Stupidly overfilled the coolant on my Punto (R-reg) this morning (with
antifreeze) to well above the max line (pretty much to the top of the
plastic overflow reservoir). I was wondering if:
1) It would be a bad thing to run the car. The plastic reservoir does
not apear to have an overflow to release excess water as it expands. It
also has a plastic cap as opposed to the springy metal ones that release
when too much pressure builds up. Any opinions?
2) Anybody has easy solutions to removing some. I can't seem to find a
drain point on the radiator - will I have to remove a hose and let some
drain out, and if I do is it all likely to pour out so quickly that I'll
end up having to refill the whole lot and get airlocks, ect. My other
two options are: siphon out (bit worried about getting anti-feeze in my
mouth!) or stuff an old absorbant rag/towel in and let it soak up the
excess, maybe wring it out a couple of times and repeat.
Any comments/other suggestions greatly appreciated!