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

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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.
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Temperature Chart for Antifreeze:Water: bit.ly/AntifreezeWaterChart
How to SUPER FLUSH your Coolant: trdown.info/cycle/qWZimp2om7uaesk/video
How to Flush your Heater Core: trdown.info/cycle/g3KIrpiavNWiq8U/video
How to Diagnose and Fix NO Heat in your Car: trdown.info/cycle/Y5GfvYuKsMp3fq8/video
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  • ChrisFix

    ChrisFix

    2 aylar önce

    Just dropped brand new DriftStang "Ugly Sweaters" which are actually really comfy: https://teespring.com/sn95-driftstang-xmas-sweater
    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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s--5ft5YiHg
    How to Flush your Heater Core: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9SIafVsqyc
    How to Diagnose and Fix NO Heat in your Car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XjXTVJhFLM

    • Krischen Price

      Krischen Price

      Aylar önce

      @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

    • Shashank Sagar

      Shashank Sagar

      Aylar önce

      @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'.

    • Krischen Price

      Krischen Price

      Aylar önce

      Why did you write wooder on one of the pipes... Do you mean water?

    • Janntastic

      Janntastic

      Aylar önce

      Do you still have the D16 Civic?

    • Shashank Sagar

      Shashank Sagar

      2 aylar önce

      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.

  • Jill Wood

    Jill Wood

    4 saatler önce

    How the 🤬 does he have that meany cars

  • Vijay Karajgikar

    Vijay Karajgikar

    7 saatler önce

    Are we allowed to use a funnel for topping off the washer fluid?

  • Tristan Gray

    Tristan Gray

    Gün önce

    Sorry if this has been asked already, but I doubt it has because I can't find the info anywhere.
    I'd like to test my coolant, but I'm finding it difficult to understand why everybody is checking the fluid not from the radiator itself, but from the reservoir. From my understanding from what I have read, the expansion reservoir does not actually circulate coolant through the system, it only acts as to 1.) not allow overflow from spilling onto the ground, 2.) does not allow air to enter the system, and 3.) maintains 100% fill in the system if there is a leak, or other issues, such as burn off, or whatever.

    If what I'm reading is correct, the only time the liquid in the overflow tank could actually be sucked into the system is possible during the expanding / contracting process, or if there is a leak / burn off of the liquid within the circulatory system.
    So, if people are checking the reservoir for proper concentration of the liquid within the system, isn't that completely incorrect? Please learn me here... I'm dumbfounded and probably wrong.

  • Rama Patel

    Rama Patel

    2 gün önce

    WHEN WILL YOU DO A FACE REVEAL VIDEO

  • Matt Shah

    Matt Shah

    3 gün önce

    I have a bunch of question...
    I have rust in my radiator and its leaking at about 12 blade no's of the radiator and it was totalled to be weld... When I'm buying aftermarket radiator, it stated on the box "DON'T USE COOLANT" So, i used filtered water as my radiator coolant...
    My question is
    1. Why the warning for not using coolant??
    2. If i wanted to use antifreeze and antirust, it is gonna effect the radiator?
    3. My radiator still have rusty water, is it normal?

  • CHeWy

    CHeWy

    5 gün önce

    This stuff about winter makes me laugh. I am in Western Australia, we think anything below 60 degrees fahrenheit is cold. We never have freezing issues. A slight bit of ice on the windscreen in winter is an extremely big deal!

  • Little Reptilian

    Little Reptilian

    6 gün önce

    Where did you find the source that says freezecaps are just holes from manifacturing? thnaks

  • BASEL AND YEHIA

    BASEL AND YEHIA

    8 gün önce

    @baselissavage

  • Nisa Oto Servis Hüseyin Koç

    Nisa Oto Servis Hüseyin Koç

    9 gün önce

    Greetings from Turkey Hi I'm doing a little workshop I had such a loving expression in Turkey Thank you so much for the information you would follow bro Thank you Thank you for your information

  • Nisa Oto Servis Hüseyin Koç

    Nisa Oto Servis Hüseyin Koç

    9 gün önce

    Thank you very much for giving such information brochure Greetings from Turkey

  • Niels Engelen

    Niels Engelen

    9 gün önce

    Face reveal when?

