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post #1 of 24 Old 11-12-2010, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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It looks like I have Ford's Orange Specialty coolant in my 6.0. Ford stated they "flushed" my system before I purchased the truck from them in March.
I've read tons of info about the Gold, ELC, green, coolants, but nothing on this orange stuff. Ford's disclaimer is a little confusing about when it should be used. Anyone have experience with this stuff? I was planning on flushing, but if it's good stuff, I only have about 8k miles on this flush and won't bother.

here's the info: (read the "use only when specified" statement)

http://http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlu...ing%20Products

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Bump... Is there not anyone that has experience or some type of first hand info on this stuff?


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I think you should have the gold coolant.
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I think you should have the gold coolant.


doesnt sound like the correct coolant, i would flush and refill with an elc.
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I've never heard of the orange coolant, but then again I'm not an expert on coolants. As mentioned, the ELC is what you want to run.
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I'm trying to figure out why Ford would put this in..

It's definitely an orange coolant and the literature strictly states not for use in vehicles that have run the Gold or green coolants previously. Did the 2007 6.0s come factory with this orange coolant?

Is there anyone that works for Ford that may have some insight?

I guess I will flush it now.


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Could be chemical flush leftovers dk. I use Amsoil ELC non toxic to boot.

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You dont need/want the gold. Are you sure someone didnt top ya off with dex cool or something?

Just flush it and go with ELC.

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You don't want that crap in there any more than you'd want the Gold. The 6.0 is supposed to have ELC. The designer and manufacturer of the 6.0 should know and that's what they run.
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I was told by the dealer that anything other than the Gold will void the warranty.
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