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Old 02-03-2008, 04:47 AM
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Coolant

Another leak!!

So I am look around under the truck and am noticing some coolant on the frame rail. Its hard to tell if its coming from the hose of the radiator. I am going to clean it up today and keep an eye on it. My coolant is just below the min line on the tank. I need to get some more and maybe lots more if I replace the bad parts

I have the green coolant in there and I read somewhere (cant find it now) about some additives to put in to keep some number in check. What was that? What kind of coolant should I add? And where should I get it?
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:00 AM
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its sca's your watching ford has the additive have to keep an eye on em if you run the green coolant somewhat less of a problem if you run yellow i flushed it all out completely and run the red elc and then you dont have to mess with it at all
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:02 AM
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do I need this?
http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=27
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do i go to the local store and just get green coolant? or do i need a special type of green coolant?
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:20 AM
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dont know about that additive never seen it i always get it from the dealer it always instock and cheap why pay shipping for what you can get around the corner and green is green doesnt matter all goes by color if your wanting to stay green any will work
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You'd have to loose several quarts to affect the SCA level in there I would assume. I guess it wouldn't hurt to check it with the fleetguard strips, and just add accordingly.

You can also buy the additive at Ford. It's not much that gets added in whole cooling system capacity.
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NAPA sells NAPAcool which is the additive used in the green antifreeze. It takes 1 bottle of additive to I think 5gal of coolant using the NAPAcool stuff. I changed mine out last summer and used 2 bottle to 8gal of coolant. I thin mine is a little stronger that the bottle says though. I haven't gotten any strips to test mine yet though.
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So if i go to oriellys and get the green coolant, ill be ok? i just need the additive from ford or napa?

I can not tell if its the bottle, the hose from the bottle or the radiator that is leaking.... i hope its just the hose!
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I have a 1995 PSD f-350. It appears to be leaking anti-freeze out of the crankcase. If i push on the seal right by the pulley (below the water pump) i'll get quite a bit of coolant leaking out of there. Also it leaks, almost a steady stream as soon as i shut off the engine. I just recently noticed a bit of oil in the radiator and water droplets on the dip stick. Any idea's as to what it might be?
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So if i go to oriellys and get the green coolant, ill be ok? i just need the additive from ford or napa?

I can not tell if its the bottle, the hose from the bottle or the radiator that is leaking.... i hope its just the hose!
green coolant is green coolant dont matter where you get it it all works and yes you need to go over to the dealer and get additive as well if youve not been putting the sca additive in your gonna need a few bottles and some test strips to know when youve got the right sca level this is part of the regular maintance on a powerstroke not a one time deal you can cavitate your block if you dont have the right sca level the test strips also have a shelf life dont buy a bulk pack just a 5 pack will be enough to get it right this time and probally have 1 or 2 left use them to check it again before theyre expire date read your manual this is all in there but many people dont read it and dont know and worse yet others read it and dont think its important and dont do it
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