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Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2000 Volvo V40 is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your V40 is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Volvos, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your V40. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your V40 for head gasket leakage
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2000 Volvo V40 1.9L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2000 Volvo V40 1.9L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2000 Volvo V40 1.9L 4 Cyl. Turbo
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2000 Volvo V40 1.9L 4 Cyl. Turbo
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2000 Volvo V40 1.9L 4 Cyl. Turbo
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2000 Volvo V40 1.9L 4 Cyl. Turbo