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Old 11-27-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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What kind of Antifreeze?

Today I realized there is not a single drop of coolant in my tank lol. I put in the Prestone 50/50 prediluted type for my 2000 Zx3. Is this the correct one. Just want to make sure! Thanksss


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i do think you are using the right one, does it say for all makes and models thats what im using
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I don't think it matters what brand, but it does matter what color. Check to make sure you put in the right color...and never let that run out that much again lol.
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I've used that in mine with no issues.

Check your coolant again after a short drive. Depending on how low it was, you may have to burp some air out of the system. Also, check for leaks. That's a lot of coolant to lose.
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I've used that in mine with no issues.

Check your coolant again after a short drive. Depending on how low it was, you may have to burp some air out of the system. Also, check for leaks. That's a lot of coolant to lose.
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Yes def keep tabs on it, draw a line or use tape on the coolant tank. My thermostate housing went and had to get it replaced. Shop drained the whole system, things seemed fine, but then I overheated one day. Air in the lines, not good...Coolant looks fine in the tank but non makes it to the engine.
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #7
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thermostat housing is probably leaking... you should not be losing coolant!
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I wouldnt reccomend using that Prestone that claims to be forall makes and models. There are 3 major different types of coolant, the green one, Dexcool, and and the gold coolant (G-05 I think). I dont know what year Ford switched to the gold coolant but if thats what your manual calls for thats what I would use. Obviously you wont see any immediate problems using a different type since they all serve the same purpose but they do offer different levels of protection based on the vehicles cooling system. I'm sure someone will disagree with me but I just dont believe Prestone has figured out some magical way to meet the specs of all auto manufacturers.
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The Motorcraft green coolant that your car originally came with and Motorcraft gold coolants are compatable. The gold coolant has a better protection package, and a longer life expectancy (100,000 mile) than the green. Most of the universal coolants will mix well with either green or gold. Motorcraft orange coolant or GM dexcool is completely different and should not be mixed with green or gold (has a tendancy to gel when mixed which is a very bad thing in a cooling system.) The universal coolants work just fine to top off a system or get you by, but I would recommend finding your coolant leak and after it is fixed flush your system and fill it with either green or gold.

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Also, if you mix green with gold consider the protection level based on the lesser of the two coolants (green.)
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