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#1 OFFLINE   grege

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 05:43 AM

Two cmax household now.  I've noticed the coolant reservoirs (both the engine and the inverter controller coolant reservoirs) seem to "lose" coolant slowly (the inverter moreso since it seems to have a "pinhole" in the center cap).  How often are people having to add coolant to theirs???  Weird to me that Ford says if at the line for MIN or below, top off coolant...

 

Is coolant consumption that common for the cmaxes in general???

 

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#2 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:38 AM

In 160k miles I've added fluid to the inverter twice, I think.  Don't recall about the engine - maybe once.



#3 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:55 AM

My experience is similar; once in 70K  miles.



#4 OFFLINE   grege

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

Added a couple ounces of distilled water to bring both coolant levels to max and ordered ford prediluted coolant to have on hand should more be needed.  Time will tell...

 

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#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 12:28 PM

I don't think I have ever added fluid to either in 205k miles, I have been having FORD do my oil changes about every 30K miles lately so it is possible they may be doing something, but probably not. On my way to FORD to pickup my car from having oil change done and will check levels. :) 

 

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#6 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Checked levels all appear the same and they didn't note adding any fluids. :)

 

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#7 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:39 AM

Is everyone buying the Ford coolant?   Mine is down a little now to where I need to add some.  60K miles

 

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#8 OFFLINE   grege

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 05:41 AM

Is everyone buying the Ford coolant?   Mine is down a little now to where I need to add some.  60K miles

 

Thx

 

It was way more than I needed, but yeah, I went ahead and bought a gallon of Ford's prediluted coolant from Amazon.  I figure every couple years I'll siphon out and replace the inverter coolant to make use of some of the excess.  

 

Another option would be if you were getting warranty work or a tire rotation or... (with a ford dealer service coupon of course), ask them to top all fluids while there. 

 

Greg


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