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Old 12-02-2011, 03:20 PM
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Gold coolant

shouldn't the Ford gold be of a gold coloring, just wondering cause I just changed my thermostat and my coolant is a normal coolant green color
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:27 PM
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Mine is gold coolant and difinetly not green.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:28 PM
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Ya mines bright green
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:29 PM
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It is gold colored! I'm not saying there's not better coolant to use than gold, but get the green s**t out of there. I'm assuming someone else has put regular coolant in truck at some point in its life.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:33 PM
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Damnit, I just bought the truck in may of this year, who knows how long it's been in there. Is it ok to go back to gold with out flushing, as from what I've seen once you flush a short time later your replacing the cooler. Cause in order to switch to elc you have to flush right??
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:44 PM
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I'm a fan of the distilled water flush method. The more research you do the more cons you'll find with the chemical flushing. The distilled water flushing 4 or 5 times seems pretty good to me with no cons. That being said, I've never tried to get the green s**t out before. Good luck and I hope the damage isn't already done but I wouldn't bet on it.
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I'm a fan of the distilled water flush method. The more research you do the more cons you'll find with the chemical flushing. The distilled water flushing 4 or 5 times seems pretty good to me with no cons. That being said, I've never tried to get the green s**t out before. Good luck and I hope the damage isn't already done but I wouldn't bet on it.
BY damage you mean???
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:53 PM
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Plugging of passages in the oil cooler which will starve the egr cooler of coolant and eventually rupture it and then dump coolant into intake and then stretch headbolts and blow headgaskets.
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Flush. Switch to ELC.
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:26 PM
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it'll have to stay in there untill after christmas, then I can start getting stuff to flush and change. If it plugs between now and then, well then hopefully the wrrenty I got on it will cover it.
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