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How much a coolant do i put in a 1.9 diesel from scratch?

As in when its been drained and flushed out ?

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Coolant Capacity, 7.0 Quarts or 6.5 Liters. Make sure you mix it 50% coolant and 50% water, or buy the premixed coolant.

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3. Fill radiator with 1 gallon (4L) of concentrated coolant, top up radiator until full, fill catch bottle with concentrated coolant, start engine and keep it overflowing until no bubbles comes out and the radiator is fully hot. Once it is flowing good, close and connect everything. Drive with it and keep catch bottle filled as necessarry.
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