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coolant?

ok im slightly confused and trying to celar it up. i have been noticing recently people talking about getting rid of the the gold coolant. i thought that we were suppose to be using the gold casue my truck had green in it and i thought we were wanted to use the gold so i flushed out the green for gold. did i casue any issues or what?

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The Gold will cause the oil cooler to clog which restricts flow to the EGR cooler and blows the EGR cooler and/or head gaskets. Flush system with Restore and Restore Plus, refill system with a CAT certified ELC coolant with an EC-1 rating and distilled water.

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The green you flushed would have been a much more severe problem, but the gold is still not correct. Ford will never admit it, but they alone with their poor coolant choice inflicted this massively bad reputation on a great engine.
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ok thanks for clearing that up i will be changing the coolant soon than

03 F350 6.0 SRW 4X4 lariat

481hp 832tq

8" super lift 385/70r16 Toyo MT's
FatBoy traction bars
Durastroke stg1
intake
MBRP 5" straight pipe
Custom tuned by Vivian "Looney Wild Track"
Edge Insight CTS
Zoodad mod
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Updated fuel pressure regulator (Blue spring mod)
EGR cooler delete
6K 55w HID's
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B&W turnover ball


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This is what the Ford Gold will get you. Click on the radiator hose for full size pic.

Flushing coolant = Clogged oil cooler?

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