Engine coolant check

Checking the coolant level

WARNING:
Do not allow the fluid to touch your skin or eyes. If this happens, rinse the affected areas immediately with plenty of water and contact your doctor.

CAUTION:
Make sure that the level is between the MIN and the MAX marks.

Note: Coolant expands when it is hot.

The level may therefore extend beyond the MAX mark.

If the level is at the MIN mark, top up immediately.

Topping up

WARNINGS:
Only top up when the engine is cold.

If the engine is hot, wait 10 minutes for the engine to cool down.

Do not remove the filler cap when the engine is running.

Do not remove the filler cap when the engine is hot. Wait for the engine to cool down.

Undiluted coolant is flammable and may ignite if spilt on a hot exhaust.

CAUTIONS:
In an emergency, you can add just water to the cooling system to reach a vehicle service station. The system must then be drained and refilled with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water. Have the system checked by a properly trained technician as soon as possible.

Increased dilution of the coolant can cause engine damage from corrosion, overheating or freezing.

Unscrew the cap slowly. Any pressure will escape slowly as you unscrew the cap.

CAUTION:
Do not top up further than the MAX mark.

Top up with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water using fluid that meets the Ford specification. See Technical specifications.

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