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Old 06-11-2011, 03:08 PM
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check coolant level??

when should you check the coolant level when cold or when warm i checked it in the morning and i was below the min line on degas bottle and then when it was warm it was back up to the min line is this normal or when on the highway when i stopped to fill up with diesel i check the degas bottle it was below the min line when engine was warm and then i opened the cap and it came back up to the min line again anything to worry about sorry for such a long explanation thanks
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Check it when cold.The level will be higher when the fluid is warm or hot.
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That's how mine is as well and is perfect. Any more than that and my truck will puke it out. She's kind of particular like that.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:40 PM
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so i may have a problem then cause when cold its pretty low but when hot its good or at least when i open degas cap
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so i may have a problem then cause when cold its pretty low but when hot its good or at least when i open degas cap
To start with do you have gauges to see the difference in EOT-ECT max 15* this will tell you if you have a problem with the oil cooler. The new cold full mark is the old add mark are you puking any coolant out the degasing tank, have you ever flushed the coolant
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:47 AM
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no gauges i know about the new full mark and what not but my ? is when do most of you check coolant level because mine varies when i check it cold and when coolant is warm
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no gauges i know about the new full mark and what not but my ? is when do most of you check coolant level because mine varies when i check it cold and when coolant is warm
It's alabout gauges to be able to tell the temps, you may have a t/stat problem may be a waterpump problem it's all about temp spread between the EOT-ECT the t/stat starts to open at 192.2* and is fully open at 219.2* so if you plan on keeping it better get this Edge Insight CTS Color Touch Screen Gauge Monitor or this
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You need to check cold every time.
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