  • WK Lo lyri

    WK Lo lyri

    9 gün önce

    what happens when you dont put 50 50antifreeze and water but instead you but 100percent antifreeze

  • Dylan Pilaeis

    Dylan Pilaeis

    10 gün önce

    where js the driftstang 0-0

  • juanito506

    juanito506

    10 gün önce

    Do keep in mind that distilled water does transfer heat away from components better than straight antifreeze, so if you live in hotter climates that does not see freezing temperatures you can mix more distilled water than antifreeze such as what was in the Jaguar for more effective cooling. Other than that, great video Chris!

  • Filipp mit F

    Filipp mit F

    13 gün önce

    That 50/50 mix isn't that important, just have it around the freezing temp you need it, if you have 65/35 antifreeze it's ok, don't make it a math challenge xD

  • Amchoo_

    Amchoo_

    13 gün önce

    I remember back in the day when me and my buddies had to cover my cars hood with a thick blanket and park it in a wind resistant spot becuse my Waterpump was leaking and i put pure water in the cooling System. It was like -10 Celsius and I really was woried that my cars Block would crack,so much so I drove it hard to get it up to temperature and then let it sit thru the night... Remember it to this day,nice Video Chris,keep it up Buddy,can't wait for the Turbo Del-Sol video.😁

  • RPRISM

    RPRISM

    13 gün önce

    The spill proof is actually amazing it has really helped me when I’ve had to flush 2 different radiators, and it makes getting the air out so easy that A kid could do it

  • Tsf Hyp4r

    Tsf Hyp4r

    14 gün önce

    Wow nice bro! King!!!

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      13 gün önce

      Thanks!

  • Matthew Mantee

    Matthew Mantee

    14 gün önce

    Well my Lil Japanese car is toast! Live in Canada and it's been -50 for a week. Dang

    • Matthew Mantee

      Matthew Mantee

      13 gün önce

      @ChrisFix I have no clue, whatever coolant it had in Japan. But all I know is there's probably not a lot of antifreeze in there. Goodbye engine block.

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      13 gün önce

      What ratio do you have in there now?

  • PECH CHILDREN'S HOME PECH CHILDREN'S HOME

    PECH CHILDREN'S HOME PECH CHILDREN'S HOME

    14 gün önce

    good
    nice

  • Fusion 360

    Fusion 360

    15 gün önce

    This is a spare engine I have

  • abbas

    abbas

    15 gün önce

    Nice video Chris. You could take testing of coolant a little further though. This method only tells you that the coolant is strong enough to stop your car from overheating or the coolant freezing it doesn't tell you if the corrosion inhibitors are still doing their job. To do this use a multimeter. Set it to millivolts scale DC or 20vDC .Put the negative probe on a good ground and the positive probe in to the Antifreeze. The reading should be below 200 millivolts or 0.2v. Anything higher means that the inhibitors are failing and there is an electrolytic reaction taking place. Give it a go.

  • Mars

    Mars

    15 gün önce

    Bro I live in California, we don’t have to worry about the cold 🥶

  • Gamer Warrior

    Gamer Warrior

    16 gün önce

    Was wooder a joke or just him.

  • pro bossyoutuber

    pro bossyoutuber

    16 gün önce

    10:12 I see no watet

  • Brakes, Wheels & Automobiles

    Brakes, Wheels & Automobiles

    17 gün önce

    Iv just had to do a coolant flush on my car. Brilliant for saving money if you know what your doing

  • Kevin Prado

    Kevin Prado

    17 gün önce

    Can‘t i just put 100 instead of 50/50 ?

  • Nasrollah Ambor

    Nasrollah Ambor

    17 gün önce

    How about 75/25 ratio is it good?

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      17 gün önce

      What kind of climate do you live in?

  • MiniTrooper

    MiniTrooper

    18 gün önce

    Will the drift car actually get the new engine because you said you will try to get the PI supercharger to work with the stock engine. Also will the car get big cams someday? And lastly can we expect the supercharger video to come out this year or will it probably be next year?

  • Chi Nguyen

    Chi Nguyen

    19 gün önce

    why don't we fill the entire thing with anti-freeze?

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      18 gün önce

      Coolant needs the properties of water for heat dissipation and to reduce the freezing point for it to work!

  • Oliver Kiymaz

    Oliver Kiymaz

    20 gün önce

    Face reveal

  • Bryson Deery

    Bryson Deery

    20 gün önce

    thank you im going through and watching all your videos

  • Bruh Bruh

    Bruh Bruh

    21 gün önce

    Crisfix is my daddy

  • Joe

    Joe

    24 gün önce

    is there any benefit to buying 100% antifreeze and mixing yourself or just getting the gallons of 50/50 premix?

