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post #1 of 4 Old 10-22-2012, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Another coolant question

Had diesel shop install new radiator and hoses on my 2008. Noticed they put in O'reilly's Universal coolant. It looks more green than yellow to me, but according to the bottle it is yellow. Should I flush it ASAP or do you guys think it is ok? Here is the description of it:

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Features a Long Life coolant technology that is compatible for use in all automobiles and light-duty trucks, regardless of make, model, year or original antifreeze color. Compatible for use in all automobiles and light-duty trucksYellow color will not change the current antifreeze color when used fortopping-off. Provides 150,000 miles or 5 years of maximum protection when a completecooling system flush and fill is performed. Features a phosphate-free and silicate-free formula
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I believe the only coolant that is the same as the ford gold is the Zerex G-05 coolant. Personally i would flush it out.

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I agree. The cooling systems can cause enough problems even if the proper coolant is added. If I wasn't 100% sure about what was put in I would definitely flush it out. Even maybe switch to a cat ec-1 rated coolant while you are at it. Low maintenance so it doesn't require nitrate testing like the ford gold or it's equivalent.

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Ya I hate universal coolant, it's never universal. Drain it flush it really well with restore and restore+ then fill with a cat ec-1 rated coolant.

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