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10-04-2012 11:58 PM
xwhit3devilx
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Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
Why not just buy it at the dealership?

I agree with the above comment about distilled water. Adding that small of an amount of water won't spoil your mix.
What I meant was don't use the universal stuff. If you have the correct coolant from the dealership by all means top it off, just have it looked at if it becomes a frequent practice.
10-04-2012 11:58 PM
Tom-E09 orange gatorade works just fine. the electrolytes is gatorade actually help cool the engine significantly
10-04-2012 11:38 PM
Kabigon Never mix coolant types.

You should use Motorcraft® Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Concentrated or Motorcraft® Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Prediluted.

http://www.fordparts.com/Products/Ch...-Coolants.aspx
10-04-2012 11:19 PM
mmmfloorpie
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Originally Posted by TboneZX3 View Post
Why not just buy it at the dealership?

I agree with the above comment about distilled water. Adding that small of an amount of water won't spoil your mix.
x2. Can probably just buy a jug at the parts counter.
10-04-2012 11:10 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by djohns18 View Post
Orange Gatorade will work just fine.
Gatorade won't work well at all. Unsure if serious or just trolling.
10-04-2012 11:06 PM
djohns18 Orange Gatorade will work just fine.
10-04-2012 10:51 PM
TboneZX3
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Originally Posted by xwhit3devilx View Post
Pretty sure this stuff is like Ford branded dex-cool; I wouldn't recommend messing with it yourself.
Why not just buy it at the dealership?

I agree with the above comment about distilled water. Adding that small of an amount of water won't spoil your mix.
10-04-2012 10:42 PM
xwhit3devilx Pretty sure this stuff is like Ford branded dex-cool; I wouldn't recommend messing with it yourself. I tried adding a little "all colors" coolant to my Focus a while back when mine was running a tad low and now there's a nice layer of gunk in the overflow tank. (Luckily not the milkshake type gunk that would indicate a head gasket issue)
10-04-2012 08:31 PM
Vernl
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Opened my hood today to refill my windshield wiper fluid and noticed (no clue why my dealership didn't) my coolant reservoir is well below the minimum line. Checked the guide to see what I was supposed to put in and it's pretty vague other than a 50/50 mixture. I read something about making sure it's orange, but other than that, no clue. What am I supposed to be refilling this with and where am I supposed to buy it? I haven't seen anything close at any of the local auto parts stores.
It might seem like its way down but in actual fact, if you can see it in the res, its only down a cup or so...just top it off with distilled water and you will be fine.If you see its down again in a week or so...you need to see the dealer and get checked for leaks.
10-04-2012 04:26 PM
forceflow2 Okay, so, VC3B. Any clue where to buy that at other than a Ford dealership or is that the only place? The only antifreeze I can find around here are the "works with all colors" ones and I have no clue if those are okay.
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