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Post  bbf-falcon on February 26th 2014, 5:58 pm

Guy's,some probably have knowledge about this ,but I hadn't so I will pass it along to the ones that haven't. My nephew has a 04 6.0 diesel work truck,he decided to change the coolant in the trucks system. He didn't know he wasn't suppose to mix the Green coolant w/gold,and it Jelled really bad and almost damaged his engine. He had it flushed out but was told by the local Ford dealer not to ever mix the 2 together.
My ? is,What year did Ford start using the Gold in the trucks?

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Post  richter69 on February 26th 2014, 6:55 pm

like in 02

make sure he dont have other "6.0 problems" , i see a lot of trucks come in with all kinds of mixed coolant and never one gelled from that...... but again dont mix it. if he uses the green make sure he adds the vc-8 additive to it. The gold doesnt use the additive.


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Post  61coon on February 26th 2014, 7:00 pm

I saw this on another site Rick....


Trucks originally filled with Gold coolant:
All 2002 F-Series built at the Kentucky Truck Plant (VIN 11th digit "E")
2002 F150-550 built in Cuautitlan (VIN "M") from 2-4-02
2002 F650/750 built in Cuautitlan from 1-28-02
All Econolines built from 7-15-02
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Post  bigblockfox468 on February 26th 2014, 7:44 pm

Aww heck I thought this was going to be about how freaking cold it is and for us to get some Jack , Crown or Apple Pie in our systems  cheers
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Post  70FB on February 26th 2014, 8:02 pm

bigblockfox468 wrote:Aww heck I thought this was going to be about how freaking cold it is and for us to get some Jack , Crown or Apple Pie in our systems  cheers
Too late. Why wait?  cheers 
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Post  70FB on February 26th 2014, 8:12 pm

Good info here. I'll have to look at mine again since I bought the truck what color it is. Can't remember.
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Post  bigblockfox468 on February 26th 2014, 8:32 pm

Too many coolant choices nowadays. I work for an engine supplier they've gone from green to orange to purple and who knows how many in between.Can not mix them, they will gel or corrode and eat away the cooling system internals, can't mix OAT with HOAT, yada, yada yada.Now I'm seeing a new freon 1234Y. The 134 machine won't work for the new stuff. $8k for a new evac machine. They say all the coolant and freon changes are safer for the ozone but disastrous on the wallet  Wink
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Post  richter69 on February 26th 2014, 9:23 pm

moderated.....
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Post  supervel45 on February 27th 2014, 12:20 am

bigblockfox468 wrote:Too many coolant choices nowadays. I work for an engine supplier they've gone from green to orange to purple and who knows how many in between.Can not mix them, they will gel or corrode and eat away the cooling system internals, can't mix OAT with HOAT, yada, yada yada.Now I'm seeing a new freon 1234Y. The 134 machine won't work for the new stuff. $8k for a new evac machine. They say all the coolant and freon changes are safer for the ozone but disastrous on the wallet  Wink
And nobody with the balls to call it either. Honest HVAC Tech.'s in business pre 1992 know, and warned the public, so oh whell! Shocked 

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2000 7.3

Post  747JetMech on February 28th 2014, 11:07 pm

What should I be running in my 2000, 7.3.... I agree, the choices are confusing..
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Post  richter69 on February 28th 2014, 11:47 pm

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Post  David Cole on March 1st 2014, 2:45 am

I use the purple in my 01 with 7.3L.  Got it the first time at a HD truck part store.  Now a couple of chains carry it.  It's already got the additive (VC-8? didn't it used to be called FW-16?) mixed in that the green coolant trucks need.   Works great.  No issues.  Truck is a little over 12 years old, had the purple for 8+ years.
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Post  747JetMech on March 1st 2014, 1:44 pm

I may add the coolant filter to catch the sand if I see anything come out when I drain it..
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