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By YOUCANIC on Apr 22, 2019

How to add coolant, check level on Maserati vehicles

In this guide, you will learn how to check the engine coolant level on a Maserati and how to add coolant if the level is low. 

If your Maserati is overheating the chances are that it is low on engine coolant. Some symptoms that your Maserati is low on coolant include the needle for TEMP gauage going to the red zone, engine hot light on, and message on dashboard stating "High coolant temperature". If you have any of these symptoms, turn of the engine in a safe area, wait at least 30 min for the enigne to cool down then check the coolant level. 

What you will need

Do not use windshield wiper fluid.


How to check Maserati engine coolant

Do not remove the coolant reservoir cap when the engine is running or hot.


  1. Allow your Maserati to cool down for at least 30 min. Opening the radiator or coolant reservoir cap when the Maserati engine is hot, can cause serious injuries. You can verify the engine is cooled down by looking at the TEMP gauge on the instrument cluster. maserati engine temperature gauage
  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. 
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  3. Locate the coolant reservoir and remove the cap by turning it counterclockwise.Maserati engine coolant reservoir Note the minimum and maximum marks on the side of the coolant overflow tank. 
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  4. If the level is below the min mark, add engine coolant to bring the level between the Min and Maximum marks.  

Do not add coolant above the MAX mark.

What is Hot Mode? 

Maserati cars have what is called hot-mode. If the engine temperature gets too high, the transmission goes into a limp mode or reduced output in which case the engine RPMs are limited to 4000. 

What type of coolant does a Maserati car use?

According to Maserati Quatroportte manual, you should use  "Inhibited monoethylene glycol-based protective fluid with anti-freezing action: CUNA NC 956-16. Type Shell Glycoshell "

Total capacity is approximately 13 liters or 3.5 US gallons. 


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