How to TEST Your Coolant for the Winter (Before Major DAMAGE is Done)

7 Grd 2020
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Learn how to test your antifreeze, and how to change your coolant to make sure it is protecting your car's engine and cooling system properly. In this video I cover what how to properly test your coolant and top off your radiator so it is a 50/50 mix that way your car wont overheat and your engine block wont freeze or corrode.
Also if the heat in your car is weak or you dont have heat, in this video I will show you how to bleed the air out of the cooling system so you can get heat Coolant is 50% antifreeze and 50% distilled water. And no, freeze plugs are not going to save your engine block from freezing and cracking every time.
Coolant Tester:
Concentrated PEAK 10x:
50/50 PEAK 10x:
Distilled Water (no minerals):
Spill Proof Funnel:
Large Fluid Storage Container:
Temperature Chart for Antifreeze:Water:
How to SUPER FLUSH your Coolant:
How to Flush your Heater Core:
How to Diagnose and Fix NO Heat in your Car:
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  • Just dropped brand new DriftStang "Ugly Sweaters" which are actually really comfy: This is an important video I wanted to get out asap before the really cold part of winter sets in! Here are some other related videos: How to SUPER FLUSH your Coolant: How to Flush your Heater Core: How to Diagnose and Fix NO Heat in your Car:

    ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
    • @Shashank Sagar i did not mean all that taking it too far i know. That its not bad.. Last time im commenting on a video

      Krischen PriceKrischen PricePrieš 13 val
    • @Krischen Price do note that that some people get away with calling some things the wrong way, and it in fact becomes their identity, that this man calls this thing this way and not that way. Christopher is also one of them, with his identity becoming him always calling water as 'wooder'.

      Shashank SagarShashank SagarPrieš 21 val
    • Why did you write wooder on one of the pipes... Do you mean water?

      Krischen PriceKrischen PricePrieš dieną
    • Do you still have the D16 Civic?

      JanntasticJanntasticPrieš 23 dienas
    • Hold up, What happens when I fill my car's radiator with antifreeze more than distilled water? Yeah, the solution is simple, I can easily add plain distilled water, but I am very curious on what happens in this case.

      Shashank SagarShashank SagarPrieš 26 dienų
  • Engine swap coming soon

    44Prieš 5 val
  • Who else watches these videos for entertainment XD

    Avatar_Aang7Avatar_Aang7Prieš dieną
  • So it's better to have a 50/50 than just only antifreeze on the car?

    ShizzleYTBShizzleYTBPrieš dieną
  • I wish I had watched this video sooner. I currently have my car in a shop, because my coolant froze :/ They're expecting a total cost of about $900.

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  • Interesting water pump gets destroyed by water.

    krishna kumarkrishna kumarPrieš 2 dienas
  • I wonder where you live what Country or state

    Trashy 2000Trashy 2000Prieš 3 dienas
  • @ChrisFix you are the best youtuber. Hands down.

    Ricky TRicky TPrieš 3 dienas
  • when will you super charge the driftstang

    FFBeats bbxFFBeats bbxPrieš 3 dienas
  • Only Chris fix would make pipebombs yo prove a joint

    kingston. gameskingston. gamesPrieš 4 dienas
  • The forbidden MountainDew

    Totally UnofficialTotally UnofficialPrieš 4 dienas
  • Why does the coolant look so tempting to drink

    ExetasiaExetasiaPrieš 4 dienas
  • i bought a RAV 4 2001 and when i checked the water it was a normal water clean and no dust or something , but is it safe to use a GREEN water without damaging anything ? im not sure thanks

    Eith2Eith2Prieš 4 dienas
    • You should be able to use universal coolant in your Rav 4 with no issues, I would drain that out and fill with the proper coolant level and coolant ratio. I have a video on that here, check it out:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 dienas
  • Water will rust out the freeze plus I've replaced enough freeze plugs to buy a new car

    Donald PainterDonald PainterPrieš 5 dienų
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 dienas
  • I am a man of my words when I say chris fix wont reply to this comment he wont

    King RabeshanKing RabeshanPrieš 5 dienų
  • freezing plug ?

    Sebas ComSebas ComPrieš 5 dienų
    • Watch the video!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 5 dienų
  • Chris. I never comment on LTworlds. But thank you for everything. thank you.

    Azeem ShaukatAzeem ShaukatPrieš 5 dienų
  • The stig is Chris fix???

    Steve HoltSteve HoltPrieš 6 dienų
  • Idk why but I am really tempted to drink the antifreeze.

