Fill the radiator up to the radiator filler neck [A] with
coolant, and install the radiator cap.
Pour in the coolant slowly so that it can expel the air
from the engine and radiator.
Fill the reserve tank up to the full level line with coolant,
and install the cap.
Soft or distilled water must be used with the an-
tifreeze (see below for antifreeze) in the cooling sys-
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
accumulation in the water passages, and consider-
ably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.
Water and Coolant Mixture Ratio (Recommended)
Choose a suitable mixture ratio by referring to the
coolant manufacturer's directions.
Bleed the air from the cooling system as follows.
Start the engine with the radiator cap removed and run it
until no more air bubbles [A] can be seen in the coolant.
Tap the radiator hoses to force any air bubbles caught
Stop the engine and add coolant up to the radiator filler
Install the radiator cap.
Start the engine, warm it up thoroughly until the radiator
fan turns on and then stop the engine.
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the en-
gine cools down.
If the coolant level is lower than the low level line, add
coolant to the full level line.
Do not add more coolant above the full level line.
2.6 L (2.7 US qt)
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