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how much coolant I need when I drain and fill?

I read many user's post only need 1 gallon

but in the manual, it said 1.88 gallons

how much do I really need?

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You better buy 2. The reservoir plastic tank probably holds 1/4 bottle in itself. 1 bottle is not enough.


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I read many user's post only need 1 gallon

but in the manual, it said 1.88 gallons

how much do I really need?
Yeah, 2 gallons and you'll have some left over.

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You'll have some left over, with two gallons (half gallon or so), but it's good to have some left over, just in case you need to add some later.

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This is the first time i change it. The car come with green coolant when it's new.
Is it ok to mix it with the new honda blue coolant?
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when i bought 2 containers of the Honda coolant, i used almost 1 to fill it back up.

car new was green? well good to take this chance to switch it out with honda's oh so pretty sapphire blue coolant XD

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But you have a V6. Might be different.

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when i bought 2 containers of the Honda coolant, i used almost 1 to fill it back up.

car new was green? well good to take this chance to switch it out with honda's oh so pretty sapphire blue coolant XD

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How much you fill, depends on how much you drained.

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On the V6 there is a block drain that will let out more coolant. The 4 cylinder is just draining the radiator and reserve tank. Both should take more than one gallon to fill.

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On the V6 there is a block drain that will let out more coolant. The 4 cylinder is just draining the radiator and reserve tank. Both should take more than one gallon to fill.

Where is this drain bolt on the block of the V6? appreciate the response.

I have a 2007 V6
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The 4cyl has a block drain too, but I never use it when I drain/fill.

I think 2 gallons will do you. What are they, $4 each?

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What are they, $4 each?
More like $15-20 for Honda OEM depending on where you buy.


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yeah honda oem is like 15 each. even prestone is like $8. lol i only drained the radiator. i couldnt find info on how to drain the block.

but draining for me did get really messy. was tryin to get a pan to catch it off but it sprayed out . luckily i had a big cardboard that i use to cover the ground when i do changes (motor oil, transmission oil, etc) so it caught most of it and got soaked XD

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Where is this drain bolt on the block of the V6? appreciate the response.

I have a 2007 V6
Just behind the passenger side front wheel. You should be able to see it on the rear side of the block. I could see it easier with the passenger front wheel off. It's not easy to get to, or loosen. There is a small nipple, that you can attach a hose, then loosen the bolt. If you don't use a hose, to direct the coolant into a pan, there will be a nice shower of coolant in the area. There is a certain procedure for changing the coolant, it's not quite as simple as drain and refill.

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but draining for me did get really messy. was tryin to get a pan to catch it off but it sprayed out . luckily i had a big cardboard that i use to cover the ground when i do changes (motor oil, transmission oil, etc) so it caught most of it and got soaked XD


I think if you were to remove the splash shield under the radiator, the coolant would drain more cleanly in a pan. I had the same problem with coolant going everywhere as coolant only has a small square slot to drain through.


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