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post #1 of 6 Old 03-18-2008, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Yellow Coolant/Additive

Im going to be getting my coolant flushed soon. I have the yellow coolant and I cant remember if you are supposed to put the additive in it, even though they say it is not needed? Also I have a collant filter system Im going to be putting on, is it messy to do when the system is full of coolant? Im debating on having the shop im taking it to put it on when they have the systyem all drained out, but if its not messy I would just assume do it when I get it back. I dont want to waste any money paying someone to put this thing on, it looks pretty simple. Thanks

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Coolant always brings up a multitude of arguements. For about the same cost as the Motorcraft Gold coolant you can get the Red Caterpillar ELC which is a true 300,000 mile extended life coolant. You need to do a complete flush of the system to get the full benefits but it's an excellent coolant. It can even be extended to 600K miles with an additive.

The filter isn't too bad to change. Even if yours doesn't have valves you won't lose very much coolant. I certainly wouldn't pay someone to do it.
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Darn, I already bought the gold stuff from ford when I had my CPS changed out yesturday, I'll just stick with that, this time around. I'll just put the filter stuff on myself. So do I need the additive in the yellow or no? I cant remember but I think someone told me one bottle(16oz) will do it, or I can just do it the right way and get some strips and get it right on

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I would test it. I have not tested the gold stuff but I've heard others say it is weak straight out of the bottle.
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WE PUT IT IN PN VC-8
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