    Staś SmithStaś SmithPrieš 6 dienų
  • Man when are you going to work again with the del Sol

    odysseus daneshiodysseus daneshiPrieš 6 dienų
  • Chris you very smart and i bet your favorite subject in school is Science

    Brett ButlerBrett ButlerPrieš 7 dienų
  • Oops i forgot to winterize my jet skis

    Xxlegit DashxXXxlegit DashxXPrieš 7 dienų

    Louya GamingLouya GamingPrieš 8 dienų
  • Best engine oil Royal Purple HPS and use there filter. Best fuel injector cleaner BG products Best Air filter and cabin air filter are made by WIX Best windshield wiper fluid Ran X 2 and 1 all season. Best wipers Trico Titan. Best rotors for cheap Power Stop. Use ceramic brake pads. Change serpentine belt at 80,000 miles to be safe. Change wiper arms every few years the springs get weak Flush all fluid at recommended times. Check ball joint and ball bearings once a year Check tire air pressure once a week Maintain the vehicle so it last a long time a lot of people don't do this.

    josiah culleyjosiah culleyPrieš 8 dienų
  • One more thing u forgot to mention about the waterpump, its that antifreeze also lubricates the system and the waterpump. Very good video 👍🏼

    Christian HansenChristian HansenPrieš 8 dienų
  • what happens if you use only Antifreeze 100% Antifreeze

    StinkcatgamingStinkcatgamingPrieš 9 dienų
  • Chris, why do you go to the extreme to conceal your identity? Is it because of your safety or you don't want to be recognized in public and have a bunch of paparazzi after you?

    Andrew RAndrew RPrieš 9 dienų
    • You do a great job and you seem to be pretty quick! And you’re very organized from what videos I’ve watched of your channel!!

      Andrew RAndrew RPrieš 9 dienų
    • I want to help and teach you guys and make the point of the content what I'm showing, it's not all about me haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • im impressed that the block on the truck was intact.

    Clayton SClayton SPrieš 9 dienų
    • Definitely needed the fresh coolant haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • wooder or is it water

    Alaa AbdelkaderAlaa AbdelkaderPrieš 10 dienų
  • 18:19 i swear he has explained this probably 74 times

    landospooklandospookPrieš 10 dienų
  • Wooder from engin cooling sistm tasts gud

    Mocanu Octavian43Mocanu Octavian43Prieš 10 dienų
    • @ChrisFix you help me clean my car with your videos, i have a old car :)

      Mocanu Octavian43Mocanu Octavian43Prieš 10 dienų
    • Yes :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 10 dienų
  • Oh no my dad uses water from the hose in his cars no antifreeze 😨 old cars he has but still i better tell him about this very helpful video!

    Random 4400Random 4400Prieš 11 dienų
    • That'll cause problems given enough time! Pure distilled water and coolant are the only things that should be in your coolant system!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 10 dienų
  • Hi Chris just wondering if I have antifreeze in my car can I just add more of a different brand or should I not mix?

    Top 5sTop 5sPrieš 12 dienų
  • did you guys notice instead of writing water he wrote wooder

    chicken_why chickenchicken_why chickenPrieš 12 dienų
  • Hey chris! just a question, are you a mechanic before, before u start ur youtube channel???

    Code CodmCode CodmPrieš 12 dienų
    • @ChrisFix but without being an actually trained mechanic.

      Dan DDan DPrieš 9 dienų
    • I've been working on cars since I was young with my Dad, and over the years I got to do bigger and bigger projects to where we're at today!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 12 dienų
  • Chris...question on the Coolant? I have a 2000 Tahoe w/ 315,000 miles now... Is it ok to use straight Coolant w/ no water mix?? I prefer that ....

    Star GazerStar GazerPrieš 13 dienų
  • Another great video; well done. One suggestion for changing out your windshield washer reservoir: use a fluid evacuator and pull the old fluid out to empty the reservoir, then add your winter fluid and activate the wiper washers until the new fluid flushes through. Thank you for all of the great info.

    R CartmellR CartmellPrieš 13 dienų
  • Why do you say water like this wooder

    Jeece KidJeece KidPrieš 15 dienų
  • Why do you say wooder it's water

    RoboticRoboticPrieš 16 dienų
  • Hello, have a question for you Chrisfix, are you a mechanic or how do you know how to do all these things?

    Jesus DuranJesus DuranPrieš 16 dienų

    Demetre JakhaiaDemetre JakhaiaPrieš 17 dienų
  • "Winter is right around the corner" In December? Lmao

    PinchPeak5203PinchPeak5203Prieš 17 dienų
  • Omg engine for di driftestang supercharged omg I wait for dat for soooooo long 😱😱😱

    Mrick CharestMrick CharestPrieš 17 dienų
  • So that's why I can't

    Tia MariaTia MariaPrieš 17 dienų
  • 7:04 all the water that i have has minerals

    Tia MariaTia MariaPrieš 17 dienų
  • Hello Chris I had a question on the valve that let's the coolant out of the heat exchanger on my boat my heat exchanger broke down and I had to replace it and now I have salt water in the coolant and I can't let it out because the valve is cloked would have any idea how to unclog it?

