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Old 10-12-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Coolant level

Ok, this seems like a dumb question, but. I drained and filled my coolant when I picked up my 1999 V6. After I drive it, when its hot, its still at the "COLD" level, even though I filled to HOT after I got it good and heated up.Ive done this twice. Shouldnt it be up at the HOT level when its warmed up? or is that only when it over heats or something. I dont have any leaks.

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Re: Coolant level

Give it a little bit more time, you could still be bleeding air from the system from the refill. In any case, its not terribly important what level the overflow reservoir is as long as your radiator stays topped up.

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ThaWill is right. As long as your radiator stays topped off it doesn't really matter what your resevoir is at. The resevori is actually an over flow resevoir. The level only increases when your motor is running really hot. Then you potentially have another set of problems. As long as you make sure to top off the radiator after you have ran it for a little bit you should be in the clear. Just make sure not to let the motor cool before you top off.

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Re: Coolant level

yea keep it at the cold level (when its cold) and it may have a little air in the system. It will eventually even out. If you look at the coolant system you will notice a hard line over the top of the engine in front of the upper intake and on that hard line you will see a little socket like thing you can remove. This is the coolant's highest point and where air usually get trapped. You can remove the plug and let the air out (by putting coolant here).

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