  • Another Car Channel

    Another Car Channel

    26 gün önce

    I don't know why, but suddenly i crave for green apple juice =))

  • Matt Sayers

    Matt Sayers

    29 gün önce

    I use the Prestone Deicer fluid in my washer fluid reservoir. I also use the Prestone Deicer fluid in spray bottles to deice the windshield and windows when there is ice on them and let it sit and most of the time I don't have to do any scraping. You can find Prestone Deicer at Walmart or Dollar General or even on Amazon

  • Razer

    Razer

    Aylar önce

    So if I live in a place where it gets colder than 34 degrees Fahrenheit should I just not put in any coolant?

  • Stephen Albert

    Stephen Albert

    Aylar önce

    Snap to transform, flick to freeze! YouTube Midas touch!

  • jordanfex

    jordanfex

    Aylar önce

    You like doing science

  • Vendetta4 FuN

    Vendetta4 FuN

    Aylar önce

    Can we use that to bikes too?? So they can't freeze .can we??

    • Riire

      Riire

      Aylar önce

      Don't see why not

  • Jose donis

    Jose donis

    Aylar önce

    Not gonna lie ChrisFix is a teacher for cars thanks MrChrisFix

  • adilkaan kilicaslan

    adilkaan kilicaslan

    Aylar önce

    he know its called water right😂😂

  • Skull Teria

    Skull Teria

    Aylar önce

    Why is he calling "Antifreeze" "Anyfreeze"?

  • לירון פרג'ון

    לירון פרג'ון

    Aylar önce

    Do more humer videos

  • Brice Graham

    Brice Graham

    Aylar önce

    Oh geez, math always confuses me 🤔

  • Anthonyjh02

    Anthonyjh02

    Aylar önce

    Hahaha. My dad and I serviced coolant for an old project truck and we opened it while it was hot.

  • LOLSflint

    LOLSflint

    Aylar önce

    Why am I watching this? I'm not old enough to have a car, let alone be fixing one, and I have a test in 2 hours.

  • LOLSflint

    LOLSflint

    Aylar önce

    wait... why do u spell water as wooder?

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      That's how it sounds when I say it haha

  • Deenuka Gunawardana

    Deenuka Gunawardana

    Aylar önce

    Love from Srilanka Chris 🇱🇰

  • Deenuka Gunawardana

    Deenuka Gunawardana

    Aylar önce

    Did Chris say supercharge the Driftstang?? Yayyyyyy more videossssss love ur videos man I've been a fan scince u bought the driftstang. It feels like yesterday me clicking on chrises video abt a driftcar god it feels like yesterday ❤❤❤

  • Zrinex

    Zrinex

    Aylar önce

    4:34 im sorry, what? For real? Oh boy, imma stay up all night thinking about that... its gonna be so sick

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      You know it!

  • Buck Garner

    Buck Garner

    Aylar önce

    Is it okay to use a gas tank that has not had gas in it as an oil drain?

  • TheMechanicGeneral // ShawnTMG

    TheMechanicGeneral // ShawnTMG

    Aylar önce

    My Car I don't need to change the coolant ever because it doesn't go bad, It just leaks out, and when it goes down a bit and add more, so it can't go bad

  • asshole

    asshole

    Aylar önce

    Dear mr chris fix. If you ever get a chance can you do a video on repairing the grid lines on a rear window? Thanks. (The black lines on the back window for the rear defroster)

  • 4

    4

    Aylar önce

    Engine swap coming soon

  • SplatoonGuru2

    SplatoonGuru2

    Aylar önce

    Who else watches these videos for entertainment XD

  • ShizzleYTB

    ShizzleYTB

    Aylar önce

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

  • naitn

    naitn

    Aylar önce

    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.

  • krishna kumar

    krishna kumar

    Aylar önce

    Interesting water pump gets destroyed by water.

  • Trashy 2000

    Trashy 2000

    Aylar önce

    I wonder where you live what Country or state

  • Ricky T

    Ricky T

    Aylar önce

    @ChrisFix you are the best youtuber. Hands down.

  • FFBeats bbx

    FFBeats bbx

    Aylar önce

    when will you super charge the driftstang

  • kingston. games

    kingston. games

    Aylar önce

    Only Chris fix would make pipebombs yo prove a joint

  • Totally Unofficial

    Totally Unofficial

    Aylar önce

    The forbidden MountainDew

  • Exetasia

    Exetasia

    Aylar önce

    Why does the coolant look so tempting to drink

  • Eith2

    Eith2

    Aylar önce

    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

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      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: trdown.info/cycle/qnB_qJ9rtqqgdsU/video

  • Donald Painter

    Donald Painter

    Aylar önce

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

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      Thanks for sharing!

