Cooling System Coolant Sample (Level 2) - Obtain
NOTICE: Always use a designated pump for oil sampling, and use a separate designated pump for coolant sampling. Using the same pump for both types of samples may contaminate the samples that are being drawn. This contaminate may cause a false analysis and an incor- rect interpretation that could lead to concerns by both dealers and customers.
NOTICE: Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained during performance of inspection, maintenance, test- ing, adjusting and repair of the product. Be prepared to collect the fluid with suitable containers before open- ing any compartment or disassembling any compo- nent containing fluids.
Dispose of all fluids according to local regulations and mandates.
Note: Always discard drained fluids according to local regulations.
Obtain the sample of the coolant as close as possible to the recommended sampling interval. In order to receive the full effect of S·O·S analysis, you must establish a consistent trend of data. In order to establish a pertinent history of data, perform consistent samplings that are evenly spaced. Supplies for collecting samples can be obtained from your Caterpillar dealer.
Use the following guidelines for proper sampling of the coolant:
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)