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check coolant additive message

I have a question. My truck message centre has posted the " check coolant additive " . How do I reset this to delete the warning?
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Have your service dept. do it for you after they test your coolant unless you are testing it yourself. Then you might want to let me know how.

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Go into the command center and press and hold the OK button while on the coolant page. It will clear the message, Just like resetting the Oil o Filter

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Go into the command center and press and hold the OK button while on the coolant page. It will clear the message, Just like resetting the Oil o Filter
What about those of us with the Regular screen, how do we do it???

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Read your owners manual .

There will be a option to reset it. It is something that every owner can do. No special tools or connections needed. Probably be in the same area where you reset your oil life or fuel filter life.

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That warning is there for a reason. Have both the cooling systems tested.




https://rotunda.spx.com/en-US/Pages/...x?itemID=30166
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Let me guess, you have about 12k miles on your truck... It's a generic message to milk 21 bucks from you. There's nothing wrong with your coolant.

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That warning is there for a reason. Have both the cooling systems tested.




https://rotunda.spx.com/en-US/Pages/...x?itemID=30166
I'm not suggesting that folks skip the testing. But it is something they can easily do them self.

The rotunda test you list does not do the the full job. It does test for nitrites, freeze protection and reserve alkalinity. This test is common for all Powerstroke engines.

It does not test Corrosion inhibitor. This is an additional test that requires you to take the sample, drop a tablet in it and let it disolve before inserting a different test strip. Failing this test will inform the owner that they need to add the VC-12 Coolant Revitalizer. This test is only done on the 6.7L engine

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where can someone get the testing equipment to do this themselves?
some of the auto parts stores near me that I have called aren't up to speed on the procedure.
on a side note: so was the ford dealership, he said to bring it in and they may need the truck for 8 hours. I'm not prepared for that.
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I also went into the onboard screen and found the reset. I don't know why I couldn't find it earlier. [ maybe the fact that I was driving had something to do with it]
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