  • King Rabeshan

    King Rabeshan

    Aylar önce

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

  • Sebas Com

    Sebas Com

    Aylar önce

    freezing plug ?

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      Watch the video!

  • Azeem Shaukat

    Azeem Shaukat

    Aylar önce

    Chris. I never comment on YouTube. But thank you for everything. thank you.

  • Steve Holt

    Steve Holt

    Aylar önce

    The stig is Chris fix???

  • Staś Smith

    Staś Smith

    Aylar önce

    Idk why but I am really tempted to drink the antifreeze.

  • odysseus daneshi

    odysseus daneshi

    Aylar önce

    Man when are you going to work again with the del Sol

  • Brett Butler

    Brett Butler

    Aylar önce

    Chris you very smart and i bet your favorite subject in school is Science

  • Xxlegit DashxX

    Xxlegit DashxX

    Aylar önce

    Oops i forgot to winterize my jet skis

  • Louya Gaming

    Louya Gaming

    Aylar önce

    Nobody:
    Chris fix: HOW TO BUILD A CAR WITH THESE COMMON HAND TOOLS!!!

  • josiah culley

    josiah culley

    Aylar önce

    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.

  • Christian Hansen

    Christian Hansen

    Aylar önce

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

  • Stinkcatgaming

    Stinkcatgaming

    Aylar önce

    what happens if you use only Antifreeze 100% Antifreeze

  • Andrew R

    Andrew R

    Aylar önce

    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 R

      Andrew R

      Aylar önce

      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!!

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      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

  • Clayton S

    Clayton S

    Aylar önce

    im impressed that the block on the truck was intact.

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      Definitely needed the fresh coolant haha

  • Alaa Abdelkader

    Alaa Abdelkader

    Aylar önce

    wooder or is it water

  • landospook

    landospook

    Aylar önce

    18:19 i swear he has explained this probably 74 times

  • Mocanu Octavian43

    Mocanu Octavian43

    Aylar önce

    Wooder from engin cooling sistm tasts gud

    • Mocanu Octavian43

      Mocanu Octavian43

      Aylar önce

      @ChrisFix you help me clean my car with your videos, i have a old car :)

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      Yes :p

  • Random 4400

    Random 4400

    Aylar önce

    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!

    • Cary Huff II

      Cary Huff II

      20 gün önce

      We just use coolant and water out of the hose. Our cars last about 20 to 30 years. I doubt a little bit of chlorine is going to hurt.

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

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

  • Top 5s

    Top 5s

    Aylar önce

    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?

  • hamster man

    hamster man

    Aylar önce

    did you guys notice instead of writing water he wrote wooder

  • Code Codm

    Code Codm

    Aylar önce

    Hey chris! just a question, are you a mechanic before, before u start ur youtube channel???

    • Code Codm

      Code Codm

      27 gün önce

      @ChrisFix okay cool btw ilove all of ur videos haha!!

    • Dan D

      Dan D

      Aylar önce

      @ChrisFix but without being an actually trained mechanic.

    • ChrisFix

      ChrisFix

      Aylar önce

      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!

  • Star Gazer

    Star Gazer

    Aylar önce

    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 ....

  • R Cartmell

    R Cartmell

    Aylar önce

    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.

  • Jeece Kid

    Jeece Kid

    Aylar önce

    Why do you say water like this wooder

  • Robotic

    Robotic

    Aylar önce

    Why do you say wooder it's water

  • Jesus Duran

    Jesus Duran

    Aylar önce

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

  • Demetre Jakhaia

    Demetre Jakhaia

    Aylar önce

    ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!

  • PinchPeak5203

    PinchPeak5203

    Aylar önce

    "Winter is right around the corner"
    In December? Lmao

  • Mrick Charest

    Mrick Charest

    Aylar önce

    Omg engine for di driftestang supercharged omg I wait for dat for soooooo long 😱😱😱

  • Tia Maria

    Tia Maria

    Aylar önce

    So that's why I can't

  • Tia Maria

    Tia Maria

    Aylar önce

    7:04 all the water that i have has minerals

  • BWFL NZ

    BWFL NZ

    Aylar önce

    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?