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Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2013 Ford F-150 is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your F-150 is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Fords, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed-that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your F-150. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your F-150 for head gasket leakage
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup
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