RADIATOR for: SUZUKI APV VAN 2005-2017
ENGINE: 1.6L G16D 4CYL PETROL
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Failure to install this radiator assembly without strictly adhering to the
following procedures will render void the Radiator Manufacturer’s warranty.
Installing A New Radiator (Replacing
old, faulty, or damaged radiator existing in vehicle)
Step 1: Prior to
removing the existing radiator, the cooling system must be inspected for
evidence of stray/electric current (this is only possible when the cooling
system is still in operation.)
Stray/electric current causes a
highly destructive from of corrosion, electrolysis. This is caused by the
passage of even the smallest (0.03 volt) current through the coolant in the
The resulting fast acting corrosion attacks not only the radiator
and heater cores, but can also cause severe and expensive damage to alloy
cylinder heads, water pumps, thermostats, and other components and parts
including the auto transmission.
This condition occurs within the
cooling system mainly due to current seeking an easy path through the coolant
to ground. Typically stray/electric current is the result of accident
damage to the vehicle,
poor installation of electrical components and faults
occurring in electrical components.
To test for stray/electric current,
use an analogue voltmeter with sensitivity of 0.03 volts or a stray current
detector by first placing the positive lead directly into the coolant (through
the filler neck on the radiator),
or in the overflow bottle (for a closed
system), making sure that the terminal is not in contact with any surrounding
metal surface. Then attach the negative lead to the battery earth (negative
terminal), and switch on all of the electrical systems, one at a time.
with the engine running and then repeating the process with the engine turned
off. A reading of more than 0.03 volts or a positive (red light)
indicates a damaging current is likely to be present in the cooling system.
This procedure will enable you to
establish by process of elimination the source of any current. It is
imperative that the source of any current traveling through the coolant is
located, repaired or replaced prior to installing a new radiator assembly.
Additional electric accessories can be the source of stray/electric
current. If additional accessories have been fitted or repairs
undertaken, repeat stray current check.
DO NOT PROCEED IF UNABLE TO
ESTABLISH THE SOURCE OF ANY DETECTED CURRENT. CONSULT A QUALIFIED AUTO
ELECTRICIAN FOR ASSISTANCE.
Completely drain the coolant from the system.
Fill the system with water and treat with quality alkaline cooling system
flushing agent. Observe the instructions on the container, ensure that the
vehicle’s heater is turned on and that the radiator overflow bottle is clean.
Check components such as the radiator cap, hoses, clamps, thermostat, water
pump and fans(s) for wear and current condition.
Drain water from system and flush out with clean water.
Carefully remove the old radiator assembly and check mountings.
Correctly install the new radiator assembly – replace fault or worn components.
Check vehicle service manual for any additional procedures applicable to
Fill system with clean water and perform stray/electric current test procedure
as outlined in Step 1. Proceed if result is negative.
Completely drain water from system.
Install the recommended coolant (type and dosage) for this vehicle as specified
by the vehicle manufacturer’s service manual. When using a concentrate
inhibitor, use distilled or demineralized water.
Do not mix any coolant brands together. Correct coolant selection and
installation is essential to ensure maximum corrosion protection for all
component parts within the engine cooling system.
Coolant/inhibitors are added to the
cooling system for three reasons:
increase the boiling and freezing point of the water.
lubricate those moving parts of the engine that are in contact with water.
provide a film barrier between the potentially corrosive water and the
various types of metals founds within the engine and cooling system.
The inhibitor continually replaces
the protective barrier as the corrosive elements of the water dissolve the
barrier. However, because this is a continual process,
coolant/inhibitors become depleted after a time to the point where they no
longer provide this protective coating. Alkaline corrosion can begin on the
inside of the radiator tubes
because the coolants/inhibitors from different
manufacturers have different chemical compounds which may adversely react if
mixed. It is important not to create a chemical cocktail by mixing
different brands of coolant/inhibitor.
Run vehicle engine up to normal operating temperature and inspect all
components for leaks.
Do not remove the Radiator Cap