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Correct colour of coolant ?

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Hi guys. I was doing my checks today and noticed my coolant isn’t a great colour. Is this a bad sign ? It doesn’t smell bad and the car runs fine but I was a little worried. Come to think of it I’m not sure when it was last changed. Do you think it just needs changing or is there something more sinister going on? Thanks. 

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I wouldn’t necessarily think anything sinister if all of the other fluids are fine.


I might think about having a sniff test done (or whatever they call it these days) where they check for hydrocarbons in the coolant if you wanted full piece of mind). Basically a sniff test checks if the head gasket is leaking fumes into the coolant chamber or you could get a pressure test done 

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Thanks @Kettlepot  I guess if there was HGF I’d know about it in some way. The car runs like a dream. I’ve checked my service history and it’s never been changed. Interestingly a coolant change isn’t even on the schedule. Post lockdown I’ll have this changed. Thanks. 

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