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Old 02-17-2012, 12:40 PM
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Check Coolant Additive message

Hello all,

I have a 2011 F350 6.7 and I just got a message on the screen saying "check coolant additive". Looked in the owners manual, it doesnt say what to do. If anyone has experienced this pleae let me know.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:59 PM
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How many miles? Around 13K?

Stop by your dealership and let them run a quick test on your coolant to make sure it is up to spec. I don't recall seeing anyone post that their coolant was out of spec at this mileage.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:21 PM
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I have just over 12000 miles.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:30 PM
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Anyone else with this issue??
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I had it the first time around dame millage dealership checked it it was fine they checked it each time at oil change then at 21000 miles it failed ford wouldn't cover the flush so 200bucks later I got new fluid and flush
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:19 PM
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Just get the test strips from the dealer. If need be you can use the additive from them also. No biggie.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:54 PM
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Thank you for the responses guy's. Ill definatly go get it checked out!
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:23 PM
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Just turned 13k miles and the message just came on mine today
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:18 PM
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It isn't an issue, it is a maintainance reminder, as in 'change the oil'. Diesels coolant unchecked can lead to cavitation and electrolysis damage which IS an issue and is worth reading up on. Diesels are tough engines, and have unique maintainance needs peculiar to the diesel which leads to what you don't know can really hurt your wallet. Ford is trying to preempt this with reminders such as this. Your coolant will be checked with a color coded strip which as time progresses will eventually lead to an additive being needed to prevent damage to your high dollar mac daddy motor!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:36 AM
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20,000 miles and my truck hasn't popped that message. Just popped the fuel filter change message. Gonna have them check both.

I ran the factory coolant in my dodge for 200k miles and when I had to have a tank on the radiator replaced the guy said it was the cleanest he's ever seen. I wouldn't fret to much about it.
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