    BWFL NZBWFL NZPrieš 18 dienų
  • What if my coolant is black, but the vehicle doesn't overheat??

    Jeremy MenchacaJeremy MenchacaPrieš 19 dienų
    • What color is it supposed to be?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 18 dienų
  • Step 1: Buy a car Step 2: learn to drive Step: 3: now you’re broke

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    • You actually commented ö

      —[ Popw1324 ]——[ Popw1324 ]—Prieš 18 dienų
    • Hopefully not lol

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 18 dienų
  • Just use Mobil 1

    Super TeslaSuper TeslaPrieš 19 dienų
  • Why do you need the spare engine in your garage? I would understand it being a spare one if the one in the mustang breaks.

    Dead RatDead RatPrieš 19 dienų
  • This channels gone to shit.

    A KA KPrieš 20 dienų
  • Hi I was not active srry Chris but can we do a colab on summer break for school cause im in Pennsylvania and my dream is to collaborate with some one so can u comment on my vid of how we gonna do it virtually please it’s my dream

    Gaming with rolls Royce CullinanGaming with rolls Royce CullinanPrieš 20 dienų
  • F chirs fix

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  • Booooo boring

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  • Booooo boring

    Ma.isabel DelunaMa.isabel DelunaPrieš 21 dieną
  • Who hate chrish fix dis like these

    Ma.isabel DelunaMa.isabel DelunaPrieš 21 dieną
    • why do you hate the channel?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 20 dienų
  • *Casually slips in supercharging the mustang* Me: Come again? and when?

    Dark FarretDark FarretPrieš 21 dieną
  • This is for regular green antifreeze. Dexcool is red and will not mix with green.

    Adrian SchochAdrian SchochPrieš 22 dienas
  • Wait your not supposed to drink it to test? Was that really just me

    little john Lockardlittle john LockardPrieš 22 dienas
  • Hey cris i got a question i got couple of green antifreeze can i used this on a chevy silverado instead of dexcool

    carlos rodriguezcarlos rodriguezPrieš 22 dienas
  • Hello Mr. Chris. Because that I was broke for last a couple of months I haven't add new antifreeze to my cooling system. Which is only consisting of distilled water now. Because that system is filled fully I can't add antifreeze. How can I drain my coolant system completely? Do you have any opinions on this? Thank you a lot...

    Halil İbrahim ÜnalHalil İbrahim ÜnalPrieš 22 dienas
  • Hi Chris fix can you help me how to adjust the throttle position sensor on my 1998 Toyota Corolla It idle s rough and shakes when engine is cold or warms and when I put in in revers and drive it shakes my engine and transmission mounts are good I checked them I live in Afghanistan the mass air flow sensor cleaner is not available can I use some thing else to clean it Also can you show me how to make my car idle smooth tnx Big fan and your only fan in Afghanistan Keep it up My main problem is adjustment of the throttle position sensor and rough idle please help

    Gsam GaleGsam GalePrieš 22 dienas
  • Quick Question - what if that little hose doesn't reach down to suck up any liquid in my reservoir in my Ram 1500? Any suggestions?

    Maximum Results FitnessMaximum Results FitnessPrieš 23 dienas
  • What happens if you use 100 antifreeze

    Arthur morgenArthur morgenPrieš 23 dienas
  • Please please do a video on Teslas

    Damien LambertDamien LambertPrieš 23 dienas
  • Wooder?

    Colton PenfieldColton PenfieldPrieš 24 dienas
  • Hi Happy New Year Bro And my Car Master Stay safe take car and have a Lovely New year

    Rajesh SinghRajesh SinghPrieš 24 dienas
  • I don’t suppose you have a vid on how to find and fix a coolant leak.if you don’t could you please make one thank you.

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  • am i the only one who read febreeze

    ElektroA12345ElektroA12345Prieš 25 dienų
  • At 1:16 Chris Fix reads "This radiator cap reads 16 PSI". I read "16 LBS" on the cap. Need new radiator cap.:)

    RoseTintedWindscreenRoseTintedWindscreenPrieš 25 dienų
  • I love how you say Wooder istead of Water :D E

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  • Wooder

    the quetzill 192the quetzill 192Prieš 26 dienų
  • so we’re not gonna talk about how christ already has an engine for a supercharger? maybe we’ll get a supercharged driftstang next summer???

    Cameron SchichtelCameron SchichtelPrieš 26 dienų
  • 0:08 right around the corner? Do not that the video was made in December.

    Shashank SagarShashank SagarPrieš 26 dienų
  • My car requires 60/40 because its an old 4 speed that can overheat fast

    MAX tech techMAX tech techPrieš 26 dienų
  • why not use JUST coolant? why the 50/50 mix?

