We have changed our Kabe out with another model Kabe, where bla. Glycol liquid is to be replaced.
We have chosen, using Alde Glycol G13 , it was on offer at a great price. We have previously developed similar article, However, without the use of Alde Glycol G13 is ready-mixed.
This article addresses why change even Alde Glycol to the latest G13.
What do you need ?
You must use Alde Glycol, a bucket, pouring jug, Allen key, and a screwdriver and cloths – Remember the good mood 🙂 .
Through flushing system:
It is important, it Glycol changing with can be blended with existing – Why ?, when you empty the old Glycol out. Because there are still some old Glycol in the plant that can not be emptied, and to avoid that a chemical reaction occurs because two Glykolvæsker can not be together should be through the purification system. We flushed the system with plain water, and then used Alde Glycol which is premixed G13 Glycol, the newest on the market such as VW also apply to cars. See the picture below which shows the types of glycol must be mixed together.
NB. Do you have a caravan from vintage 2014, is that with all probability filled Alde Glycol G13 on which is the latest Glykolvæske.
What types glycol is primarily used:
There are basically 2 types of Glycol – Ethylene glycol propylene glycol og.
The difference is that ethylene glycol is classified as harmful, it is propylene glycol not.
For propylene glycol applies to the acute toxicity is very low, and requires large amounts of causing apparent damage to the health of people. Propylene glycol is broken down in the body into pyruvic acid (which is a normal part of glucose metabolism, where it acts as an energy source).
What types Glycol, and when it was used:
G10: Blue / Green Is probably almost antique
G11: blue Up 1996
G12: Red Come in 1997. Improved terms. corrosion protection for aluminum engines.
G12+: Pink Can be filled regardless of whether G11 or G12 in already.
G12++: Little Come in 2009. Can the G12 Plus also replenished regardless of whether G11 or G12 in already. Contains additional additives for the latest expensive car engines.
G13: Pink, a new and improved version of G12 ++, it can be mixed with G12 ++.
To switch Glycol:
You start with and remove cushions m.v so you can get to vent valves:
You start with and remove cushions etc., wherein udluftventiler is located. We should for instance remove the cushion in the round seat group, and in the facing plate skebet in the toilet room and the cladding board in the wardrobe is placed where Glykolbeholderen.
Drain the old Glykolvæske out of the facility:
Now the old Glycol emptied of plant, and you start to remove 12 volt pump which you can usefully get into the bag and hang beside (You do not disconnect wires). Then loosen you screw at the bottom of the caravan – See picture series with text.
When no more old Glycol in the bucket, remove the bucket. Now you need to run your stand up, and then apply the nose wheel to the, and raising and lowering the carriage, so you get emptied it all out.
We chose and flushing system – You screws drain plug in again, and pouring water in the system until there may be more on the system, use vent valves for any. air. ascend 12 It was pumps, and turn fired, Let fired stand about. 5 minutes, and you can see the water darkens the color the old Glycol had. Turn off the gas fired = Off fired off =, then the plant timber again in the same manner as in the beginning – You flushes more times than there are more old Glycol in the plant. We flushed conclude with Alde Glycol, little hysterical 🙂 .
Filling the new Alde Glycol:
After the system is flushed and drained, you can start and refill the new Alde Glycol fluid.
You fill in so Glykolvæsken is slightly above the MIN the, loosen udluftskruerne, disappears and the liquid in the container by any. air, then fills again Glycol fluid to just over MIN the. When no more air comes out of the bleed screws, are you ready to mount 12 volts pumps, and start Alde fired up :-).
Before attaching cladding board in the wardrobe, should let sacked run ½-1 day and check Glycol liquid fall into the container. Alde boiler is fitted with automatic air vent, and therefore the fluid level in early fall slightly, and a bit replenishment may be necessary, Thus Glykolvæsken is slightly above the MIN mark.
Glycol when the liquid does not fall below “MIN mark” the container is the work completed, and the cover disc can be mounted again 🙂 .
We did not need, to raise and lower the caravan of, getting air pockets out, vent some vent screws and air vent was enough – We refilled about. ½ liter Glycol.
When to switch Glycol again ?:
Taken all, it will be easier the next time because you do not need and flushing system, but just can drain and refill the new liquid 🙂 .
NB. Do you have a caravan built from January 2014, is that with all probability filled Alde Glycol G13 on which is the latest Glykolvæske.
Answers to questions about when to switch Glycol again:
Do you have a Glykolvæske filled by the latest example G12 ++ or Alde Glycol G13 answer will be 5 year.
Antifreeze in Glykolvæsken change not, it is not therefore to replace Glycol, The reason is simply because of Glykolvæskens added corrosion inhibiting substances, slowly degraded by heating, therefore you have to switch Glycol each 2-5 years depending on the type Glycol one at its facility. The added corrosion inhibiting drugs smear, and protects aluminum parts m.v. against corrosion too.
For campers who use their Alde central heating very, either live in the caravan or uses which is situated in summer and winter, recommended but change according to manufacturer's instructions – But you use not your Alde central heating systems as often, we will change each ca. 6-7 year with a G13 Glykolvæske filled facility.
As stated degrade the added corrosion-preventing substance slowly by heating, as for example, you do not use your Alde so often, will take longer before the added corrosion inhibiting substances are decomposed 🙂 .
Many campers have found out how much comfort you get with central heating in a caravan.
A Alde central heating system is very efficient central heating systems, can browse. controlled by the desired temperature you want in your caravan. Once you tried heating in a caravan is hard to do without, the answer to a radiator system in a house. Today there are central in many caravans, also in small caravans.