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guys i got a new 2010 fxt and got 4600 miles on her. now the question is my coolant level is at low level when its cold. a guy from the dealer told me 4600 miles and you need to fill it up with coolant already??? sorry for my ignorance when it comes with car stuff. is this normal?
 

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Check for leaks, bad hoses, cracked radiator, or bad radiator cap? My SG's coolant sits half way between low and full in the overflow. Not sure if SH is any different but I'd check for the root problem, if there is one. If no indicators of problems, just watch it to see if it gets any lower.
 

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The coolant low level you speak of, is this in the radiator or the expansion bottle?

If in the bottle then you should know that the level in the bottle will raise and lower depending on engine temperature.
 

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I have my coolant questions. (2009 F Premium / auto)

When I checked the coolant in the reservoir after the car has been sitting for 5 days it was below the LOW mark. I checked the owners manual on when to check the coolant (after driving or cold engine) and did not see any info. Today after driving the level is about 1/4 inch above LOW.

1. When do you check the coolant level? I always thought it was on a cold engine.
2. My Forester's reservoir level was a little below FULL (cold) when I did the oil change in June.
3. I do not see any evidence of leakage. My oil looks clean, I checked the dipstick - it is just oil showing on it. Maybe its burning it?

It looks like I am losing coolant somewhere. I think I am going to have the dealer top off the fluid and I will closely monitor it.
 
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