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 Overheated on highway ==> Thermostat? 
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SuperK wrote:
fill it up by the filler cap next to #8 on the second link.
The filler cap is the cap on the passenger side, the radiator cap is on the drivers side.

Here are some directions from wytbishop that has a pretty clear explanation of some steps:

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With the engine running, but COLD, remove the top filler cap on the passenger's side of the engine and fill right to the top. Now leave it off and carefully remove the rad cap. This will allow any air in the radiator to escape. Replace the rad cap when it gets to the top and then fill the engine right to the top again. Make sure the overflow res is filled to the bottom line and your cooling system will be totally full

Thanks man I really appreciate your help. So its okay to run the car while I'm this low on coolant? I suppose it will be fairly cold long enough to fill it.

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May 19 2014, 12:01 PM
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Followed wytbishops steps and everything is looking good. Thanks everyone again.

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Or you could have a blown head gasket. Just sayin,,, :shrug:

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May 20 2014, 9:28 PM
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Or you could have a blown head gasket. Just sayin,,, :shrug:

Yeah, I mean I lost all my coolant for a reason so I'm keeping an eye on the level and for leaks.

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Coolant just doesn't disappear. Maybe it's been slowly leaking out and you just didn't notice.

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May 23 2014, 7:41 AM
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I'm with dan, have you checked the tailpipe for white smoke and a smell of caramel?

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May 24 2014, 3:02 AM
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Ended up being the water pump leaking :P

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