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coolant in a OBS 7.3 PSD

I have been reading a lot about Green, Gold and ELC coolant. Does any of this apply to my 97 OBS 7.3 PSD?

I ask because i discovered i have the anti christ Green coolant. Any advise is better than what i have now.

Also, FOrd did all maintenance on this rig from PO so ford did this.

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Ford is correct in my opinion. Ethyleenglycol (low silicate/Green) with the diesel additive is what is used in our older Engines. Gold and Orange Rad Fluids are for '02 DuraMaxes / Cummins and '03 6.0 PSDs and new engines (as according to my books at the shop). Something to do with mixed metal blocks and heads. Our all Iron babies get the tried and true.

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Ford is correct in my opinion. Ethyleenglycol (low silicate/Green) with the diesel additive is what is used in our older Engines. Gold and Orange Rad Fluids are for '02 DuraMaxes / Cummins and '03 6.0 PSDs and new engines (as according to my books at the shop). Something to do with mixed metal blocks and heads. Our all Iron babies get the tried and true.
Sweet so green is good. I just add the F?-15 every 15K and i be good?

Another question, when flushing, how do i flush with distilled water? i mean i have a hose i can run through it, but it ain't distilled water coming out. I can't imagine how to put a bottle of distilled under enough pressure to act like a hose.

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Ford is correct in my opinion. Ethyleenglycol (low silicate/Green) with the diesel additive is what is used in our older Engines. Gold and Orange Rad Fluids are for '02 DuraMaxes / Cummins and '03 6.0 PSDs and new engines (as according to my books at the shop). Something to do with mixed metal blocks and heads. Our all Iron babies get the tried and true.
What happens if you use NEW coolant in an older engine?

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Expensive to switch but once you do I don't think there is anything wrong with the CAT stuff. The others I don't know about. Not willing to try. That and reading the new coolants sold around here it says on the bottle not for diesel before '02. I do know that you cannot run our older stuff in new engines.

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Expensive to switch but once you do I don't think there is anything wrong with the CAT stuff. The others I don't know about. Not willing to try. That and reading the new coolants sold around here it says on the bottle not for diesel before '02. I do know that you cannot run our older stuff in new engines.
ok thank you, there are a lot of questions without a reasonable or true answer.

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bill (alberta 7.3) was running ELC in his 97 OBS, I think it was the CAT coolant. you could ask him

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CAT coolant is approved since it is the same coolant from back to 94-ish. It's the non CAT coolants I don't know about but say on the bottles "not for Diesels before '02"

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didn't know that. and green coolant is the only "approved" coolant for the 7.3 until 2/99 motor build date, don't ask me why

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L99 on did have the compressed graphite (or nodular Iron, or some weird crappy metal) blocks. Maybe that metal does something with the green stuff

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-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

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