I have noticed some wispy steam coming from my radiator; my overflow looks like the level is ok - although it is pink in color and is not anti/freeze green? My temp gauge stays in the normal range. Would a radiator flush be helpful?
Newer vehicle may have a coolant solution that is red in color, which is a different solution than the conventional green you are used to seeing. You may have a leak in your radiator and should have this inspected. Coolant flushes are typically recommended every 30k miles.
〉 Answered on Jan 20th, 2010 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
Hello Sonnie- modern antifreeze may come in many different colors - anytime you see steam escaping from an engine or radiator there is coolant leakage- I would check all hoses & the radiator cap for any signs of leakage- a vehicle this new should not require a radiator flush unless you have over 30,000 miles.
Hope this helps.
Thanks, Super Girls Auto.
〉 Answered on Jan 20th, 2010 by Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto