to put a small amount in our 2018 model and I put that down to it finding
    it's own level after delivery as there isn't a leak anywhere and it's been checked with a UV light.
    Yes, it does look like a good dose of urine ;o)=)
    What year is yours and how many kays?
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    Hi Tasfrog
    I do not think I will put another chemical mix in with the original stuff. I will buy a genuine bottle I guess. Probably not too expensive. I just have a thing about dealers and going there ?? I do my own servicing, but have registered with the local dealer as the new owner.

    Mine is a 2015 actually, had hardly been used by the previous owner, who had passed away, 6000Kms, and it now has 21000 Kms. We have had it 18 mths now. Been happy with it generally except for the ride. I am thinking about that still !! I did fit a set of 15" mags with 195 tires to help a bit and run the pressures a couple of pounds lower normally. Still unacceptable to me ! Ok on the highway.
    I joined the UK Captur forum to look at their problems etc. They seem to work out their cars much more than we do here Diesels are popular too !
    On another note I did fit a dash mat to ours as the glare off the dash driving into the sun was blinding ? do they not drive the cars before they sell them ? Or the sun never shine in France
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi Tasfrog
    I do not think I will put another chemical mix in with the original stuff. I will buy a genuine bottle I guess. Probably not too expensive. I just have a thing about dealers and going there ?? I do my own servicing, but have registered with the local dealer as the new owner.

    Mine is a 2015 actually, had hardly been used by the previous owner, who had passed away, 6000Kms, and it now has 21000 Kms. We have had it 18 mths now. Been happy with it generally except for the ride. I am thinking about that still !! I did fit a set of 15" mags with 195 tires to help a bit and run the pressures a couple of pounds lower normally. Still unacceptable to me ! Ok on the highway.
    I joined the UK Captur forum to look at their problems etc. They seem to work out their cars much more than we do here Diesels are popular too !
    On another note I did fit a dash mat to ours as the glare off the dash driving into the sun was blinding ? do they not drive the cars before they sell them ? Or the sun never shine in France
    Jaahn
    Do not fret....and use Nulon-One, it is perfectly compatible.
    I had a dsicusion with Nulon's technical department and they assured me it's fine.
    They do a lot of research on coolants, it's their specialty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazfrog View Post
    Do not fret....and use Nulon-One, it is perfectly compatible.
    I had a dsicusion with Nulon's technical department and they assured me it's fine.
    They do a lot of research on coolants, it's their specialty.
    Mixing coolant products goes against years of good practice.

    I would assume Renault/nissan do a lot of research on coolants and other engine fluids also. After all, they are the ones with a vested interest in maintaining the engine for at least the first 5 years.

    I take my car for servicing to premium Renault sports specialists. Guess which product they used last service when they replaced the coolant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi Tasfrog
    I do not think I will put another chemical mix in with the original stuff. I will buy a genuine bottle I guess. Probably not too expensive. I just have a thing about dealers and going there ?? I do my own servicing, but have registered with the local dealer as the new owner.

    Mine is a 2015 actually, had hardly been used by the previous owner, who had passed away, 6000Kms, and it now has 21000 Kms. We have had it 18 mths now. Been happy with it generally except for the ride. I am thinking about that still !! I did fit a set of 15" mags with 195 tires to help a bit and run the pressures a couple of pounds lower normally. Still unacceptable to me ! Ok on the highway.
    I joined the UK Captur forum to look at their problems etc. They seem to work out their cars much more than we do here Diesels are popular too !
    On another note I did fit a dash mat to ours as the glare off the dash driving into the sun was blinding ? do they not drive the cars before they sell them ? Or the sun never shine in France
    Jaahn
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    Mixing coolant products goes against years of good practice.

    I would assume Renault/nissan do a lot of research on coolants and other engine fluids also. After all, they are the ones with a vested interest in maintaining the engine for at least the first 5 years.

    I take my car for servicing to premium Renault sports specialists. Guess which product they used last service when they replaced the coolant.

    Jo
    Well...I still stand by what I said.
    Companies like Nulon are not in the business for deception
    and make first quality products.
    As I said, Nulon-One is compatible with ALL modern coolants!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tazfrog View Post
    Well...I still stand by waht I said.
    Companies like Nulon are not in the business for deception
    and make first quality products.
    As I said, Nulon-One is compatible with ALL modern coolants!
    Yes I heard you the first time.
    Quoting Nulon's own web site.....
    https://www.nulon.com.au/products/co...ntrate-coolant
    WARNING: Never mix coolants from different manufacturers. DO not mix Nulon ONE with green, red or blue coolant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazfrog View Post
    Well...I still stand by waht I said.
    Companies like Nulon are not in the business for deception
    and make first quality products.
    As I said, Nulon-One is compatible with ALL modern coolants!
    Hi tazfrog
    I do not wish to offend you at all but as said it does go against all recommendations from past years. So I will not do it. The fact that it is compatible does not say it all for me. But I do not think there would be any reaction. When I come to replace it all I will probably use Nulon. But not ready for that yet.
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    If it only needs a small proportion of the total volume replacing, distilled water might be the simplest answer. A wee bit of dilution is not likely to hurt.

    Having said that, considering all potential costs, I'd personally be off to the dealer and just buy the same stuff that is in the car.

