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hartlenb 06-16-2021 11:01 AM

2019 F53 Fluid Level check & fill?
 
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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.



Thanks for the help...

RRR 06-16-2021 11:12 AM

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.

Skip426 06-16-2021 11:14 AM

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 . :thumb:

hartlenb 06-16-2021 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by RRR (Post 5793998)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skip426 (Post 5794004)
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 . :thumb:

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.

mr.tommy 06-17-2021 08:08 AM

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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