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? Coolant Level ?

OK so I've heard different ways to check the coolant level. I've heard to check it in the morning when it's sat all night and cold, should be at or below max. line. Ive also heard to check it when it's hot and it shouldn't be above max. line. I know that the new max. is the min. line but the dealer just put a new tank and it only has 1 line (max line) that the mechanic marked. What is the correct way to check and correct level?


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You COULD check it either way, but i was told by Ford, the proper way is when it's cold. When its cold, the level should be at the "Min" mark or just below. If you unscrew the cap on the degas bottle when it's hot, you'll notice the coolant level rise to around the "Max" line. "Max" when hot, "Min" when cold.


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On alot of the trucks the lines were marked in correctly. My old 05 had a ford placed decal below the minimum mark. This is where the coolant should be cold. At that level there was barely any in the bottle.

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Check when cold. Should be at or below the min line.

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You'll get the most consistent results testing cold. I check mine before firing it up in the morning... about once every week.


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I only have 1 line on my bottle and mechanic said it was the max. line. So I took out about 3/4 of an inch below that mark (cold). Hopefully that will be fine.


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