2-24 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Lower Rear Shock Absorber Nut and Bolt [A] (see Rear
Shock Absorber Removal in the Suspension chapter)
Coolant Reserve Tank Bolts [A]
Pull up the coolant reserve tank [A].
Disconnect the radiator overflow hose [B].
Remove the cap [C].
Pour the coolant into a container.
Radiator Overflow Hose
Coolant Reserve Tank
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of
the coolant reserve tank bolts and tighten them.
Replace the lower rear shock absorber nut with a new
Torque - Lower Rear Shock Absorber Nut: 34 N·m (3.5
kgf·m, 25 ft·lb)
Tighten the drain bolt with new gasket.
Torque - Coolant Drain Bolt: 11 N·m (1.1 kgf·m, 97 in·lb)
When filling the coolant, choose a suitable mixture ratio
by referring to the coolant manufacturer's directions.
Soft or distilled water must be used with the an-
tifreeze in the cooling system.
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
accumulation in the water passages, and consider-
ably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.
Water and Coolant Mixture Ratio (Recommended)
2.9 L (3.1 US qt)