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Hi everyone quick question checking my coolant level this morning it was on minimum level went for a drive came back undid coolant level cap slowly and it went up to the maximum level and it sounded like when you open abottle of fizz is this right
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The system is under pressure when hot (this pressure raises the boiling point of the coolant), if you open the cap when hot (NOT a good idea...) it will release the pressure and allow the coolant to expand.

So you need to allow it to cool, then top up to the "Max" mark.
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