We check the coolant level daily before the trip.

The liquid level should be checked on a cold engine.

When the engine is warmed up, the liquid level will be higher than the maximum mark on the expansion tank.

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On a cold engine, the liquid level should be between the MAXI and MINI labels.

To accurately determine the liquid level, you need to install the car on a horizontal surface.

If there is not enough liquid, then unscrew the lid of the expansion tank

Checking and replacing the Nissan Almera engine coolant

We add the coolant to the tank.

If the liquid level in the cooling system is constantly decreasing, it means that the system is leaky (there is a leak).

It is necessary to find the place of the liquid leak and fix the malfunction.

Engine coolant replacement

Nissan Engine Cooland Type D liquid is poured into the engine cooling system.

If the car is equipped with a manual transmission, 5 liters are filled, if the box is automatic, then 5.7 liters are filled.

The engine coolant must be replaced after three years of operation.

We install the car on a lift or an observation ditch.

There are no taps or coolant drain plugs on the engine block and radiator.

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To drain the coolant, remove the engine protection (article - Removing the protection of the Nissan Almera power unit)

We substitute a container for draining the coolant, preferably it should be a basin or a wide capacity of at least 6 liters.

With sliding pliers, we compress the ends of the hose clamp to the lower radiator nozzle and shift the clamp along the hose (you can replace the clamp with a screw one so that it is easier to remove and install the clamp in the future).

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Disconnect the hose from the radiator nozzle and drain the liquid into the substituted container.

After starting to drain the liquid, open the lid of the expansion tank.

Unscrew the cap of the drainage fitting located on the hose for removing liquid from the radiator of the heater.

After draining the liquid, it is advisable to rinse the cooling system with water.

After draining the liquid, we put the discharge hose on the radiator nozzle and fasten it with a clamp.

Pour the coolant through the expansion tank. As soon as the liquid begins to flow out of the drain fitting, we wrap the cap on the fitting.

Top up the liquid in the expansion tank.

To better fill the system without air jams, you need to periodically squeeze the radiator hoses with your hand.

Fill the liquid to the maximum mark on the tank wall.

Start the engine, warm it up to operating temperature and set the crankshaft rotation speed 2500 min-1.

Holding this frequency, we wait for two or three turns on the fan.

During this time, air is automatically removed from the system.

When the engine is running, we monitor the coolant temperature by the indicator in the instrument cluster.

If the pointer scale is completely shaded and the fan has not turned on, turn on the heater and check which air comes through the heater.

If the heater supplies heated air, then the fan is faulty, and if it is cold, then an air plug has formed in the system.

It is necessary to turn off the engine and after it cools down, open the plug of the expansion tank.

We start the engine and let it run for four to five minutes. Squeeze the radiator hoses with your hand.

We close the plug of the expansion tank.

After a few trips, you need to check the coolant level.