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Old 05-07-2009, 10:42 AM
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i have a early 99. what kind of coolant do i need to put in it?the book only gives a ford part number.it looks green in the tank. thx
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:44 AM
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just standard green from ford. dont use extended life unless it already has it.

also you need the additive to protect against cavataion(spellin)
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:24 AM
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If you are doing a full coolant change, flush it all out and go with the ELC. Otherwise stick with the green stuff.
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:40 AM
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rotellia t is what i use in mine but make shure u flush all the green stuff out before u change colors. rotellia t already has the additives in it thats y i use it.
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becarefull about coolant and early 99's some say they have different gaskets and seals then the newer trucks . and that some of the longer life coolants don't play well.
you may be able to use evans coolant but that is more of a radical move, it has lots of pro's and a few cons...like price
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:48 AM
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I use green coolant and buy the SCA additive from Ford and use test strips to keep an eye on the coolant Nitrate level, Freeze point, and PH level every oil change. Usually it tests good, every once in a while I have to add a Maintenance dose. A new engine is around $10,000, test strips and proper maintenance is cheap.
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I need to do a flush on my e'99 work truck. What chemicals should I use. Restore or Restore+ or both?
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:55 AM
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as far as coolant yeah its just the regular green, don't think extended life happened until 02 03 models i think. as far as chemicals, unless its cruded up i wouldn't worry about them. just drain all coolant from radiator, fill with water let truck run until thermostat opens and drain again. I normally remove the thermostat and flush block with water and let drain then fill with new and go on my way. Just remember with the green stuff the right mileage maintenence intervels.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:02 PM
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You can use conventional pre-charged coolants in an E99, such as Fleet Charge or Prestone HD. I've been running Fleet Charge in mine (pink stuff), seems to get along with everything. You will have to maintain the SCA levels with these, but the initial fill is all covered and they tend not to need servicing too often I've found. I usually just flush and fill mine yearly with distilled and Fleet Charge.
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I use Fleet Charge ELC with the Penray pre-charged coolant filter. Just checked it the other day with the test strip and after 2 years everything is still good with plenty of life left in the coolant.
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