The radiator only, aprox three quarts. The cooling system (radiator, engine, heater and hoses), aprox ten quarts. It depends on the engine size.
The radiator itself will probably hold about 4 qts. The whole system will hold aprox 12 to 14 qts.
If the entire system including the block, heater, radiator and all hoses were empty, it would take between 12 and 13 quarts to fill the system. So if you use a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water you would need 6 to 6 1/2 quarts of antifreeze.
antifreeze is usually mixed 50 / 50 with preferably distilled water for your cooling system ( up to 60 % antifreeze if colder climate ) which includes the radiator , heater core , radiator hoses , heater hoses etc.
For the radiator only, 2 to 3 quarts. For the complete cooling system, 8 to 9 quarts.
The radiator alone, aprox 2 to 3 quarts. The complete cooling system, aprox 10 to 11 quarts.
According to the 1999 Ford Escort owners manual : The cooling system capacity with a manual transmission is 5.3 quarts / 5.0 liters The cooling system capacity with an automatic transmission is 6.3 quarts / 6.0 liters So , with a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and preferably distilled water : The cooling system with a manual transmission takes 2.65 quarts / 2.50 liters of antifreeze The cooling system with an automatic transmission takes 3.15 quarts / 3.0 liters of antifreeze T
remove bottom radiator hose to drain system. flush system a few time before adding antifreeze.
To have a 50 / 50 mixture of antifreeze and preferably distilled water you would need ( 7.5 liters / 7.9 quarts ) of antifreeze because according to the Owner Guide the cooling system capacity is 15.0 liters / 15.8 quarts Ford shows not to exceed 60 % antifreeze and not to drop below 40 % antifreeze in the cooling system
These two cooling system conditions are more than likely related. The cooling system is closed and not supposed to leak. Sources of leaks include hoses, clamps, radiator and or the heater core.
According to the 1998 Ford Expedition Owner Guide : The engine cooling system came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of GREEN color antifreeze and distilled water ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A ) So , for a 50 / 50 mix you would need : 4.6 liter V8 engine / 1 row radiator , ( 9 U.S. quarts of antifreeze and 9 quarts of preferably distilled water ) 4.6 / 2 row rad , ( 10 quarts ) 5.4 ( 10.4 quarts )
The whole cooling system takes about 6 quarts.
According to the 2005 Ford Mustang Owner Guide : The cooling system capacity is 13.6 quarts ( 12.9 liters ) So , a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and preferably distilled water would require : ( 6.8 quarts / 6.45 liters of antifreeze ) * Ford shows not to use less than 40 % antifreeze and not to exceed 60 % antifreeze in the cooling system mixture *
the water in your radiator is rusty because your antifreeze/water ratio is not correct. Antifreeze serves two important functions: protecting the cooling system at temperature extremes and inhibiting rust and corrosion in the system. When your antifreeze/water ratio is not correct Rust and sediment can accumulate in the cooling system. This can eventually clog your cooling system mainly your radiator and cause your car to overheat, and more serious problems with the over heating. I would suggest flushing your system and adding the correct antifreeze/water ratio mixture. Doing this your self or having it done by proffessional.
The coolant system capacity of the 2004 Ford Mustang GT is : 14.1 quarts ( 13.3 liters ) 50 / 50 mixture of antifreeze and preferably distilled water ( so just over 7 quarts / 6.6 liters of antifreeze )
The radiator alone, aprox one gallon. The complete cooling system, aprox 15 qts.
According to the 2001 Mercury Sable Owner Guide , the engine cooling system capacity for the 3.0 liter Vulcan engine is ( 11.6 quarts ) and the engine cooling system capacity for the 3.0 liter Duratec engine is ( 10.6 quarts ) It came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water
For the 2003 Ford Ranger with a 3.0 liter V6 engine and AUTOMATIC transmission ( 7.4 quarts of antifreeze ) * That's for a 50 / 50 mix of 7.4 quarts of antifreeze and 7.4 quarts of preferably distilled water * because the engine cooling system capacity is 14.8 quarts according to the owners manual
Is it leaking from the water pump or radiator? Is the system properly pressurized?
There's a leak somewhere in your coolant system. Check the radiator and the hoses.
The coolant system capacity is 31.0 liters (32.75 quarts ) including the heater and the coolant recovery tank ( so , with a 50 / 50 mixture of antifreeze and preferably distilled water , 15.5 liters / 16.375 quarts of antifreeze )
Just the radiator takes about 3 quarts. The whole cooling system takes about a gallon and a half. (6 quarts).
Check the following............... 1. System is low on antifreeze. 2. System has an air pocket in the cooling system. 3. Cooling fans are not connected. 4. Radiator is bad......
Depending on which engine you have it should take between 10 and 12 quarts to fill an empty cooling system. If you are just draining the radiator, probably 4 quarts. This coolant mixture should be at least a 50/50 mix of anti freeze and clean water.
According to the Owner Guide the cooling system capacity is 15.8 quarts It came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water So , 7.9 quarts or slightly under ( 2 gallons ) of antifreeze