Mitsubishi Galant Parts And Mitsubishi Galant Accessories
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Since the time it rolled out of the assembly line in 1969, the Mitsubishi Galant used antifreeze to help keep the engine running smoothly once the temperature goes down. Today, antifreeze remains an essential automotive fluid for Galant compact and midsize models, although now, it is often mixed in with most commercial radiator coolant products.
Check out some key tips below on how to choose, refill, and drain the antifreeze in your Mitsubishi Galant.
Not all antifreeze are created equal. In fact, antifreeze and coolant mixes come in different colors such as orange, red, and green, which signify different formulations that, in turn, bring distinct pros and cons to the car\'s cooling system. For the Galant, Mitsubishi recommends green antifreeze. Also known as Japanese green, green antifreeze is specially formulated for use in Japanese-branded vehicles. This type of antifreeze also contains little or no silicate compounds, unlike in other types of antifreeze. However, there are now \"green\" antifreeze that are actually meant for American-made cars that contain a fair amount of silicate compounds, so make sure to still double-check the container before refilling.
While the Galant\'s cooling system is a sealed loop, both antifreeze and coolant will gradually diminish over time. And once too much coolant and antifreeze is lost, the engine will start to overheat and, in freezing weather conditions, develop damaging frost and ice inside it.
You can usually determine the level of coolant/antifreeze in your Galant\'s radiator through the indicators etched on the radiator overflow tank, although there are also other warning signs such as rapid engine temperature increases, rough idling, and stalling. And once the coolant and antifreeze starts to run out, you will need to refill it via the overflow tank. Ideally, the coolant and antifreeze should be mixed with equal parts water, although there are other coolant/antifreeze products that require lesser or zero amounts of water.
Note:Make sure to refill only through the radiator overflow tank. Refilling coolant and antifreeze directly on the radiator may cause extremely hot steam to escape from the radiator\'s pressure valve, resulting in painful burns.
Draining the flushing the radiator is a rare occurrence, but it is a necessary task that must be done quickly should the radiator become contaminated with rust and other particulates. The Galant\'s service manual contains detailed instructions on how to flush the antifreeze from the radiator, although it mainly involves letting the antifreeze flow out of the drain valve at the bottom of the radiator or through the radiator hoses. Make sure to dispose of the flushed coolant and antifreeze properly, as it can be quite toxic to the environment.