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Old 03-07-2013, 05:27 AM
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Dumbass dealers and green coolant!

I've been shopping for the perfect 6.4 online for about 6 months. I'm in no hurry as it's going to be my "fun" truck so I've been looking for one thats been well cared for. I've seen three different dealers posting pictures of trucks with green coolant in the DEGAS bottle! It pisses me off to no end when you ask about the green coolant and the rep on the phone is clueless as to the maintenance these trucks require. I had one checked from American Auto Brokers in Texas and the third party that checked it said it needed 3 gallons of coolant to bring it up to level then once they put some pressure on it, green coolant was pouring out of the water pump area. How can people sell these kind of trucks?? The reason these trucks get a bad rap is because dip****s own them and dip ****s resell them. This rant was prompted by one I JUST saw at Kernersville in North Carolina. I guess no matter what I'm buying used there's potential that the previous owner might have abused the truck. Here's to hoping that's not the case!

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:18 AM
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I agree completely. The owners dont maintain them or change the filters and then say these trucks are a POS when the HPFP gives out in 50,000 miles.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:51 PM
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I have heard of green vs red coolant do you nkow the details on it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:43 PM
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I like when I meet someone with a 6.0 or 6.4 and they ask we are supposed to change the fuel filter? My f150 went 90k miles on the factory fuel filter.
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This rant was prompted by one I JUST saw at Kernersville in North Carolina. I guess no matter what I'm buying used there's potential that the previous owner might have abused the truck. Here's to hoping that's not the case!

rant over
I bought my King Ranch from there. They are a decent place to deal with, but they aren't diesel people AT ALL. But my truck appeared to be in good shape and had a clean OASIS report and still had Ford gold in it.


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I like when I meet someone with a 6.0 or 6.4 and they ask we are supposed to change the fuel filter? My f150 went 90k miles on the factory fuel filter.
I get that all the time when people ask me about maintaining my truck. I say 10k on fuel filters and they are like WHAT! I had a truck and never changed the fuel filter! And that's the difference in a gas and diesel and also someone who wants their ride to run 100%
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:30 AM
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i dont know about changing fuel filters at 10k....i just changed mine at 17k and they were whistle clean.....guess where you buy fuel has alot to do with it...previous to this i changed at 12k and they were spotless also.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:07 AM
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Not so sure if that green coolant is any worse than the crappy gold haha j/k. Good luck to you and your fun truck. Just a heads up it can get not so fun in a hurry unless you have pretty deep pockets.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:26 PM
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Dumbass dealers and green coolant!

I think all that coolant is a joke... I have always switched my truck to green coolant.. It's the best as far as I am concerned and dex cool is want ruined me because it gets all crunchy and stuff


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Old 03-10-2013, 12:49 PM
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I think all that coolant is a joke... I have always switched my truck to green coolant.. It's the best as far as I am concerned and dex cool is want ruined me because it gets all crunchy and stuff


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I've run green in my 6.0 but it was elc rated and silicate free

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Old 03-11-2013, 05:58 PM
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actually we run green in all the farm equipement, just keep the additive levels up.... but also none of them have EGR's and that is a big difference for the coolant life/acceptability.
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