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Proper factory recommended coolant drain/fill procedure '13 F150 5.0L V8

 
Old 02-04-2019, 01:33 AM
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Default Proper factory recommended coolant drain/fill procedure '13 F150 5.0L V8

There are many posts out there with different "recommended" procedures that different folks have come up with. I'm looking for any Ford tech that can post the exact procedure that the dealerships perform for the coolant drain/refill for the 2013 5.0.

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Open radiator petcock, drain coolant into proper receptacle. Close petcock and refill coolant....

The only other step a dealer will add is using a vacuum bleeder attached to the fill cap on the pressure tank, so as to speed up the bleeding process. For the home DIYER, just refill the pressure tank above the max fill line and start the truck with the heater on high and the radiator cap unscrewed. Allow the truck to idle until the thermostat opens up, either 180 or 190 degrees depending on the engine (or just before temp gauge needle is in its usual spot), and refill coolant to the max fill level as necessary. Then put the radiator cap back on and go for a short drive, about 15 minutes. Return home and check the coolant level (it will be low). Refill as needed, and you are finished with the drain and fill.

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