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STANDARD PROCEDURE
STANDARD PROCEDURE—DRAINING COOLING
SYSTEM 5.9L ENGINE
WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE CYLINDER BLOCK
DRAIN PLUGS OR LOOSEN RADIATOR DRAINCOCK
WITH SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE.
SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
DO NOT WASTE reusable coolant. If solution is
clean, drain coolant into a clean container for reuse.
(1) Attach one end of a hose to the draincock. Put
the other end into a clean container.
(2)
DO NOT REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP

when draining the coolant from the resivior / overflow
tank. Open radiator draincock and when the
tank is empty, remove the radiator cap and continue
draining the cooling system.
(3) If draining the entire engine, remove the cylinder
block drain plugs.

STANDARD PROCEDURE—REFILLING
COOLING SYSTEM 5.9L ENGINE
WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE CYLINDER BLOCK
DRAIN PLUGS OR LOOSEN RADIATOR DRAINCOCK
WITH SYSTEM HOT AND UNDER PRESSURE.
SERIOUS BURNS FROM COOLANT CAN OCCUR.
DO NOT WASTE reusable coolant. If solution is
clean, drain coolant into a clean container for reuse.
Clean cooling system prior to refilling. (Refer to 7 -
COOLING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
(1) Install cylinder block drain plugs. Coat the
threads with Mopar
t Thread Sealant with Teflon.
(2) Close radiator petcock.
(3) Fill cooling system with a 50/50 mixture of
water and antifreeze.
(4) Fill coolant reserve/overflow tank to MAX mark
on bottle.
(5) Start and operate engine until thermostat
opens (upper radiator hose warm to touch).
(6) If necessary, add a 50/50 water and antifreeze
mixture to the coolant reserve/overflow tank. This is
done to maintain coolant level between the MAX and
MIN marks. The level in the reserve/overflow tank
may drop below the MIN mark after three or four

warm-up and cool-down cycles.
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