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Using a 50/50 water/antifreeze solution fill the reservoir to the full mark. Start the engine and watch the level and keep it at the full mark. Replace the cap and take it on a short drive getting the engine to normal operating temperature. Recheck the fluid level and you should be fine.
One question, why is the fluid level low?
Is there a leak? Have you just made repairs?
Good Luck

Posted on Nov 23, 2008


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