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coolant ?

Is there suppose to be more coolant in the container or is that normal?
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I keep mine at the line and it stays there now that my HG's were replaced.

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you need more coolant for sure. check for leaks. Still got warranty?

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Yes I am still under warranty. Only 57,000 on the truck and it is a daily driver. I have been tuned for about 20,000 miles. What kind of coolant do these trucks take?

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also the coolant temp has stayed the same temp ever since I tuned the truck if that helps any. Any thoughts?

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1)check for leaks.
2)if no leaks are present, i recommend you going ahead and flushing the system and replacing with either CAT ELC or the recommended ford Gold (FG) coolant (50/50 using diluted H2O). There's a thread on here showing how to flush step by step.
3)worst case, get a proper mix of diluted water and FG and fill to the proper line--when the truck is cool. Don't mix while hot.

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Also, I'd recommend doing an oil analysis on the next oil change to see where the coolant is going if you don't have any external leaks. I've had coolant slowly disappearing over the past year or so and I have no external leaks either. My oil analysis from Blackstone said I have coolant leaking into my oil from some where along with high numbers of aluminum. I don't have any other symptoms with the coolant loss: no white steam, puking, external leaks ect. which could indicate EGR cooler issues or head gasket issues.

I've talk with a local Ford Fleet Diesel Tech who said my symptoms sound more like front cover cavitation (the front cover is made out of aluminum). Just another idea to look at if you don't see any coolant leaks. An Oil analysis is just a good thing to get period to see the overall health of your engine.

Front cover cavitation

A search of the topic will also give you much more information.

Not trying to scare anyone, just giving you more possible leads to fix and keep your truck running well...


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Yes I am still under warranty. Only 57,000 on the truck and it is a daily driver. I have been tuned for about 20,000 miles. What kind of coolant do these trucks take?
Motorcraft premium gold engine coolant


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