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Too much coolant water

I put up too much coolant in my truck but its not stop

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Hi this is not an issue you can put 100% coolant in a vehicle and will not do any damage, if you are concerned however, you can loosen the bottom hose from the radiator and drain some out and then add some ionized water which will stop any corrosion, or normal tap water its up to you...hope this helps

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