Flushed ICE Coolant and only managed to drain 5 quarts?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Eatnades, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. Eatnades

    Eatnades New Member

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    I see the manual says there should be at least 7 quarts of coolant for the ICE but I only managed to drain 5 quarts. Is this normal? Coolant was drained on a level surface, then front jacked up and then only rear jacked as I assumed there might have been some left. Filled to the B line and is full with only 5 quarts. and not much burping or air when in maintenance mode. I only used the Radiator Drain Cock Plug as others stated very little comes out of the cylinder block plug.
     
  2. rjparker

    rjparker Senior Member

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    Normal. Your year has a vacuum break up top in the back but most just refill with the amount drained. You will never get it all out so the smart move is to use Toyota premixed for compatibility.
     
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