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Help Please! Ford Gold Coolant New Look???

so my truck is leaking coolant from the lower radiator hose where it goes into the block/pump.. connectors are black on the upper and lower hoses.. so i'm assuming i'm rocking the old 1 o-ring style hoses... needless to say, i had to swing by ford today to pick up some coolant until i can find time to replace the hose... its not leaking that bad.. couple drips in my driveway over night and a couple drips in the parkinglot at work during the day .. my question is:

Did Ford change their bottles? I remember them being white? and this one is pre diluted... the guy at the parts counter didn't look up anything. I said are you sure this is the right stuff??? he says oh yea, well guess what.. when my butt puts the incorrect fluid in my degas bottle and F's the cooling system up, that ford dealer wont give a HOOT what the guy at the parts counter told me. I took some pics.. i just wanted to ask you guys to see if this was the right stuff before i put it in my truck.. and YES, my truck currently has the ford Gold coolant in it now.




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so my truck is leaking coolant from the lower radiator hose where it goes into the block/pump.. connectors are black on the upper and lower hoses.. so i'm assuming i'm rocking the old 1 o-ring style hoses... needless to say, i had to swing by ford today to pick up some coolant until i can find time to replace the hose... its not leaking that bad.. couple drips in my driveway over night and a couple drips in the parkinglot at work during the day .. my question is:

Did Ford change their bottles? I remember them being white? and this one is pre diluted... the guy at the parts counter didn't look up anything. I said are you sure this is the right stuff??? he says oh yea, well guess what.. when my butt puts the incorrect fluid in my degas bottle and F's the cooling system up, that ford dealer wont give a HOOT what the guy at the parts counter told me. I took some pics.. i just wanted to ask you guys to see if this was the right stuff before i put it in my truck.. and YES, my truck currently has the ford Gold coolant in it now.



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yea.. i just need to top it off.. don't want to run out of coolant in the degas and cause cavitation or anything like that.. just topping off so i can keep rolling for now.. thanks for the quick response.. i just wasn't aware they changed the bottles.. that's what had me worried! i don't let anyone F with my truck.. especially some donk runner @ the parts counter.

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Weird. The one near me are black jugs with a orange/teal low label. It says gold and it is motorcraft so I bet its fine especially for topping up. Maybe there 50/50 jug is a different color

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They recently changed all our Motorcraft coolant jugs over to the orange/red jugs like that. The green/gold/red all come in the same colored jugs now, you really gotta pay attention to the labels now.

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You should be fine. FoMoCo likes to use the red color in their products. (part of their marketing)

red gallon= 50/50 pre-diluted
white gallon= 100% concentrate

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You should be fine. FoMoCo likes to use the red color in their products. (part of their marketing)

red gallon= 50/50 pre-diluted
white gallon= 100% concentrate
Thanks... I never paid attention to the 50/50 vs. concentrated, I didn't know they had both

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Zerex G-05 is also an alternative to the motorcraft stuff, pretty much identical. Usually cheaper too.

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Zerex G-05 is also an alternative to the motorcraft stuff, pretty much identical. Usually cheaper too.



Thats what i top off with after coolant filter changes an i have had zero issues

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