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Coolant filter please help

I put on a coolant filter yesterday. I only lost a little bit of coolant so I filled up the degas bottle after a test drive. I don't see any leaks but today after a short drive I noticed there was hardly any coolant in the degas bottle. Is this normal? Or should I fill the bottle back up?

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Fill it back up. Minimum line is the new maximum line according to Ford Motor Company. Take into consideration the amount you lost tapping into the lines and that you also need to fill that filter with coolant. Let it idle with the degas cap off, that'll help get the air out faster, then drive it(cap on) and if you keep having to add water than you have other problems.

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And to make sure you know the filter is flowing/working just place your hand on it, it will be quite warm.

You won't see hardly any fluid running back into the degaus tank, so don't freak.

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My coolant level didnt really change that much. I just added a sinester kit.

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I never had a problem with the coolant level before. Should the level always be on the min mark even with the slow coolant flow into the degas bottle

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Ok so I added some coolant and checked everything and it's good now. I filled it to the min line but when I took it for a drive and warmed it up, i checked again and it was a little past the min line. Is that ok?

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Thats fine.

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I believe that after the coolant warms up that it expands a little bit. I think that is probably why it shows a little more in there than before
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Thanks guys I just wanted to make sure lol

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Actually the new fill is about 3/8" below the min line. It is better to run a little low than a little high. With 7 gals of coolant it is really no big deal if you are a quart low.
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