L3800 coolant change, 4 quarts out six quarts in?

Desertdog

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Drained my coolant and flushed out the system until I had clean water coming out. When I went to fill it up, only took 4 quarts not the the 6.4 in the manual. Manual doesn't say anything about a block drain or anything about getting residual fluid out.

So 25% is straight water. Thinking about getting some test strips to see where I'm at. Anyone else run into this?
 

Desertdog

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May 7, 2013
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Hard to say exactly as after the initial drain I started filling and flushing. The first one was still pretty green so I bottled it for disposal. I thought the same thing but after 4-5 flushes and adding new, getting hot and rechecking nothing went down.
 

Justasquid

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You still had roughly 2 quarts of coolant ( water) in your engine. So if you mixed it at a 50/50 ratio, you are probably weak on freeze protection. It would be a good idea to test the coolant to see where you are If you’re in a cold climate.
 
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