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Old 01-12-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default 40 Ford Coolant Capacity

I have a stock 40 Ford Deluxe. I am going to flush out the cooling system.
How much antifreeze do I need to add? No heater.

P.S. I live in San Diego....it never freezes.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: 40 Ford Coolant Capacity

If I recall correctly It holds 22 qts.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:15 PM   #3
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I use two gallons of Sierra antifreeze, and top off the system with distilled water. It does freeze here in Iowa, but if I was in San Diego, I'd use just the distilled water with a dose of anti rust additive.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: 40 Ford Coolant Capacity

Hot or cold climate, I do a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze, replacing it every 2-3 years. I start out at a 5 gallon capacity and bring the rest with me adding some every few days until I see an antifreeze puddle under the car after a run. That means I had too much in there. Of course, all of this depends on the condition of your radiator, black, thermostats, and driving conditions ........
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:11 PM   #5
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Where is the best drain point to remove coolant? I've drained from the radiator petcock to change thermostats, but get at most two gallons when flow stops.
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:40 PM   #6
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I remove the lower radiator hoses from the radiator.
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