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Old 02-24-2014, 05:55 PM
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did I make a big mistake?

I did a coolant flush today and instead of being patient and getting the ec1 rated coolant I got some boss lubricants maxx life coolant. Here is what it meets.

PROPERTIES
BOSS MAXX Life Antifreeze meets the following specifications:  ASTM D 3306  ASTM D 4985  ASTM D 6210/6211  TMC of ATA RP392/338  BS 6580
 Chrysler MS 7170  Chrysler MS 9769  Ford ESE M97B44-A  Ford WSS M97B44-D  Ford WSS M97B51-A1  ANFOR R15-601  GM 1825M
 GM 6277M (DEX- COOL)  JASO M325
 Mercedes Benz DBL 7700

It does have the ford wss m97b51-a1 which is the same as ford gold.

The coolant itself looks the same color as the ford gold. Its not green. I really hope I didn't waste a bunch of money and can leave this stuff in.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:05 AM
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I'm guessing it is similar to ford gold just from the spec sheet. Needs pH checked, and checked for suspended solids. What kind of "flush" did you perform.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:06 AM
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the proper flush is the more important part.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:45 AM
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I've always used the reverse flush machines. I know most people will tell me that was stupid but I've used it at least three times with no issues. I've always ran the ford gold I switch it out lots and run a coolant filter.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:26 AM
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I hate to say it but personally I would get the cat EC-1 coolant. There are no silicates to check and it lasts longer. That's just my opinion.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:22 AM
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I dont think its as easy as just switching to a different coolant. People take all kinds of steps to clear out their cooling system before running EC-1 because it gels up and makes a goo.

The Ford gold is specifically designed to put a coating on the cooling system to protect it and prevent cavities. Now if you throw in the EC-1 it gums up the works and then you end up with another clogged oil cooler.

I'm going to personally keep running ford gold and just keep up with it. Its pretty simple to pop off the lower rad hose and drain/ DI flush it every year or so. Takes a matter of minutes.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:59 AM
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Well this stuff looks and smells the same as gold I'm just going to keep it in there. I've always liked the gold for the fact that it has great cavitations protection. The only time gold is bad is when its not changed and I change all my fluids way before they are due so hopefully I'm good to go. Also coolant filter is a must with the gold.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:18 AM
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Srjd between the coolant filter and not neglecting to change your coolant you should be fine
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:22 AM
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I figured so but this truck makes me paranoid Haha
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:24 AM
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Yea I hear ya! I am the same way lol
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