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Old 02-18-2012, 09:08 PM   #31
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No, nor are they interested in seeing them.
That whole thing has me puzzled....
I'd be tempted to go by an indy shop and have them look at it and tell you if they think the tank should have all the gunk in there...seems to me any decent mechanic would be suspicious
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:15 PM   #32
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I am taking ours in this weekend for them to look at mine. It is not as bad as yours but there is a light film on top of the coolant. Also going to have them look at a rough idle. Let you know what they say.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:44 PM   #33
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I am taking ours in this weekend for them to look at mine. It is not as bad as yours but there is a light film on top of the coolant. Also going to have them look at a rough idle. Let you know what they say.
I'd be interested to see if you get a different response. I hope you get more satisfaction that I did.

Also, Ford sent me another reply this week saying that I can take it into another dealer for a second opinion if I want. How generous of them, eh?

I'll be doing a little DIY fix on mine in the next week or so. I'll post up some pics of what this gunk looks like after I remove it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #34
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I received an official response from Ford corporate yesterday. Without any real details to back up their reasoning, they agree with my dealer that dirty coolant is perfectly normal in a brand new car. Then they go on to mention that I have a recall on my car and I should have had that done when my car was in for the coolant issue........
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No, nor are they interested in seeing them.
Morning PRV,

I'm interested in your concern!

I see you've visited one dealer for this issue and are considering on seeking another dealer's opinion. Good choice! When you do so, send me a PM with the VIN, current mileage as well as your personal and dealer contact and I'll have the Customer Service Manager follow your case until the concern is resolved.

BTW- It's a pleasure to meet you!

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I am taking ours in this weekend for them to look at mine. It is not as bad as yours but there is a light film on top of the coolant. Also going to have them look at a rough idle. Let you know what they say.
Hey kbass24emtp,

Good route to take, better safe then sorry. Let me know what the dealer says and if you desire send me a PM with the VIN, current mileage, your personal and dealer contact as well.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #35
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I will let you know if I have any problems, I really don't expect to since I just bought two new vehicles from this dealer in the last four months. Just ordered a new 2012 F-150 Monday.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #36
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Took it to the dealer and they said it was normal. As my luck would have it they did not have any real techs working only oil change kids. So I did not even bother to ask about the rough idle. I will go in during the week and make an appointment and ask them to check out the mode 6 on the ecm. I read about it on a F150 site.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #37
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^Mode 6 data is a good way to see what has been happening in the past 10 drive cycles. If there are any misfires it will show how many "counts" per cylinder. It literally takes 30 seconds to access once the IDS has made a connection.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #38
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Now I get to see the dumb founded look on the service writers face when I ask about this. Last time I asked to have them check about the rough idle. I got the all too familar If there is no check engine light nothing we can do response.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #39
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I just opened up my overflow tank today for the first time and have this gunk buildup on the cap as well. 15k. I took some pictures and cleaned it up but I'm not happy. What's to say this isn't happening inside the Radiater and possibly clogging the small lines? Sounds like there maybe an issues with this "long life" coolent. Reminds me of the issues that gm had with "dex cool"

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #40
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The F150s have the same coolant I will ask some of the owners if they are seeing the white gunk too.
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