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Type of coolant

I will be flushing my coolant system in a couple months cuz it will be 5 years old. I will be install the coolant filter kit i got from the dieselsite. What type of coolant some of you guys use here? I was thinking about using rotella coolant. Since rotella makes the best oil i bet there coolant is good too. (adding wood to the oil debate)

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I'd stick with the motorcraft gold coolant.

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COOLANT: Motorcraft Premium Gold AntiFreeze (VC-7-A or B: The "B" means it has a bittering agent added). Zerex G-05 appears to be an acceptable substitute. Must meet Ford specification WSS-M97B51-A1.
Refill capacity 27.5 quarts. Install a 50/50 mix. In extremely cold environments, never excede 60%. In hot climates still maintain 50%. NEVER drop below 40%. Service at 105k miles and then every 45k miles thereafter.

HOAT (Hybrid Organic Acid Technology) - This is the newest antifreeze formula. It contains small amounts of Silicates to prolong aluminum component life and reduce cavitation wear of aluminum components. Ford started using this in 2003 MY trucks, 2004 MY cars (Ford "Gold" Coolant, WSS-M97B51-A1). This Coolant meets 'European G-05" specifiecations and is used by Ford, Chrysler, Mercedes, BMW & Volvo. Service life up to 150k miles.

Note: There is no such thing as "universal" antifreeze and color was never standardized, so do not use color alone to identify the antifreeze chemistry.

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as said above stick with the Gold Coolant

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Also, you must use distilled water.

"de-mineralized water to help reduce the risk of cooling system deposits"

The passages in the oil cooler are real small and it feeds the EGR cooler.

G-05 Antifreeze/ Coolant
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When you say install a 50/50 mix do you mean 50% coolant and 50% distilled water??? Sorry for the dumb question....I just don't know

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When you say install a 50/50 mix do you mean 50% coolant and 50% distilled water??? Sorry for the dumb question....I just don't know
When you get the coolant bottle, they have the mixing ratios for water to coolant for proper boil over, and climate freezing protection.


Distilled water, $.62 a gallon, at walmart, I would actually check the dealer, before I use aftermarket coolant. I paid a rediculously cheap price, like 6.50 for Motocraft gold coolant at the dealer. Call around to find the prices, I was shocked my dealer was so cheap!!!


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the gold coolant is what i used after doing headstuds. mixing the ford gold with anything at all will result in gelling. also as stated above, use distilled water. not tap water. the heads on my truck were so corrroded (sp) the guy who machined them thought they might have to be scrapped. he said its becuse it must have been flushed before and filled with non-distilled water.

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i use to just run autozone stuff since it would puke out so fast...now all i use to motorcraft gold

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