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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: What to Use

Warning

Adding only plain water or some other liquid to the cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water and other liquids, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. The coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, the engine could get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning. The engine could catch fire and you or others could be burned. Use a 50/ 50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL coolant.

Use a 50/50 mixture of clean drinkable water and DEX-COOL coolant. This mixture:

Caution

If improper coolant mixture, inhibitors, or additives are used in the vehicle cooling system, the engine could overheat and be damaged. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack engine cooling parts. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Use only the proper mixture of engine coolant for the cooling system. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants.

Never dispose of engine coolant by putting it in the trash, pouring it on the ground, or into sewers, streams, or bodies of water. Have the coolant changed by an authorized service center, familiar with legal requirements regarding used coolant disposal. This will help protect the environment and your health.

Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is filled with DEX-COOL engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in the vehicle for 5 years or 240 000 km (150,000 mi), whichever occurs first. The fol ...

Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. It is normal to see coolant moving in the upper coolant hose return line when the engine is running. Check to see if coolant ...

Other materials:

Immobilizer Description and Operation
The immobilizer system functions are provided by the body control module (BCM) and the engine control module (ECM), as well as any modules which store and report the environment identifier. When an ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition is switched ON, the ...

Secondary Air Injection System Description
The Secondary Air Injection System aids in the reduction of hydrocarbon exhaust emissions during a cold start. This occurs when the start-up engine coolant temperature (ECT) is between −10 to +56?C (14?33?F), the intake air temperature (IAT) is greater than −10?C (14?F) and it has ...

Lift Plate and Holding Fixture Removal
Lift Plate and Holding Fixture Removal Callout Component Name 1 DT-46625 Transmission Holding Fixture For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Note: Raise the transmission in order to remov ...

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