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Fuel cooler coolant and nitrates...

Is it needed to maintain nitrate levels in the ford yellow or "gold" coolant in the fuel cooler...if so my math says it takes 1oz of DCA4 per ~30-31 oz of yellow coolant (quart-ish) to bring it to within spec (if nitrates are in the 300-800ppm range)...so does this sound right? Can't find a solid answer on this...

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I tested the coolant and it was good, but I also see I have orange coolant in my truck...
I tested that and everything was good except nitrates...came in a little low...can I add fleetguard dca4 to orange coolant? Don't know if it is ford orange or?? Just bought this truck...

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either way id get that orange coolant out....unless its red cat but orange get it out

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yea i would get the orange coolant out. It should either be the ford gold or elc red. The nice thing about the cat elc is no nitrates or silicates.

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Is there any accurate way to tell if this coolant is red elc?

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Probably not without having it tested by a lab.

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Called the dealership, they used prestone universal extended life antifreeze...so I think I am good, besides the fact I need to add some dca4 to bring it into spec....

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