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Coolant change interval ?

Had mine flushed and changed maybe 15 k ago at the dealer should this be done every summer I use my truck as a daily driver.

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Had mine flushed and changed maybe 15 k ago at the dealer should this be done every summer I use my truck as a daily driver.
What coolant you running? I heard with ford gold coolant flush every 30k.

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The Ford Gold is fine at a 50k drain/flush interval. If your EOT/ECT delta is fine, just flush w/ distilled water.

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Yeah it's the Ford gold and looks clean ...

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The new recommendation from Ford is 50K on the Ford Gold Coolant.
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I personally don't believe 50k or even 30k for that matter. If it was flushed at the dealership it wasn't done with distilled water. Tap water, well water, etc. will wreak havoc on these cooling systems.

IF flushed with distilled I would be ok at 2 yrs or 30k. I don't give a hoot what FORD says.
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If you dont have an EGR cooler and your deltas are fine, I wouldnt switch to the ELC, I would just flush out your gold every 20k. Oh and have a filter.

I switched to ELC risking clogging because I didnt want to flush every 6 months. I have enough to maintain with the old cars.

I never had an issue after my ELC swtich 30k ago btw

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