What Color Is Hyundai Coolant?

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What kind of coolant is poured into the Hyundai Solaris at the factory

The type of coolant used at the factory depends on the country in which the vehicle was manufactured. The Korean Hyundai Solaris unit uses the original Long Life Coolant composition. According to the manufacturer, this antifreeze can be used for 10 years or up to 210 thousand kilometers. But such a calculation is relevant if the machine is operated in conditions close to ideal. In practice, most car enthusiasts drain the factory fluid earlier – with a mileage of 120-150 thousand km or less. Russian-assembled cars are filled with A-110 or LLC A-110 fluids. They are cheaper than the Korean originals, but are almost as good in quality.

We are replacing

For convenience, it is better to carry out all work on an overpass or inspection pit with a cooled engine, otherwise there is a risk of getting burns.


  • container for draining old coolant with a volume of 7-10 liters;
  • rags;
  • container for fresh coolant;Sticker on the container
  • a set of keys;
  • pliers;
  • rubber bulb.


  1. Using a “10” wrench, unscrew the bolts securing the left screen to the engine.
  2. We remove the mudguard.
  3. open the hood, unscrew and remove the filler cap.
  4. Place the prepared container under the radiator drain hole, which is located on the left.
  5. Loosen the coolant drain plug on the radiator.
  6. Completely drain the old antifreeze.
  7. We tighten the plug.
  8. Using pliers, we compress the ears of the lower hose clamp, which is connected to the radiator. Place a container under the hose and then remove it from the radiator neck.
  9. Drain the fluid from the Hyundai engine.
  10. Return the hose.
  11. Secure with a clip.
  12. Unscrew the plug on the expansion tank.
  13. Using a blower, we pump out the remaining refrigerant.
  14. Take a container with new coolant and slowly pour it into the neck. We prefer brand F.
  15. We start the engine and wait until the fan starts working.
  16. Stop the engine and check the coolant level in the reservoir. Top up if necessary.
  17. Often, after replacing antifreeze, air pockets remain in the system. To eliminate them, you must wait until the engine has completely cooled down.
  18. We unscrew the plug on the neck and after starting the engine, let it run for about five minutes.
  19. We put it in place and tighten the plug.

Loosening Bolts


Unscrew the cap

Draining the radiator

Unscrew the plug

Drain the used coolant

Clamp tightening

Filled with new coolant

As you can see, there is nothing complicated, and a motorist of any qualification can cope with this work on his own, spending no more than an hour and saving money.

Description, composition and color of antifreeze

Hyundai Long Life Coolant is an original product developed based on the engineering specifications of Hyundai Motor Group Corporation.

On the Russian market there are two types of original Korean-made antifreeze for Hyundai and KIA; they can be distinguished externally.

Silicate coolant A-202 with a service life of 2 years is poured into a gray canister with a green sticker (Hyundai Kia antifreeze 07100 00400 – 4 l, 07100-00200 – 2 l).

The latest generation carboxylate refrigerant A-110 with a service life increased to 10 years is packaged in light green canisters with a yellow sticker (art. 07100-00220 – 2 l, 07100-00420 – 4 l).

Regardless of the class, Kia/Hyundai antifreeze is painted green.

The composition of the branded Hyundai fluid ensures full compatibility with the materials of the car’s cooling system, radiator, solders and pipes, effective protection against cavitation and corrosion of aluminum and ferrous metals.

Advantages and disadvantages

LL Coolant antifreeze from Hyundai has a number of advantages over competitors’ analogues.

  1. The liquid is supplied to the company’s conveyors and is used as an initial product. This circumstance guarantees the highest quality and long service life.
  2. Convenient packaging – the composition is packed in containers that fully correspond to the capacities of the cooling systems of the cars being serviced.
  3. Sufficient degree of corrosion protection. The formula forms an impenetrable coating, which eliminates the spread of rust spots.
  4. High stability when exposed to air bubbles. Antifreeze prevents cavitation wear of the pump impeller and sections of lines exposed to turbulent flows.
  5. Antifreeze can be mixed with other coolants that have a similar base.

How do you know if the fluid needs to be replaced or not?

If you bought a used car, you shouldn’t look at the mileage. In Solaris it is very easy to twist. You can find out that it is twisted only by indirect signs. Mileage data is stored in only one chip, into which the new mileage is recorded.

The second reason why you should not rely on odometer readings is the possible replacement of the radiator. If the radiator was changed (let’s say the car was in an accident or a dog was hit, which happens quite often), we can assume that the cheapest antifreeze was poured in. Many people think that they can fill in any color they want, as long as they have the right color. As a rule, they take the cheapest one.

Recommendation: If the antifreeze does not have a clear factory color, CHANGE FOR A NEW one! If the car has a transparent history, use recommendations above.

Replacing antifreeze

Replace on a cold engine.. If the fluid is drained for repair purposes and will be reused, then THE CONTAINER SHOULD NOT BE FROM OIL!!!

Swollen hose due to oil

1) The TV has a special hole for draining liquid. If you do not completely unscrew the plug, the antifreeze will drain out neatly.

You can then remove the lower radiator hose. There is usually some old antifreeze left in it.

2) Now you need to remove the remaining old antifreeze from the expansion tank. This can be done with a bulb with a long spout or a syringe with a hose.

3) Before adding new antifreeze, the question may arise: Do I need to flush the system? If the manufacturer’s tolerances and recommendations were followed, and you don’t see something similar in the photo below, you can immediately fill in a new one.

If something like this happens, it is advisable to flush the system. There are a lot of ways and methods. The cheapest and most accessible one will be described here. It’s usually enough. Others may be needed only in case of “global incidents”: for example, when oil from the engine or sealant for radiator repair gets into the antifreeze. The sealant repair method should be avoided, as it clogs the entire system from the radiator, engine and all the way to the stove.

If flushing is required, use distilled water. Buy with a reserve, because the washing procedure may have to be repeated more than once.

Distilled water

4) Fill in new antifreeze or distilled water (if flushing is required).

5) When the level in the neck reaches the top, go to the expansion tank and top up to mark F.

6) Start the car. If this is flushing the system, it is not necessary to heat the machine until the fan operates. Just warm it up to operating temperature.

WORRY ABOUT THE PUMPworking on water NO NEED. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO HER. Flush the system until the water runs clear.

If this is not flushing, we warm up the engine until fan activation. Turns on at 96 degrees. On the dashboard, the temperature is displayed in rectangles. The task is to ensure that they remain in the middle area. If they strive upward, towards the letter H and the fan does not work, the engine must be turned off and deal with the problem.

7) All that remains is to once again add antifreeze to the tank to the upper mark F and that’s it, replacing the antifreeze is complete.