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Coolant color help!!

Hi I have had my 06 6.0 powerstroke for 2 months now and I checked degass bottle and the coolant inside is a reddish color and from what I understand it's suppose to be gold. Here is a picture of what I saw. Please any help would be so helpful!

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Is it more orange or more red? Gold is what came from Ford but it's not the best coolant to run.

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Is it more orange or more red? Gold is what came from Ford but it's not the best coolant to run.
I would say it's more red than it is orange. Coolant color help!!-image.jpg
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Hi I have had my 06 6.0 powerstroke for 2 months now and I checked degass bottle and the coolant inside is a reddish color and from what I understand it's suppose to be gold. Here is a picture of what I saw. Please any help would be so helpful!

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Hard to tell from the photo. Many ELC coolants are red. Mine is (Zerez). Suggest carefully probing the degas bottle with a clean stick or something to examine texture and ensure it's not ATF fluid.

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I would say it's more red than it is orange. Attachment 311754
Does it smell like coolant or oil?

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Does it smell like coolant or oil?
Doesn't smell like oil, it smells like coolant but it has a sweet smell to it.Coolant color help!!-image.jpg
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Ok new problem I drained some coolant out of radiator and this is what came out.

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Same stuff out of block as the radiator
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That's kind of weird. If it were me, I'd be doing a nice coolant flush and replace whatever's in there, just for peace of mind and so I know what is supposed to be in there.
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Exactly what I was thinking just got everything to do flush and bought better coolant. The red color is ATF got to figure out why that is in cooling system.
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