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Coolant Type For An 05 powerstroke?

The coolant is orange and smells like dexcool, but I thought that dexcool was GM only. Is there another orange coolant or do I need to just go and buy the Ford coolant? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Go get the Motorcraft Gold. Using other coolants can cause big problems. Some say the Zerex G05 coolant is an acceptable substitute.

Here is some reference material.

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unfourtunatly the ford gold cant be mixed as far as i know with anything else. if someone else knows otherwise then i am sure they will chime in. but to be safe for now then your gonna have to bite the bullet and buy the ford stuff.
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Ditto to the above comments. Ford Gold!! Gonna cost ya about $16.00 pr gallon

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ford gold here also

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Yea I was guessin about that much. Ill just have to buy it then

2005 F350 crew cab short box
6 inch pro comp lift
35x12.50-20 Nitto Trail Grapplers
Moto Metal Rims
5 IN MBRP Turbo Back Straight Pipe - 6 IN Tip
AFE Cold Air Intake
SCT Tuner
Coolant Filter
EGR Delete
15% Window Tint
6000k HIDS
Bushwacker Flares
Buckstop Front Bumper
Custom Rear Bumper
Weatherguard Box
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