Yellow Universal Coolant - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-20-2012, 12:18 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yellow Universal Coolant

Hey guys, I took my truck into a reputable diesel shop in Idaho and they did an EGR delete for me.

After the fact I noticed when topping off the coolant they used the universal yellow coolant. I am looking in the Degas bottle and see a film along bottom of the bottle, but honestly can't remember if it has been there before or after the EGR delete. They told me that the universal stuff they use is fine with Ford Gold.

I have a coolant filter and ELC coolant on order to do a flush/filter job, but I have to tow my boat to California for a week before I will be able to do it.

I have not noticed any change in EOT/ECT delta changes. All between 4-8F

Can I go to Cali and back without worrying or do I need to flush the coolant system ASAP?

Thanks,
Nick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-20-2012, 12:22 PM
Premium Member



 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 18,104
Thanks: 74
Thanked 121 Times in 112 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews




NO that is not ok from everything I have read up on here... It is NEVER ok to mix any fluids..

I think you MIGHT be ok to tow it though if your gonna be flushing the system with restore/restore+ later anyways...



Maybe someone else can chime in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-20-2012, 12:33 PM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,294
Thanks: 122
Thanked 123 Times in 109 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Ask them what brand it was. If it was Zerex G-05 you are good to go
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-20-2012, 12:51 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,944
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
Ask them what brand it was. If it was Zerex G-05 you are good to go
Yep I agree
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-20-2012, 12:51 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah IDK what coolant they used but now I'm sketched out about heading to California running that coolant...As soon as I get back April 1st I'd be doing a full flush.

But if it is going to cause major clogging within the next 2 weeks I will have to do an emergency flush ASAP within the next few days before I leave.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-20-2012, 01:25 PM
Premium Member



 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 18,104
Thanks: 74
Thanked 121 Times in 112 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I would be more worried about the flush procedure clogging your oil cooler compared to the coolant...

Usually when a full flush is performed, the oil cooler catches all the crap that gets loosened up during the flush.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-20-2012, 01:55 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,944
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Six0~Stroker View Post
I would be more worried about the flush procedure clogging your oil cooler compared to the coolant...

Usually when a full flush is performed, the oil cooler catches all the crap that gets loosened up during the flush.
Yep you hit the nail on the head...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors