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TOPPING UP THE COOLANT

WARNING

Never remove the filler cap when the engine is hot - escaping steam or scalding water could cause serious personal injury. Unscrew the filler cap slowly, allowing the pressure to escape before removing completely.

WARNING

Antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not allow antifreeze to come into contact with open flames or other sources of ignition (e.g., a hot engine) - a fire may result.

CAUTION

When traveling in places where the water supply contains salt, always make sure you carry a supply of fresh (rain or distilled) water. Topping up with salt water will cause serious engine damage.

Top up to the upper level indicator mark, located on the side of the expansion tank. For the coolant fluid specification, see LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS.

NOTES

In an emergency, and only if the approved antifreeze is unavailable, top up the cooling system with clean water, but be aware of the resultant reduction in frost protection. Do not top up or refill with conventional antifreeze formulations. If in doubt, consult a qualified technician.

Make sure the cap is tightened fully after top up is completed, by turning the cap until the ratchet cap clicks at least three times.