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Old 06-12-2006, 10:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Coolant Capacity

Any one know what the coolant capacity is in a 2002 HO?? I'm about to change it.

I have been using John Deere Plus-50 diesel engine oil and Deere filter on my truck for over a year. No problems. The oil tests better after 5000 miles than Delo 400 and the filter seems to be stronger, has more paper, and a stronger bypass spring than the Wix and Fleetgard. (I cut them apart sometimes) Probly going to put the Deere coolant in now.

I figure if it can protect 500HP ag tractors, dozers, excavators, and the occasional ding dong who has no business on a tractor, it should be good enough for my truck.
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Any one know what the coolant capacity is in a 2002 HO?? I'm about to change it.
22.7 litres or 24 quarts or 6 gallons......................
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MnTom got that right...

Now make sure you park your truck nose down on a steep incline and flush the system out good. I normally pull the thermostat out and flush it... Get the block clean this way.

Also make sure you mix your antifreeze and water before you reload the coolant system... Or use premixed coolant.

For most of you guys too... Use distilled water... DO NOT use tap water.
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MnTom got that right...

Now make sure you park your truck nose down on a steep incline and flush the system out good. I normally pull the thermostat out and flush it... Get the block clean this way.

Also make sure you mix your antifreeze and water before you reload the coolant system... Or use premixed coolant.

For most of you guys too... Use distilled water... DO NOT use tap water.
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You read my mind. I was told to drain the old stuff and fill with distilled water and a bottle of coolant flush. Then run the truck till the thermostat opens to flush the block and drain again. Once is probably enough, but twice might be better. Planning on dumping one gallon of concentrate to mix with the remaining distilled water and then filling with 50/50. Probably end up with a 60/40 mix.
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Normally I would pull the thermostat completely out and disconnect the upper hose from the radiator. Then put the garden hose in the radiator and start the truck. The water pump will flush the whole system out. If you do a fill and drain you will leave a bunch of crud in the block. (This is the way I did the first one which left a bunch of crud in mine). But when you park on a steep down hill slope you will get 95-99% of the water out during flushing.

Then reload your system using distilled water and coolant mix... Mix it before you pour it in the radiator...

It will take a few days to burp the radiator of air too... So keep your mix handy...Check you coolant level for the next week and add as necessary
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