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Degas bottle question..

I pop my hood everytime I drive my truck.. I noticed today that there's almost unnoticeable traces of what looks like dirt on top of the inside of the bottle. Is this normal over time? Coolant looks fine, a little darker to me than others who have posted pictures of theirs, but when I flush antifreeze it looks normal coming out. Thanks!
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I pop my hood everytime I drive my truck.. I noticed today that there's almost unnoticeable traces of what looks like dirt on top of the inside of the bottle. Is this normal over time? Coolant looks fine, a little darker to me than others who have posted pictures of theirs, but when I flush antifreeze it looks normal coming out. Thanks!
Are you sure it isn't just the way the light is shining on it because mine used to look like that in certain lighting conditions. If not can you tell if it's oil?

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I would highly recommend a coolant filter

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first as superduty said, confirm it is not oil! other than that, i'd say install a coolant filter. i have seen many with these sheen to it. flush your coolant before it restricts your oil cooler
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It's normal man. When the coolant heats up, some of the chemicals bind to the plastic degas bottle. It looks like dirt because it's not allowing as much light to shine through when ur looking at it--that's of what u say is true about your coolant being clean.


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Mine looks the same way. I talked to a local Ford mechanic about it and he said that its from the block being cast in sand. They do not get fully flushed out and then the coolant heats up and specs of sand get in to the degas bottle and cling to the inside of the bottle. He told me that if it bothers me enough to take it off and clean it out.. haha. That wasnt the answer I was looking for...
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