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CAMBIO DEL REFRIGERANTE

WARNING

Never remove the coolant reservoir filler cap when the engine is hot. Escaping steam or scalding water could cause serious personal injury.

WARNING

Unscrew the filler cap slowly, allowing the pressure to escape before removing completely.

WARNING

Antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not allow antifreeze to come into contact with open flames or other sources of ignition, e.g., a hot engine. A fire may result.

WARNING

Antifreeze is poisonous and can be fatal if swallowed. Keep containers sealed and out of the reach of children. If consumption is suspected, seek medical attention immediately.

WARNING

If the fluid comes into contact with the skin or eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

CAUTION

When travelling in places where the water supply contains salt, always make sure to carry a supply of fresh (rain or distilled) water. Topping up with salt water will cause serious engine damage.

CAUTION

The use of non-approved antifreeze has an adverse effect on the engine's cooling system and, therefore, engine durability. See LUBRICANTES Y LÍQUIDOS.

CAUTION

Antifreeze damages painted surfaces. Soak up any spillage with an absorbent cloth immediately. Wash the area with a mixture of car shampoo and water.

CAUTION

Do not use any anti-leak products in the cooling system, as it causes damage to the vehicle.

Antifreeze contains important corrosion inhibitors. The antifreeze content of the coolant must be maintained at 50% to 60% all year round, not just in cold conditions. To make sure the anti-corrosion properties of the coolant are maintained, the antifreeze content should be checked once a year. Regardless of the distance travelled, the antifreeze should be replaced every 10 years. Failure to do so may cause corrosion of the radiator and engine components. The specific gravity of a 50% antifreeze solution at 20°C is 1.068 and protects against frost down to -40°C.

To top up the coolant:

  1. Rotate the coolant reservoir filler cap counter-clockwise and remove.

  2. Top up to the MAX indicator mark on the side of the coolant reservoir.

    CAUTION

    Make sure that the correct mixture of water and antifreeze is used. See LUBRICANTES Y LÍQUIDOS.

    NOTES

    In an emergency, and only if the approved antifreeze is unavailable, top up the cooling system with clean water. Be aware of the resultant reduction in frost protection. Do not top up or refill with conventional antifreeze formulations. If in doubt, consult a qualified technician.

  3. To refit the coolant reservoir filler cap, rotate the filler cap clockwise, until the cap's ratchet clicks at least three times.