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what coolant to use?

i have an 04 6.0 i have always been told run ford's gold coolant in it but now i'm reading not to. can anyone tell me what to use if not that i've always been told to stay away from your standard cheap green stuff so what do you reccomend? i am getting ready to do a flush and put a filter on.
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i have an 04 6.0 i have always been told run ford's gold coolant in it but now i'm reading not to. can anyone tell me what to use if not that i've always been told to stay away from your standard cheap green stuff so what do you reccomend? i am getting ready to do a flush and put a filter on.
Any Cat elc ,ie shell ultra,delo,final charge and others. Make sure it is the concentrated coolant and not 50/50 ,as you refill with concentrated it will dilute to about 60/40 or 70/30
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I'm a shell fan i use to run rotella T in my truck i also do not like concentrated coolant its more money for less product you pay less but you spend more to fill your truck. can i ask what you are running?
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To piggyback on OP's question...where can you get these types of coolant? It seems that the stores around me all prefer to sell cheeseball coolant.

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I too am wondering where to buy coolant for my 6.0.
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Any Cat elc ,ie shell ultra,delo,final charge and others. Make sure it is the concentrated coolant and not 50/50 ,as you refill with concentrated it will dilute to about 60/40 or 70/30
Are you saying not to mix concentrated coolant with 50% water and use it straight in the 6.0?
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What he is meaning is that when you drain your coolant and flush it good, the left over water in your water jacket will make up about 50% of required amount. So when you add your concentrate it will dilute to close to 50/50.

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You can get Zerex Cat ELC concentrate at any NAPA. They may have to order, but it only takes a couple days at the most. That's where I got mine from recently when I did my flush to get rid of the green crap that was in it when i bought my truck. Good product


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