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I use the cheap green coolant from Walmart with the SCA additive
Thanks. I just did a quick search and confirmed that there IS such a thing as "SCA pre-charged". Never knew that before.
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Thanks. I just did a quick search and confirmed that there IS such a thing as "SCA pre-charged". Never knew that before.
That isn't what I was referring to, maybe I should have worded it better LOL. I add the Ford SCA additive to the green coolant.

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I add the Ford SCA additive to the green coolant.
So do I. I've found that 2 bottles in a fresh filled system brings the concentration to 800ppm, which is about perfect. I know the book says 4 bottles, but my experience was that 2 was fine on the test strips.
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I gather this statement from the owner's manual is for gas engines???

Add Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant (green-colored), VC-4A (U.S.) or CXC-10 (Canada) or Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant (yellow-colored), VC-7A (VC-7B in Oregon), depending on the type of coolant originally equipped in your vehicle.

I pulled that from the owner's manual, but the diesel supplement says:

Use only a permanent-type coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44A such as Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid E2FZ-19549AA.

Soooooo, if a fella was to use the wrong coolant, how bad would that be????
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I gather this statement from the owner's manual is for gas engines???

Add Motorcraft Premium Engine Coolant (green-colored), VC-4A (U.S.) or CXC-10 (Canada) or Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant (yellow-colored), VC-7A (VC-7B in Oregon), depending on the type of coolant originally equipped in your vehicle.

I pulled that from the owner's manual, but the diesel supplement says:

Use only a permanent-type coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44A such as Ford Premium Cooling System Fluid E2FZ-19549AA.

Soooooo, if a fella was to use the wrong coolant, how bad would that be????


You don't want to mix the green and gold but it wont cause super major issues. Just drain it out and refill with fresh green and add a couple of sca bottles, or get ford gold premium or red elc coolant. The only issue is if you have a early 1999 12/1998 and older build date on door sticker. The red elc coolant eats the injector cup sealent on the early 1999s and some obs models so most don't recommend early99 and older use ELC. Just ford gold or green with the sca addative.

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USE A GARDEN HOSE?

That's like blasphemy! I was always anal about using only DI water in my 6.0.

I mean, If I'm going to flush the system, shouldn't I just dump this in instead:

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...tifreeze-1-gal

This IS safe for the 7.3, right?
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So, If I just disconnect the lower hose, and keep the degas filled with garden hose water while its running and at operating temp, I will have gotten enough coolant out to refill the radiator with concentrated red ELC?
Hose is just fine....assuming it's hooked up to the house and your not siphoning it out a mud puddle.

Green coolant is cheaper and easier to find, and works just fine with the VC-8 additive. You can add ELC too, just make sure it's empty of the old unknown coolant brew. Regardless of coolant choice, this a great time to "do something while you have it apart."

You won't get to operating temp that way, but no big deal, it will still circulate through the engine and eventually run clear water. It's just a pain to keep putting the lower hose on and popping it off once it gets hot.

The t-stat just lets it enter the top of the rad once its hot, it circulates in the engine no matter what temp.
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When I type in "premium gold coolant" into Amazon, it brings up Gold Antifreeze VC-7DIL-B.

I'm currently looking at a jug of VC-7DIL-B, and the label on the back says "Do not use this product in systems originally equipped with, nor mix it with, any other type of Motorcraft engine antifreeze/coolant, including those meeting Ford Spec ESE-M97B44-A,..."

The Diesel Supplement for my '02 says "Use only a permanent-type coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44–A..."

Help me out... what coolant should be in the truck??? Old Amazon doesn't bring up a coolant with the ESE spec when I search it.

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When I type in "premium gold coolant" into Amazon, it brings up Gold Antifreeze VC-7DIL-B.

I'm currently looking at a jug of VC-7DIL-B, and the label on the back says "Do not use this product in systems originally equipped with, nor mix it with, any other type of Motorcraft engine antifreeze/coolant, including those meeting Ford Spec ESE-M97B44-A,..."

The Diesel Supplement for my '02 says "Use only a permanent-type coolant that meets Ford Specification ESE-M97B44–A..."

Help me out... what coolant should be in the truck??? Old Amazon doesn't bring up a coolant with the ESE spec when I search it.


here is the zerex brand of g05 coolant for your powerstroke:

https://www.amazon.com/Valvoline-Zer...70_&dpSrc=srch


drain and refill your truck a few times with water then on final drain add 3-4 gallons of concentrate and top off after driving a few days.

I promise its the right coolant. Amazon is really hard to find quality stuff.

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here is the zerex brand of g05 coolant for your powerstroke:

https://www.amazon.com/Valvoline-Zer...70_&dpSrc=srch


drain and refill your truck a few times with water then on final drain add 3-4 gallons of concentrate and top off after driving a few days.

I promise its the right coolant. Amazon is really hard to find quality stuff.
Only thing is, that one states it's a GREEN replacement. I guess if I drain and refill a few times it'll be fine, but what's the correct GOLD fluid??
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The green coolant looks like slime !

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