I drained my radiator fluid in my 2001 dodge ram 1500.i filled with water and ran the engine and drained the water.i went to pour the new coolant in and it didnt even take 2 ggallonssuppose to take 5?

Bryan Miller

Asked by Mar 30, 2014 at 08:17 PM about the Dodge RAM 150

Question type: General

I started the truck and let the fluid cycle
through and is still saying its full.its not
overheating.not sure why its not taking the
full 5 gallons?

4 Answers


R u sure it calls for 5 gals?

Tom Demyan

5 gallons is the total capacity, sounds like you just drained the radiator. By doing that your only draining around 2 gallons.


5 gallons would be the radiator and the block capacity


I have a size 318 engine and I only use less then 2 gallons..

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