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Old 02-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Seems likes in the new MK3 ford did away with the standard green coolant and now its pink... What brands is everyone using to top off?


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Old 02-13-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Seems likes in the new MK3 ford did away with the standard green coolant and now its pink... What brands is everyone using to top off?
On Page 372 of the Owner's Manual, it states to use "Motorcraft Specialty
Orange Engine Coolant."
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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Part # VC-3-B, meeting Ford standard WSS-M97B44-D.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply!

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #5
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Where is everyone getting the orange motorcraft coolant, just checked 3 auto places by me no luck.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #6
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Probably dealership, the auto stores want to sell you green that 'mixes with everything' so they don't have to carry 50 different antifreezes.
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I had an O'Reillys guy try to pressure sell me into the universal coolant. I. just. can't. do. it.

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If you search around online there is a 50/50 pre-mix available or concentrate. I was only able to get the concentrate from the dealer so I had to mix it myself.
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Use the Ford orange coolant only. And, if you need to top up you better check for leaks because you should never have to do that. The systems are sealed and there is no evaporation.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #10
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Use the Ford orange coolant only. And, if you need to top up you better check for leaks because you should never have to do that. The systems are sealed and there is no evaporation.
I recall reading that some report that newer cars are using some coolant when they are new. I had the level drop on mine. But since I have topped it off there has been no change to the level.

Now I have also read that a few have found small leaks.
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