    I'm really dubious about mixing coolants, regardless of what anyone says. The cost of replacing all coolant after a washout of the system with water is trivial compared with that of clogging or corroding after all.

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    Plus one to John!!!
    If you can't change all of it, top up with the cleanest water possible, who knows what differences in ph etc are in older coolant. You can be electrocuted in a swimming pool with differing levels of chemical concentration from top to bottom.
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    Hi
    Just a followup on the coolant. I went to the dealer and they said all Renaults use the same type D. So the only size available was 5Ltr bottle but the cost was only $33 total. That is a good price anyway and cheaper than Nuylon so I bought it and filled the resevoir. I might actually do a change next time with the rest.
    The genuine oil filter was a good price there last time also. I might have to rethink my old ideas Easy enough to do the oil and filter change. I could not see any coolant leaks and it was pretty clean in there. Just a smear of oil around the timing cover. A known trouble site on forums.
    Resetting the service light was harder last time. I will go and do it again now The steps in the book seem to have some step missing ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi
    Just a followup on the coolant. I went to the dealer and they said all Renaults use the same type D. So the only size available was 5Ltr bottle but the cost was only $33 total. That is a good price anyway and cheaper than Nuylon so I bought it and filled the resevoir. I might actually do a change next time with the rest.
    The genuine oil filter was a good price there last time also. I might have to rethink my old ideas Easy enough to do the oil and filter change. I could not see any coolant leaks and it was pretty clean in there. Just a smear of oil around the timing cover. A known trouble site on forums.
    Resetting the service light was harder last time. I will go and do it again now The steps in the book seem to have some step missing ???

    Jaahn
    Jaahn....that's a very good price....is it for pre-mix or concentrate?
    The choice is yours whether to stick with factory recommended coolant or go with Nulon One
    when it comes time to completely reverse power flush the system.
    You will find that Nulon One is compatible with all Type-D coolants
    Considering your 2015 Captur only has low kays on it....it's more a time over distance thing
    and I would be considering a coolant change in the new year.

    I might add gentlemen that there are lot of long held half truths today in regards to coolants.
    Understanding the various types is the major thing.....they are vastly improved over technologies from 20-30- years ago.
    Most 'bar room myths' develop around neglect and lack of correct servicing.

    Most vehicles up to 1998 used the green coolant....then followed by the red coolant up until the mid 2000's
    Some manufacturers still use red coolant and blue coolant types.
    Green type coolants should never be mixed with red type coolants, they run the risk of gelling and
    causing system blockages.....as green or red coolants should never be mixed with the latest of coolants
    which are a urine type of colour.

    In older cars prior to mid 2000's, cooling systems were usualy completely flushed every three to four years.
    Now, modern coolants will last 7 year and some even ten!....depending on the type.
    Our 2003 Peugeot 307 2.0 has had it's coolant changed once in it's 240,000klm using Nulon Red and my
    1998 XJ8 Jaguar gets it's coolant flushed every four years using Green Nulon. and has covered 215,000klm in my 12 year ownership.
    You can buy cheap Ph test kits to check the strength of the coolant level in the vehicle....most vehicles run 50% coolant to 50% sterilized water....never use tap water as their are far too many impurities.
    Older engines with cast iron blocks and alloy heads used 33%coolant mix.
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    Hi tasfrog
    The Renault coolant is a premix ready to use.

    Just a comment from my previous reading about coolants. The European manufacturers do take a lot of things into consideration in their formulations. One that has a bearing on the final chemical mix is the overall pollution caused by the whole of life of the product. That includes the service lifetime of the product and what happens to it when it is discarded. These are things I consider also and I guess that here in AUS we do not do so much of that. A lot of people, not all, just consider today and stuff the rest. How people vote is some indication of that.

    The same goes for the oil filters that are used now. They tend to put just the minimum filter element in and the housing and cover are reusable and lifetime use items. So the smallest amount is thrown away. Not as convenient doing a change but possibly better in the long run ! Try and sell that to the average punter with a 4WD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi
    Just a followup on the coolant. I went to the dealer and they said all Renaults use the same type D. So the only size available was 5Ltr bottle but the cost was only $33 total. That is a good price anyway and cheaper than Nuylon so I bought it and filled the resevoir. I might actually do a change next time with the rest.

    Jaahn
    Damn, I hate being right all the time.
    Glad you did it the easy way.
    For many part the dealers are great on pricing.
    I'd imagine there are items you would not want to have to pay dealer prices for, but I've never had need for any of them so can't say for certain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi tasfrog
    The Renault coolant is a premix ready to use.

    Just a comment from my previous reading about coolants. The European manufacturers do take a lot of things into consideration in their formulations. One that has a bearing on the final chemical mix is the overall pollution caused by the whole of life of the product. That includes the service lifetime of the product and what happens to it when it is discarded. These are things I consider also and I guess that here in AUS we do not do so much of that. A lot of people, not all, just consider today and stuff the rest. How people vote is some indication of that.

    The same goes for the oil filters that are used now. They tend to put just the minimum filter element in and the housing and cover are reusable and lifetime use items. So the smallest amount is thrown away. Not as convenient doing a change but possibly better in the long run ! Try and sell that to the average punter with a 4WD.
    Jaahn
    You realise of course you can stress needlessly by reading too much into it.;o))
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