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Topping off coolant

When topping off the coolant, is it alright to put straight coolant in or does it have to be a 50/50 mixture?

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Have you already done the flush?
Even if you haven't, look at it this way, it's very simple:
You should have 50/50 in the system. If you add 100% coolant, you now increase the percentage of coolant to water. So it'll be higher than 50/lower than 50. Add 50/50, and you keep an even balance.
If you add water, you'll have more water and less coolant.


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OP:

What kind/color coolant do you have in there in the first place...

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Was just making sure, thanks.

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OP:

What kind/color coolant do you have in there in the first place...
Unfortunately, its still ford gold. This coolant I believe only has 20,000 miles on it, so I'm thinking about having it in until the 30,000 mark and then getting it out of there.

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Ok... as long as you know what's in there....

Some guys will just be like

lets add some green to this red coolant lol

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Ok... as long as you know what's in there....

Some guys will just be like

lets add some green to this red coolant lol
Yeah, I might not be that smart, but at least I'm not that stupid.

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Yep 50/50 mix.

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