I live in New England so I ran the DexCool when I upgraded my heat exchanger because freezing is a possabiity over here where I live. The 1 Ford Explorer enthusiast resource on the Internet since 1996. I only buy the concentrate and mix it myself as I can't bring myself to pay for a container half full of water and as an added bonus you end up with two jugs instead of one Ok I was at a ford training class thru ford yesterday and today for the new police cars and he told me that even the any makes any models antifreeze will cause problems and to only use ford antifreeze. Quote: Thanks very much for your inquiry. For anyone who's planning on doing a complete flush, I'd stick with the Motorcraft.
Just picked some up and it was on the label. And the more water less coolant you run the cooler your system will be. I'm not worried about where it is, just looking for a compatible substitute, if I need it in the future. No other fluid has better heat transfer capabilities than H20. So, the new Ford orange is being phased-in after each engine family has been revisited and updated to accommodate the fluid. Ford is serious about maintaining proper coolant levels.
The use of an improper coolant may harm engine and cooling system components and may void the warranty. Thanks to everyone for your input. FirstTimeFord wrote:I understood what you meant topping it off , but I would like to keep it at the same strength. On a 2002 Explorer does anyone know how much coolant is expected to drain out and how long it takes? You can add just water and you will still be well within Ford's specifications. Isn't that the simplest thing to do? They can provide longer service life, but, containing acid, they can also attack seals and gaskets not made to withstand them. I assume you have to warm it up 15 minutes or so for the thermostat to open before the new coolant is sucked in? You're in Florida, you don't need freeze protection, just top it up with distilled water! Mixing Motorcraft Speciality Orange Engine Coolant or any orange-colored extended life product with your factory filled coolant can result in degraded corrosion protection. It was like that when I brought the Flex home from the dealer.
I mixed prestone in my coolant system when I did the T-Stat change. She brought back the concentrated version and then had to get someone else to help her. Not certain, but I doubt there is a Prestone equivalent. Can green and yellow be mixed? Also note that the red stuff in chryslers isn't dexcool or compatible with it. ChevronTexaco recommends that this product not be diluted by more than 10% with conventional coolants. Blayne, I'm just wondering why you run 15-50 in your northern climate? Dilution with conventional antifreeze will reduce extended life benefits.
You're in Florida, you don't need freeze protection, just top it up with distilled water! I'll do a write-up soon with my findings about the gasket replacement and flushing the coolant soon. I had to have some about two weeks ago and had to go to the dealer for it. Ford Motor Company Article No. FirstTimeFord wrote: You're kidding, right? The Haynes Manual for our Explorers lists the Motorcraft Green and Gold colored coolants to use, but doesn't say which one goes with what engine. Do I literally need to pay the big bucks for Motorcraft brand coolant? Regarding the built in taxes don't get me started.
Prestone Extended Life has been proven in the laboratory to be compatible with all new extended life formulas at concentrations typically used in all newer vehicles coming off the production line today. I never heard of yellow, though. I also used a cooling system refill tool. It would not hurt to change coolant then you will know what you have. If you still can't tell, it's time to dump it and change it. Apparently, this will help avoid creating a mess of oil and coolant on the garage floor.
Select a Product Category Below. He told me it will cause problems. No repairs are required for this condition. It's all about protecting the less-noble alloy metals from electrolysis without corroding other metals and that varies by engine family, I think. It makes the system run hotter. But only some if any of them meet the specifications for your car's engine. Flushing the coolant and refilling was the final step of the process.
Also my neighbors Ford Taurus Limited V-6 uses the gold coolant as well. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Add the wrong one and chemical and electrolytical corrosion, especially of the less-noble metals aluminum alloys in particular , is assured. Well, yes and no, but more No than Yes. I didn't mean to fill the entire system with water, just top off what you already have. If the green and gold mix, they form mud.
It can be hard to tell difference between yellow, orange and gold. It was like that when I brought the Flex home from the dealer. Why can't you tell which you have? Thanks very much for your inquiry. It was like that when I brought the Flex home from the dealer. This box will disappear once registered! Anyway, now I have what I need. No need to add water.
I'm getting ready to change the leaking gasket on my oil filter adapter and I understand that since coolant runs through it to help cool the oil that you should drain the coolant prior to removing the adapter. The cold range lines upper and lower are one inch apart. I drained, filled with water, ran, drained, filled with water, ran, drain, filled with water, ran, drain, last fill with Gold. The gold lasts over 5 years. I will post what is replied.