Please help with Vectra coolant and radiater flush

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by Mike Smith, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Mike Smith

    Mike Smith Guest


    I have a question about Vectra coolant and radiator flushing.

    Is this service necessary? A mechanic friend of mine says its not, but
    according to the Haynes manual it should be done every two years regardless
    of mileage.

    Would it ok to try for a novice mechanic, I change the oil and do general
    maintenance myself, but this looked a little tricky on the Haynes manual.

    Also, could anybody email me or post on this newsgroup how to flush the
    radiator (i.e what pipes to disconnect, how to refill, etc).

    The problem I'm having is around town the temperature gauge gets midway and
    the fan kicks in all the time and quickly. I've had the car two years and it
    never got this warm constantly before. If you all think this is normal then
    I might just leave it.

    Car is a Vectra '98 S plate 2.0L EcoTec with air conditioning (I was told
    this matters with the radiator and coolant?).

    Thanks all,


    Mike Smith, Aug 3, 2003
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  2. Mike Smith

    Graham Guest

    Just a silly question but have you considered checking the thermostat?
    Graham, Aug 4, 2003
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