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Old 06-09-2012, 09:45 PM
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Coolant level low when engine was hot hot towing

Just finished a long to trip from Cali to Oregon. Stoped to fuel up and I popped the hood to peak at my fluids. I notice the coolant looked really low. Checked for any leaks and I found none. Cracked the degas cap and the coolant started to flow back into the degas bottle. No pressure when I cracked the cap. Also checked my coolant filter hoses and both sides were warm. Later I checked when the engine was cold and the level was the same as before. So question is, do I just need to change my coolant filter or is something else wrong?
My deltas are good around 6-8 empty and the spread was no more than 16 for a moment going over the Ashland grade.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:07 AM
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What do you mean low? What level was it at? It should be at or just below the bottom line on the Degas bottle. You had a long trip and if you were towing anything you could have list a.little but out.of the Degas bottle. When you take the cap off he Degas bottle there should be pressure behind it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:30 AM
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Low as in I could barely see any in the degas bottle. But when I cracked the cap it started flowing back into the bottle. There was a little pressure, like a very slight hiss when the cap was released.
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Mine has always moved around like that. Expansion shrinkage
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:57 AM
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Yea sounds just like mine too. I would try replacing the cap though first to see if that is the pressure issue. They go bad often.
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