303-03A Engine Cooling - 1.6L Duratec-16V Ti-VCT (88kW/120PS) - Sigma 2014 Fiesta
General Procedures Procedure revision date: 05/15/2013

Cooling System Draining and Vacuum Filling

  1. WARNING: When releasing the cooling system pressure, cover the coolant expansion tank cap with a thick cloth.

    Release the cooling system pressure by slowly turning the coolant expansion tank cap between 2 and 3 turns.
  1. Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. WARNING: Be prepared to collect escaping fluid.

    General Equipment : Hose Clamp Remover/Installer
    General Equipment : Fluid Container
  1. General Equipment : Hose Clamp Remover/Installer
  1. Install the vacuum cooling system filler and follow the manufacturer's instructions to fill and bleed the system.
    General Equipment : Cooling System Vacuum Tester and Refiller
  1. Recommended coolant concentration is 48/52 to 50/50 engine coolant to distilled water (freeze protection -34°C to -37°C [-30°F to -34°F]).
  1. Vehicles driven year-round in non-extreme climates should use a 48/52 to 50/50 (freeze protection -34°C to -37°C [-30°F to -34°F]) mixture of engine coolant and distilled water for optimum cooling system and engine protection.