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post #1 of 13 Old 12-30-2011, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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coolant question/help please

i recently replaced my water pump a month ago/500 miles ago. my truck had green coolant in it i dont know what brand. i know my truck like the back of my hand and all fluids it requires except coolant. i know very little about it. after i did the water pump i filled it back up with my local part store brand coolant (i was in a rush). it was 50/50 mix and it says low silicate formula but it is ethylene glycol base

i heard the eg base coolant cant be used in our trucks. do i have to replace the coolant or am i ok with this stuff. it is low silicate formula.
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Early 99 201,000 miles. Extra spring up front leveled, 4 in turbo back to 6 in tip, 6637, glow shift gauges, dp tuner, kicker speakers, alpine head unit and amp, kicker sub, extang tonneau, bedliner bumpers grill, flares, and rockers, 33in toyo mt, 18in xd monsters, 05 Harley lights, recon tails and line of fire, 20% tint

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If you want to do your truck a favour, flush that crap out with a good flush system and refill it with ELC (red) coolant.

Otherwise, get some Fleetguard coolant test strips and make sure your levels are balanced.

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It's a early 99. I would switch to elc but I just put new coolant in it. I think I'm gunna buy some test strips and switch to elc my next flushing or when I got some extra money

Early 99 201,000 miles. Extra spring up front leveled, 4 in turbo back to 6 in tip, 6637, glow shift gauges, dp tuner, kicker speakers, alpine head unit and amp, kicker sub, extang tonneau, bedliner bumpers grill, flares, and rockers, 33in toyo mt, 18in xd monsters, 05 Harley lights, recon tails and line of fire, 20% tint

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Do a full flush. There is a product called Restore that will remove all the crap from your green coolant. Also, go to Ford and get 2 qts of VC9 from Ford to clean the iron scale.

Flush with a lot of water until clear after all chemical flushes. Then flush a few times with distiled water. Then get yourself ELC Concentrate (never 50/50) and fill.

Coolant basics:
On ALL MOTOR flushes, dont use 50/50. It can be used for topping off. You will NEVER get all the water from your distiled flush out. I dont know the EXACT amount of water left behind in a 7.3. I do for the 6.0 and 6.4. So, if you do know that you can get a perfect 50/50 mix.

On a diesel motor, you want to use an ELC. Silicates from typical GL coolant will do dammage

Get yourself a coolant filter. All diesel motors should have one. Why light trucks didnt get them is beyond me.


I understand your truck came with the green stuff but they figured out it isnt the bvest choice for our diesel motors. Green to red, never yellow or orange.

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Zrain: Check your green coolant info that you just poured in... If it is ethylene glycol-diethylene glycol--{Sodium 2-ethyl hexanoate} ? It is a Dexcool Klone! which would not be a good fit for your PSD... Will it harm or damage anything? I would not want to take that chance...

I would either do a flush and pour in the Ford Premium Gold or I think Peak Global Lifetime {Green} coolant does not contain the Sodium 2-ethyl hexanoate...

Main concern is stay away from the Sodium 2-ethyl hexanoate!

If your coolant is the Dexcool Klone? I would do a flush when money allows...

Here is some good reading... Gooch is a Coolant Goo Ruu!!

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/96...formation.html

Then here is another to read...

http://www.powerstrokenation.com/for...ad.php?t=43082

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I just went out and read the back of the bootle it says it is designed for light duty diesels and it is very low in silicate

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I just went out and read the back of the bootle it says it is designed for light duty diesels and it is very low in silicate
Good. Low or no...

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DO NOT use ELC in a E99!

Second, if the coolant you added was not EC-1 Rated Diesel coolant... you need to minimally drain and refill. Best bet would be to do a proper flush, and then buy 4 gallons of CONCENTRATE, as there will always be some water left in the system. Here is a great writeup with ALL the info you will need:


Gooch's Radiator/Engine Backflush Procedure and Coolant Information - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Ah! I read 99, didnt see it was an E. There was that word out that it would eat the injector cup. Really I dont see how that is possbile but I have heard no ELC in an E99.

Can anyone prove this or is it an urban legand?

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