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2018 Acura NSX Coolant

Coolant, as it relates to vehicles, is normally a liquid or gas substance used to regulate the temperature of your engine. Liquid coolants are usually half water and half ethylene glycol. Water is used to transfer heat while ethylene glycol is used to lower the freezing point of the liquid. In colder climates, this is very vital. This probably isn't the first time you've heard of ethylene glycol as it is the central ingredient in the popular term "antifreeze". Keep in mind, you never want to pour antifreeze or water by themselves into your engine system. They need to be mixed to develop the proper coolant.

You can purchase ready-made mixtures of coolant that already have water added, or you can purchase full-strength antifreeze which needs to be diluted with distilled water before being added to the engine system. Give the experts at David McDavid Acura in Plano a call at 4696207939 or schedule service online and let one of our mechanics and service advisors handle your coolant flush.

Every car manufacturer, including Acura has developed its own coolant or requires a specific coolant that is distinct to individual years and models. There are several colors of coolants to help distinguish each including purple blue, yellow, green, red, and orange. It is important to do your research if you plan to buy, flush, or replace the coolant in your car. Many models will not be compatible even with "universal" coolants or antifreeze.

Acura Plano offers a wide range of coolant flush coupons to help you save today. To shop all of our service specials click here. If you'd like to handle your coolant service yourself, you can still purchase coolant or antifreeze from David McDavid Acura in Plano directly at a great price.

What happens if my 2018 Acura NSX runs out of coolant?

Your 2018 Acura NSX doesn't have to run out of coolant for troubles to start. Dilution levels need to be within a specific percentage range or your 2018 Acura NSX engine parts can start to rust, break, or become irreplaceably damaged. If you run out of coolant entirely due to a leak or poor fluid levels, your whole engine system can be compromised from the gaskets to the pistons or even the engine block itself.

How do I know if I need a coolant flush in my 2018 Acura NSX?

Common symptoms that your 2018 Acura NSX needs a coolant flush are:

  • Your check engine light may turn on
  • Steam will come from the radiator or hood
  • Sometimes, albeit unlikely, you'll be able to smell an odd burning odor coming from under the hood.
  • Your temperature gauge will read far above normal with the engine on for a few minutes.
  • Your heater may stop working
  • Unexpected grinding noises can come from the engine
  • Sediment or rust will be visible in the coolant
  • Coolant will ordinarily leak out when the engine is running. Check the ground when you park.

2018 Acura NSX Coolant Flush

A coolant flush or cooling system service consists of three predominant services.

  • Adding a cleaner compound to get rid of corrosion, particles, sediment,and rust
  • Flushing the entire system thoroughly
  • Replenishing the system with the appropriate coolant and meticulously measuring the dilution percentage

How long does 2018 Acura NSX coolant last?

How usually you need to flush and replenish your vehicle's coolant relies on the type of coolant. There are many types of coolants. Up until the mid-1990s there was virtually only a single type of coolant. It was a green formula coolant that contained corrosion inhibitors that only lasted between 24,000 - 36,000 miles or between two to three years. This type of coolant is not advised for newer vehicles which come equipped with a longer-lasting coolant.

Newer coolants use an Organic Acid Technology (OAT) and last up to twice as long as older coolant. In some cases these long-life coolants can last over 5 years or 100,000 miles.

For specific data on what intervals your coolant needs to be changed, check your 2018 Acura NSX maintenance schedule within your owner's manual or give David McDavid Acura in Plano a call at 4696207939 today and ask one of our OEM-trained mechanics or advisers. You can also book an appointment online and we'll take care of your coolant service for you.

How much coolant does a 2018 Acura NSX take or need?

Every make and model requires a distinct level of coolant. To see the precise amount necessary you should repeatedly check your 2018 Acura NSX owner's manual. Give us a call or bring your vehicle to David McDavid Acura in Plano and we'll answer any questions you have on coolant levels.

WARNING - To avoid burns, make sure your vehicle engine is cool before checking your coolant level.

What kind of coolant does 2018 Acura NSX use?

There are many types and colors of coolant from inorganic to organic to hybrid. To make things even more confusing, the color of the coolant doesn't always mean the same thing. It's critical to reference your 2018 Acura NSX owner's manual for the specific type of coolant needed and the specific intervals in which you should have a coolant flush service finished. Or you can call one of our Acura NSX factory certified service technicians for any facts you need. We can also schedule you an appointment to make sure the correct coolant is used. Give David McDavid Acura in Plano a call today!

What color coolant does 2018 Acura NSX use?

It's crucial to understand that color doesn't matter. While most Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants are ordinarily orange, yellow, red or purple, Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) coolants are orange and yellow. So evidently, there's quite a bit of overlap. Then you have Inorganic Acid Technology (IAT) coolants that are ordinarily green, however, some manufacturers sell them in blue. At the end of the day, repeatedly be sure to read the bottle to confirm the type of coolant you're utilizing. When looking for the correct coolant for your 2018 Acura NSX, you need to repeatedly check your owner's manual. The easiest way to confirm you are utilizing the right coolant is to send your 2018 Acura NSX to David McDavid Acura in Plano or give us a call at 4696207939. Schedule service online and use one of our many coolant flush coupons to save today.

How often should you change coolant in a 2018 Acura NSX?

Normally, you should have your 2018 Acura NSX coolant flush finished each 30,000 miles or each two years. There are certain instances where your car can go without a flush for a longer period of time. When you bring your car into David McDavid Acura in Plano, we will check your fluid levels and inspect it for debris or sediment which can harm the engine, and make sure it's diluted accurately. It's vital to have this checked each 15,000 miles to make sure you catch any issues before they cause dramatic damage. When it comes to your 2018 Acura NSX engine, it's better secure than sorry.