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What you're referring to as a "coolant tank" is your radiator overflow tank. While it does have to have some coolant in it, putting coolant/water in it doesn't do anything to cool your engine really. You need to twist the radiator cap off (make sure you wait for it to cool off) and pour coolant or maybe for the time being while testing, just tap water. ...


In answer to the question of how to test your coolant mix, you would use an antifreeze and coolant tester In answer to why, you would want to ensure that your coolant mixture is correct as this provides protection against icing in the winter, enhances the effectiveness of the system in the summer and provides some corrosion inhibitors to prevent your ...

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