2009 Cadillac DTS Owners Manual PDF | Page 416

(j) Drain, ?ush, and re?ll cooling system. This service
can be complex; you should have your dealer/retailer
perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-23
for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,
condenser, pressure cap, and ?ller neck. Pressure test
the cooling system and pressure cap.
(k) A ?uid loss in any vehicle system could indicate a
problem. Have the system inspected and repaired
and the ?uid level checked. Add ?uid if needed.
(l) Visually inspect belt for fraying, excessive cracks, or
obvious damage. Replace belt if necessary.
(m) If driving regularly under dusty conditions, inspect
the ?lter at each engine oil change.
Owner Checks and Services
These owner checks and services should be performed
at the intervals speci?ed to help ensure vehicle
safety, dependability, and emission control performance.
Your dealer/retailer can assist with these checks and
services.
Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
Whenever any ?uids or lubricants are added to the
vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown
in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11.
At Each Fuel Fill
It is important to perform these underhood checks at
each fuel ?ll.
Engine Oil Level Check
Notice: It is important to check the engine oil
regularly and keep it at the proper level. Failure to
keep the engine oil at the proper level can cause
damage to the engine not covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Check the engine oil level and add the proper oil
if necessary. See Engine Oil on page 5-13.
Engine Coolant Level Check
Check the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOL
coolant mixture if necessary. See Engine Coolant
on page 5-23.
Windshield Washer Fluid Level Check
Check the windshield washer ?uid level in the windshield
washer ?uid reservoir and add the proper ?uid if
necessary.
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Summary of Content

(j) Drain, ush, and rell cooling system. This servicecan be complex; you should have your dealer/retailerperform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-23for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator,condenser, pressure cap, and ller neck. Pressure testthe cooling system and pressure cap.(k) A uid loss in any vehicle system could indicate aproblem. Have the system inspected and repairedand the uid level checked. Add uid if needed.(l) Visually inspect belt for fraying, excessive cracks, orobvious damage. Replace belt if necessary.(m) If driving regularly under dusty conditions, inspectthe lter at each engine oil change.Owner Checks and ServicesThese owner checks and services should be performedat the intervals specied to help ensure vehiclesafety, dependability, and emission control performance.Your dealer/retailer can assist with these checks andservices.Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.Whenever any uids or lubricants are added to thevehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shownin Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-11.At Each Fuel FillIt is important to perform these underhood checks ateach fuel ll.Engine Oil Level CheckNotice: It is important to check the engine oilregularly and keep it at the proper level. Failure tokeep the engine oil at the proper level can causedamage to the engine not covered by the vehiclewarranty.Check the engine oil level and add the proper oilif necessary. See Engine Oil on page 5-13.Engine Coolant Level CheckCheck the engine coolant level and add DEX-COOLcoolant mixture if necessary. See Engine Coolanton page 5-23.Windshield Washer Fluid Level CheckCheck the windshield washer uid level in the windshieldwasher uid reservoir and add the proper uid ifnecessary.6-8