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Old 06-16-2021, 11:01 AM   #1
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2019 F53 Fluid Level check & fill?

Engine Coolant: my manual says VC-3DIL-B Orange. I've seen a post here saying that Ford's updated that to Yellow VC-13 and it is ok to mix. Is there an equivalent non-OEM coolant (eg Valvoline, or ??) for either?


Brake Fluid: any tips on how to check the level and fill for this setup (see pics)? I'm assuming a hand pump to fill but I haven't come up with a way to check the level.



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Bright flashlight held up to the side and you can see the level. Mine has enough room I can fill with a pint bottle but it isn't easy.
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Right off hand I'd say the fluid level is currently at the seam where the top with cap is attached to the main body of the reservoir . If/when the level drops it'll be visible through the plastic .
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Bright flashlight held up to the side and you can see the level. Mine has enough room I can fill with a pint bottle but it isn't easy.
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Right off hand I'd say the fluid level is currently at the seam where the top with cap is attached to the main body of the reservoir . If/when the level drops it'll be visible through the plastic .
Thanks. I tried the flashlight but it was pretty hard to tell. I makes sense that the level would be at the seal but Iíll try again when itís less bright. Is the seam the mark for full level? I donít see any marker lines for full or add.
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Over the years Ford has changed the kind of coolants they recommend. I've actually counted 5 different kinds. For me I would never mix different fluids of any kind.

On my 2012 Ford chassis I use MotorcraftPremium Gold Engine Coolant with bittering agent (yellow-colored) 2VC-7-B / WSS-M97B51-A1. You cut the concentrate 50/50.
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