Gurgling Alde

Discussion in 'Heating and Air-Conditioning' started by Baycott, Nov 7, 2018 at 9:02 PM.

  1. Baycott

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    we are currently in our van with the heating on and it has started gurgling furiously. I’m guessing there is air in the system. The header tank is a bit low. Can I buy the top up fluid? If so can anybody point me in the right direction please?

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    John
     
  2. Robert Clark

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    You can get it off Amazon, though it’s worth checking your handbook as there are a few different types.
     
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    It's all the same stuff.... VW antifreeze.....
    Type G12+ or G13 (either one) available anywhere, just top it up with neat antifreeze or a 50/50 antifreeze/water mix.

    Its gurgling because the header tank is low.
    The circulator impeller is in the header tank and needs to be fully submerged.
     
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  4. SteveandDenise

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    As above comma g40 extream 50/50 mix
     
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    It must be above min on the tank---- use any antifreeze suitable for ally engines------- I would use it neat but the book says it should be running at 50%----- if yours is a high tank in back of wardrobe for example----you can lift the top part off to pour fluid beside the pump----- with a bit of luck you will not need to bleed the system------- I didn't with ours!!!!
    It does not hold much so be careful not to overfill.
     
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    You can, but Alde recommend G12++ or the successor, G13.
    Both are intermixable but may not be with other brands.
     
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