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Old 12-13-2012, 02:15 PM
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Changed my coolant filter for the first time!

I changed the coolant filter the first time today after about 600mi and cut it open. As I poured the coolant out of the filter the coolant looked very clean but when it got near empty it looked like the coolant got slightly different colored or maybe even slightly milky. I poured it in to a container and it seemed to settle out after a bit. Is this the silicate in the Ford gold that every on refers to?
Other wise I cut the filter open and there didn't look to be any sand or rust in it and actually looked very clean.
My coolant was flushed at 81k and now the truck has just short of 86k.
I had a oil cooler put in at 85k so not sure if they flushed it again or not but I thought it looked pretty clean.
Deltas now hold steady at 9 to 10 over at 65MPH.
Any thought's?
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:46 PM
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It looks as if you are okay. I would still change the filter at 5000 more miles. My filter was clean as a whistle when I changed it at 500 miles and then again after another 1500 miles.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:52 PM
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Thanks for the reply!
I intend to do a filter change at the next oil change being it was not very dirty and see what it looks like then.
How has your truck treated you?
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I had some problems, turbo and a few others, that were covered under warranty. I had the replaced turbo to "sieze up" at 62 months of ownership. Ford took care of me with a reimbursement after I paid to have the turbo cleaned. It was aggravating as I was traveling with my family and travel trailer several hundred miles from home. We spent 2 nights at the local Ford dealer which was very accomadating. If I remember correctly, I have only paid to replace the ball joints at about 50,000 miles. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but with a 10 year old vehicle, anything can happen. Mine only has 67,000 miles on it.
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