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Old 06-08-2007, 09:24 AM
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Question Ok just a ? on 06' PSD Coolant

Do you (any techies, Marc or others) I need to know what type of coolant is used for the radiator on my 06" PSD. Previous posts indicate that you should use what color is already in the tank, BUT , due to resivoir puking, I believe due to the EGR system bein' so close to the overflow resivoir. It is difficult for me to determiine the color through a way other than observing the color in the resivoir tank. I am not concerned at this time with Puking being related to head gasket failure. I just would like info on total coolant capacity and color, I THINK IT USES THE GOLD COLOR, ?
I am also lookin' into using water less coolant NV+,
I have been refillin' the resivoir with distilled water but am gettin' close to being over a 50/50 mix. If it is the gold color coolant , is it only available through FORD dealerships?? Thanks in advance for all who reply.
EGR sneaky pipe gonna b installed soon.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:41 AM
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yep you have it, I called marc about that a few days ago, Its gold! atleast for a 04 it is.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:37 AM
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Be careful of the Evans NPG in the Powerstrokes. I have seen it recommended on here several times. I have run it in my late model stock cars with great success. I can forward the memo and post on here direct from Evans that states in the Powerstroke 6.0 with the head bolt/gasket situation, they do not recommend it. With studs, it would be good, but with the bolts, they don't recommend. I will post it...straight from Evans, for anyone of interest...later tonight.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:38 AM
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Ok I got it, Do you know the total capacity, I want to flush and drain the system, I could probably find it in the mannual, but if you know it would save me some time....AND does any Auto parts retailer carry a gold equivelant, or do i have to go through Ford dealers only 4 now ?
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If im right its 32qt system. thats a empty system. I work at advance auto parts and dont carry it, Im no sure if anyone else carries it. oh and dont go with the stuff that says it mixes with all colors.
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Here is the message Evans sent me on the coolant in the PowerStroke 6.0.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Technical Sales" <tech@evanscooling.com>
To: <chomme@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Evans NPG+


> Chad..............I have to be up front and tell you that I don't suggest
> using our coolant in the 6.0 diesel.
> As you may know or not, Ford has had a problem with the head bolts
> stretching on the 6.0's, so since our coolant has such a low surface
> tension, which means if there is a place for our coolant to leak.....it will
> find it. So with the head bolts pulling up even a hair, our coolant will
> leak out at the gasket. With a 50/50 mix of regular coolant, we have seen
> problems with just that motor, so ours would and could be a problem.
> The 6.0 motor is the ONLY diesel we have seen problems with, the 7.3 is
> fine. And if you chip the 6.0, there will be leaks,
> guaranteed...............just like to honest with a potential
> customer....................Tom
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:40 PM
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Yeah, 6 gallons. Get three of coolant and three of water, and you will be good if you want to go that route.
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:27 AM
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Talking Thanks all who posted

I did a search online, (quicker) 06 PSD coolant capacity 28.5qts
called dealer parts and as posted previously , they sugg 3 gallons GOLD
Motorcraft Coolant and the remaining space Distilled H2O. Found a local shop that will flush the system with a machine, as opposed to the cheap kit sold as a universal flush kit at the local AutoZone, that req a splice in the heater hose.. and I would end up with well water w/ softener in her) No Thanx on that.
As I said , I found a local Mom-n-Pop auto repair shop, owner quoted me 35 bucks and I supply the coolant and Distilled Water, Heck he asked me to pick up a few extra gallons of distilled for him so he could have some extra in reserve , he was down to one gallon and offered to pay for all the extra distilled I could bring in. Looks like this flush machine is a closed system that will clean out all old coolant and allow me to add the proper ratio with confidence...
Just wanted to update the thread and Thank all who replied, gonna get er did in the AM on Sat the 9th.

Thanks again, PS: on another note ths is bein done as my 6.0L pukes a little out of the oem resvoir. and after toppin her off with distilled enough times, I was out of my preferred 50/50 ratio.
I expect this minor puking to be eliminated upon the install of my Sneaky Pipe

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It has been explained to me that by eliminating this EGR feed pipe it will no longer send HOT gasses within close proximity to the resivoir tank making the resivoir HOT, also their are for some 6.0L models their is a TSB on changing the resivoir tank fill lines to diff locations, I leave mine btween max and min fill lines.
Hope this helps others who may have similar ??? and 1 last time , Thanks to all who have replied..........

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is the a sneaky pipe for the 04 or is it just 2005 and newer? and why is this?
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:06 AM
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Smile Sneaky pipe

I do not have that exact anwser, but check with Larry or Pat at
Tuners, Suspensions, Exhaust and other performance parts. DiscountPowerParts.com
They should be better able to explain it 2 ya.
Tell em' John "Florida Stroker 2" sent ya.
Good Luck and Go FORD.
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