    PotentixPotentixPrieš 26 dienų
    • Bruh

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  • I still cant believe how you buried the poor worker Frank. Give him the Jaguar back.

    Dan UberDan UberPrieš 27 dienų
  • Chris, I love your videos. Great advice and always with tools that everyone has. Question: just flushed the cooling system of a 1990 Chevy C1500 (Silverado) 5.7L V8. I flushed removing the thermostat and with the garden hose which means flushing with tap water. I drained everything after the flush, meaning, radiator, lower and upper radiator hose, even the heater core. I was hoping to get most of the tap water out. When I filled up again, only gallon and a half antifreeze/distilled water went in. According to Service Repair Manual the coolant system is about 18 quarts and I was able to fit into the freshly drained system only about 6 quarts of antifreeze. I’m little worried I have too much tap water in the system. How do I deal with that? Do I flush with distilled water again, drain everything and fill up with concentrate antifreeze.

    Daniel IlievDaniel IlievPrieš 27 dienų
  • This is actually really useful, especially because I live in Canada

    TheWeirdCanadianYouTuberTheWeirdCanadianYouTuberPrieš 27 dienų
    • All chrisfix videos are useful

      SabaSabaPrieš 21 val
  • I didn’t received a notification of that video 😟

    كايدو جلاد الصعاليككايدو جلاد الصعاليكPrieš 27 dienų
  • Great video Chrisfix😍😍😍😍😍

    yuval zharyayuval zharyaPrieš 27 dienų
  • 6:48 Covers lable even tho it says nestle waters down below

    Aurora The OtterAurora The OtterPrieš 28 dienų
  • That antifreeze looks tasty, I bet it will give me superpowers

    Roberto CuevasRoberto CuevasPrieš 28 dienų
    • It was tasty!

      A Guy That Comments E On Every Video LoLA Guy That Comments E On Every Video LoLPrieš 25 dienų
    • Actually, it will grant you death, Chris has informed us about this multiple times over

      Shashank SagarShashank SagarPrieš 26 dienų
  • Nestlé🤮

    MaxDippininmylolo64MaxDippininmylolo64Prieš 28 dienų
  • it Seems like chrisfix's voice is in his 20's but it Seems like he doesnt have a girlfriend

    William SamuelWilliam SamuelPrieš 28 dienų
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      Alexis PERROTTEYAlexis PERROTTEYPrieš 26 dienų
  • You should have taken the time to explain the corrosion inhibitors within the coolant and how long they last; how they may or may not weaken over time and whether or not you must replace the coolant at recommended service intervals.

    RickbearcatRickbearcatPrieš 28 dienų
  • Wtf is wooder

    SappySappyPrieš 28 dienų
    • Water in chrisfix language

      A Guy That Comments E On Every Video LoLA Guy That Comments E On Every Video LoLPrieš 25 dienų
  • Ask someone in the reprap community to print you a cap for that Jag washer fluid tank! There's enough of the original there to get some deets for reproduction!

    bluephreakrbluephreakrPrieš 28 dienų
  • wooder wooder please oh man please stop saying it :( ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhwooooooooderrrrr

    Jimothy BlumbergJimothy BlumbergPrieš 28 dienų
    • Eh

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    • @A Guy That Comments E On Every Video LoL oh I'm sorry, did I cross over your bridge

      Jimothy BlumbergJimothy BlumbergPrieš 25 dienų
    • No

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  • So why not just feel it up with a 100% pure antifreeze coolant??

    zimba599zimba599Prieš 29 dienų
  • Great video! I shared it on my FB page.

    Troy StevensTroy StevensPrieš 29 dienų
  • Question I have a 2006 Mercury mountaineer I have leaking plastic thermostat housing that's the second one ive replaced I was wanted to know should I replace it with aluminium or plastic dose will aluminium rust inside due to coolant running thru it plastic thermostat housing brand dorman $71.00 vs aluminum at $54.00 dollars how long aluminium will last

    Kamil DryjskiKamil DryjskiPrieš 29 dienų
  • Dont forget the blinker fluid

    GabrieleboyGabrieleboyPrieš mėn
  • You would make a perfect teacher

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  • Most all washer fluid doesn’t freeze. It a mix of methanol water and a small percentage of soap

    Brian BauerBrian BauerPrieš mėn
  • Wooder HAHAHAHAHAH love this chanel

    Brian BauerBrian BauerPrieš mėn
  • Vicesat would do it for 4 euros 🥺🥺🥺🥺

  • So if I take off the cap when the engine is hot, and I hear air coming out is that bad?

    ExodusExodusPrieš mėn
    • It is pressurized so there is air

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    • Kinda

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  • Hey ChrisFix I was wondering if you can help me for a gift idea. Should I gift my friend GOFAR OBD. I wasn’t able to find a good review. Plz and like always u teach us a lot🙂 thank you so much

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