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So I have the gold coolant and my truck has 83K in the clock, so should I just change it now and be done with it? If so I have a couple of questions. First off, can you only get the gold stuff from the dealer? Next, how do I change it? Is it a straightforward "flush with garden hose/fill with new coolant" type deal? Do I have to check the Ph or throw in an additive?

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I had the gold in my 02. I used some radiator flush and went back with the green. If you want to use gold i'm pretty sure you can get it at any parts house. Other than that it is pretty straightfoward. Additives i'm not positive on. I don't believe you will need any.

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I had the gold in my 02. I used some radiator flush and went back with the green. If you want to use gold i'm pretty sure you can get it at any parts house. Other than that it is pretty straightfoward. Additives i'm not positive on. I don't believe you will need any.
Hmmm...there was a thread I found a while back about the gold coolant where it was stated that if it came with the gold to keep using it and not switch to any other type of coolant. I'm not trying to say anybody is wrong but this whole cavitation thing makes me a little nervous, so if that's what's recommended I'll do it.

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drain, flush with water , drain ,and refill with 50/50 gold coolant and water , you can use a decavitation additive but the gold coolant is supposed to already have what you need thats is the main reason they changed , probably would not have drained gold and went back with green ,my opinion gold is better and lasts longer, never seen one with gold coolant cavitate , have seen diesel with green eat up with cavitation completely into the cylinder wall

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I agree, Gold is probably better but aslong as you get yourself some fleetguard strips and monitor it, you should be good to go with either.

I need to get my coolant out and given a good flush this Spring, I'll probably refill with Green since Prestone is everywhere. I usually just buy VC8 Coolant additive at Ford, it's not really that expensive.
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If you have the gold stay with it. The dealer has it but not cheep. The gold stuff is a longer lasting coolent. my truck had it so i stayed with it when i did my water pump.

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