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Ford Gold??

I did the blue spring thang today. The air cleaner had me cussing a bit, but I got it.

What I did find was take off the upper radiator hose connection and dumped what was in the hose into a container. I didn't pay much attention to it till after I went to pour it back in.

The coolant is gold in color and VERY clean. I did not see a spec of anything in it. I even strained it thru a clean rag to see if I could see any dirt of any kind, but nothing.

I guess my question is. Does this look like the dreaded Ford Gold coolant? It is extremely clean. I was planning on doing a flush, but even tho this is most likely Ford Gold, I m thinking of keeping it for awhile and just slapping a coolant filter on it. My delta's are 190ECT/200EOT.

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It may look ok but it is NOT ok get the coolant filter on filter for 5000mi then do the flush.
This should help you understand the reason to ditch the Gold junk it can't take the heat the silicates are not floating around in the coolant
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dredded ford gold?????? i did an internship at ford and gold is really no different then 50/50 if u got a good tech they only use 2 gallons gold and 2 gallons water not one probel on trucks ive done

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there is another thread that is trying to explain the clumps, but they do not seem to be because of the Ford Gold, it seems to be the internal coating on the EGR cooler that gets suspended from high heat low flow coolant, aka something is slowing the coolant down/you are getting on it constantly. that is what a PHD is saying it is the EGR cooler borate coating that is killing the coolant and eventually the engine. Studies are in the works.

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Ford Gold for 236K.....cant be that dreaded.


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yep. filter it and run with it.

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yep. filter it and run with it.
Sounds like a plan, Stan!

Awaiting the Sinister filter setup.

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Yes. Its sexy bling!

The hose on the left has been rerouted tho.

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If the deltas are within 5-12 degrees I would run the gold until the oil cooler starts getting clogged... THEN I would flush and switch.

when you do a flush, it is common for the loosened junk to clog your oil cooler... That's why I say, don't clog a good oil cooler...When the time come closer and the oil cooler starts getting clogged by itself THEN you flush.



Now you NEED a monitoring solution like a scangauge2 or edge cs/cts to monitor coolant and oil temps

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If the deltas are within 5-12 degrees I would run the gold until the oil cooler starts getting clogged... THEN I would flush and switch.

when you do a flush, it is common for the loosened junk to clog your oil cooler... That's why I say, don't clog a good oil cooler...When the time come closer and the oil cooler starts getting clogged by itself THEN you flush.



Now you NEED a monitoring solution like a scangauge2 or edge cs/cts to monitor coolant and oil temps
My deltas are now 12*. Im needing to change my tstat but im worried if i do change it, it would be worse

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