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Do I need to "burp" the coolant system?

I had my FICM go down on the truck and removed it so I could send it off to Swamps. I ended up removing the reservoir so I could get the thing off the motor. I lost a little coolant when I did this so I wanted to know when I put it all back do I need to just add more coolant and that's good? Or do I need to add coolant, run the truck with the cap off and let it "burp" then add more and let it level out? This happened to my 03' Cobra (I know it's different) because it's got a high point in the system so it can get air bound and over heat. I wasn't sure if there were any special tricks with the 6.0L? Also, can I reuse the spring hose clamps that where holding the coolant hoses to the reservoir? Thanks.

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I would top it off and let it warm up to operating temp, with the cap off. The clamps should be reuseable . You'll find out soon, if they weren't

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You probably won't get much if anything out of the system since the degas bottle is the high point. Even still, the clamps are reusable.

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I got my new FICM back from Swamps on Friday and put the truck back together. Topped off the coolant and everything works fine. The trucks runs and sounds like a different truck. Very happy with Swamps, they are very quick and professional to deal with. Thanks for everyone here pointing me in the right direction.

Now back to my suspension mods....

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