I have a 2011 make Maruti Suzuki Ritz LDi (Diesel). I'm attaching a photograph of the engine bay here. Where is the radiator cap located in this picture? How to measure the coolant level? Also, what are the caps in the circles?

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The radiator cap to top up the coolant is just to the right of the battery.

The item in a red circle top left is not a cap but a braking valve (most likely) or abs unit (possibly) - either way don’t try and remove it : it is not just a “cap”.

The item in red at the bottom is one of the A/C charging or access ports - do not open it unless you have the equipment - I have not looked for the other port, but it will be there.

Edit based on comment: the connection to the radiator - bottom right of the image is so close to the top of the radiator that a separate filling cap is not necessary - but it may cause a slower filling time, but that will depend on where the other pipe from the expansion tank goes and its size so it may not be an issue at all.

WARNING: cooling systems are pressurised when hot, make sure it is cold before removing caps or undoing pipes.

  • So basically, there is no pressure cap on top of the radiator as I have seen in other cars. Rather, the overflow/extension tank is used for coolant top-up as well.
    – C--
    Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 7:16
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    The overflow/expansion tank is pressurized. Do not open it while the system is hot
    – mikes
    Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 8:15
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    @mikes so important I’ll borrow it and add...
    – Solar Mike
    Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 8:16

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