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Coolant my trucks coolent reserve was completly dry when i bought it...i went to put coolant in it and it drained out as fast as i poured it in...there is a large crack in yhe bottom of it...the guy i bought the truck from said that it can go without cooleent...its hard to believe a veicle can just go without coolant...how do i go about to fix this problem?

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Replace the coolant reserve your dealer should be able to order it. The truck will run without it BUT when it needs the extra coolant that should be in the reserve it won't be there and could result in overheating the engine.

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Check ebay for an aftermarket one or similar....hit the junkyard too. Save yourself some cash from having to go to the dealership.

The reservoir is meant to catch the coolant as it overheats in the radiator after it comes back from flowing through the engine. It is a good idea to have the reservoir because after it catches the fluid from expanding, it cools down and gets sucked back into the radiator. So yes, you need a reservoir.

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