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Old 06-08-2008, 03:23 AM
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Coolant

HI, i'm going to change my coolant, can i go to napa and get any kind? Or is there some certain one i have to get, also how much do i need also how would i know if i have the Dana 50 or 60 front axle?

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Old 06-08-2008, 04:56 AM
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I'm 99% sure you have a dana 60 in the front. The the info off the tag on the diff cover or the axle code off the door sticker.

As far as coolant, I was store brand "green" coolant. It's cheap and I change it every 2 years or so. No issues.
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dont forget the sca additive and some testing strips as well
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ok thanks, i checked and i have dana 50
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FarmBoy: Not to confuse U or complicate things any. If you have a local wm close by?
Stop in and see if they stock Final Charge. It's made by Peak! Its An ELC->Extended Life Coolant. {Red Coolant}. I switched over last winter. You don't have to add any SCA addtive. I will change mine out every 4 yrs.

I work for a Oil Field company with over 24 F250 PSD, and 16 Pump Trucks and Transports and they have all changed over to this antifreeze. Our Local WM can't keep it in stock. Our Company just ordered a pallet of it.

You will have to drain all the green out of the radiator and motor. It won't hurt if ya don't get all the green out. Just don't add any other color of antifreeze after the change. Never mix colors of antifreeze.

It was just a suggestion: Might think about adding a coolant filter. Your water pump will love ya.
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FarmBoy: Not to confuse U or complicate things any. If you have a local wm close by?
Stop in and see if they stock Final Charge. It's made by Peak! Its An ELC->Extended Life Coolant. {Red Coolant}. I switched over last winter. You don't have to add any SCA addtive. I will change mine out every 4 yrs.

I work for a Oil Field company with over 24 F250 PSD, and 16 Pump Trucks and Transports and they have all changed over to this antifreeze. Our Local WM can't keep it in stock. Our Company just ordered a pallet of it.

You will have to drain all the green out of the radiator and motor. It won't hurt if ya don't get all the green out. Just don't add any other color of antifreeze after the change. Never mix colors of antifreeze.

It was just a suggestion: Might think about adding a coolant filter. Your water pump will love ya.
how much coolant will i need?





ok thanks i will do that, i bought a coolant filter a few days ago.
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I didn't take out the plugs on the side of 7.3L to drain the antifreeze out of the motor. Some do. I replaced all my hoses and changed to the 203deg thermostat at the time of the change. I added 5 gallons of Final Charge.
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I didn't take out the plugs on the side of 7.3L to drain the antifreeze out of the motor. Some do. I replaced all my hoses and changed to the 203deg thermostat at the time of the change. I added 5 gallons of Final Charge.



no i'm not going to take the plugs out either,i'm going to change to the 230 deg thermostat when i change. wow 5 gals that alot, more than an gasser
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i think the whole system hold 8 gallons!!
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i think the whole system hold 8 gallons!!


yes 8.25 gallons!!!!!! so i'll need 5 gallons, some coolant you mix water in 50/50 so then i would need 3 gallons
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