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Coolant Capacity Help!!!

I did the whole Gooch's coolant flush procedure to flush all the old coolant out of my truck (draining block plugs, etc.). I installed a new water pump, thermostat, and hoses when I was done. I installed 6 gallons of coolant (3 gallons of Prestone ELC and 3 gallons of distilled water) and it shows as full. I drove the truck, and even turned my heater on to full blast. Heater is getting hot. But my degas bottle is still full with only 6 gallons in it.

I thought the truck was supposed to take more like 8 gallons of coolant/distilled water. What is the deal? Is 6 gallons actually normal, or do I need to get this thing to burp somehow? I haven't driven it a lot, but I figured I'd driven it enough to get everything flowing.

2002 F250 XLT CC 4x4
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- Tuff Country 2.5" leveling kit 22962KN
- Factory F350 blocks in the rear
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it should take 8 gallons, thats what mine was when i flushed it.

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Two gallons probably didn't drain out and stayed in the motor

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So if this thing is supposed to take 8 gallons, is there any tips to get this thing to suck in the fluid from the expansion bottle? Will it just start burping over time of driving?

I wasn't on perfectly level ground when I was flushing with distilled water (was in my driveway which is a little slanted). But I did drain the block plugs along with the radiator. Don't know if there is a possibility of having 2 gallons still up in there?

2002 F250 XLT CC 4x4
- Isspro EV gauges (Pyro, Trans temp, Boost)
- Walker BTM Muffler
- DIY Intake w/ AMSOIL 4095 washable/reusable filter
- 6.0 Liter Transmission Cooler
- '08 Kool-Vue tow mirrors
- Tuff Country 2.5" leveling kit 22962KN
- Factory F350 blocks in the rear
- Readylift 67-2094UB u-bolt kit for the rear
- Moto Metal 970 18x10's w/ -24 offset
- Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx 295/70-18's
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