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Old 01-29-2014, 02:03 PM
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Coolant Firestone Uses??

Recently I Had to take my truck on a 250 mile trip for work, well getting where I needed to go I noticed a coolant leak and saw the radiator was leaking where the plastic met the Aluminum, Well I dropped it off at a Firestone and they pressure tested the cooling system and found the Degas bottle was leaking as well as the Radiator. They replaced both of those parts and filled it with their coolant that they use. I flushed My system last summer and put AMSOIL Prop. Glycol coolant in there, It stated that it was compatible with any coolant on the market and wont turn to mud in the cooling system. It's been in there for a few days I have no Idea what coolant they use, but if anyone does is it bad on our 6.0 engines or is it fine?
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:33 PM
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A firestone what? Tire shop,repair shop, tire manafaturing plant?
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:57 PM
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A Firestone complete automotive center.
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They probably used the cheapest coolant they could find.
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What color is it? Probably used a general purpose green coolant


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Old 01-29-2014, 03:29 PM
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It's greenish yellow, Isn't only really worrysome if the coolant is harsh on aluminum?
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Sounds like what we use at work. If it is,Its a very cheap Ford Gold.
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If it's the Zerex G-05 that's the exact same as Ford Gold just in a different bottle.
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As long as it is rated for diesels your good to go. Even when it's not rated for diesels I have known people to use regular antifreeze for several years without ill effects.
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ok, im just making sure its good to go, they said its a really universal anti freeze but I didnt get the brand name.
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