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Old 10-23-2010, 04:41 PM
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Diesel antifreeze

I have a 2002 F-250, 7.3 power stroke, when I bought it it had gold or yellow antigreeze and recently I have it flushed and new antifreeze installed but they put green antifreeze and they said it was the right application for my truck. What is the differance in gold or yellow and green additive, and why the change. Thank You
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:48 PM
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"They" screwed up, and put the wrong stuff in.

Different chemistry.

Who are "they"?

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They are a Ford Dealership
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my '02 came with gold. it is my understanding that they do not mix. Also, the green is a lot cheaper.
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You can mix them, but then you have to treat it like green. huntalot that's too bad a dealership did that to you, but your truck should have the gold antifreeze. Now you have to convince them to thoroughly flush it out with distilled water and get all the green coolant out and replace it with the gold. But a better option would be to get your money back and DIY and swap to a long life 'red' coolant.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:35 PM
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Care to tell us in what city "they" are located?

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Selah, Wa is the town that this happened sorry to say
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+1 on changing to long life RED coolant.
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Just flushed my 2002 today with distilled water (and flushed me with other distilled stuff )

then put in Zerex non-diluted HD ELC that's CAT, Cummins and International rated purchased at Napa.

Hunter, you can keep the green stuff in there but you should add some SCA's like Napa Cool. Then you have to check the SCA level periodically. The Dealer screwed you by putting that stuff in there...just like mine did to me
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i just had mine flushed and replaced at jiffy lube during an oil change. the manager claimed his antifreeze was diesel rated and did not require sca's, does everyone agree or have a comment about them?
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What is the differance in gold or yellow and green additive, and why the change. Thank You
The difference is found delineated in this thread. Scroll down to post number 4.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/960812-goochs-radiator-engine-backflush-procedure-and-coolant-information.html#post8935201

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i just had mine flushed and replaced at jiffy lube during an oil change. the manager claimed his antifreeze was diesel rated and did not require sca's, does everyone agree or have a comment about them?
It depends on what kind of coolant he put in your rig. Color is not a precise indicator so you need to go back and ask exactly what brand was used and what requirement level it meets.

In my above thread, you'll see the differences between the three main coolants used in our rigs.

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very good info, what method would you recommend for testing sca?
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very good info, what method would you recommend for testing sca?
You can get test strips from Ford, Napa or any heavy equipment supplier like International. I never tested mine. I would just add more Napa Kool every couple years.
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Pre September 1999 7.3 liter Coolant Issues

I have a 1999 F 350 off the assembly line in September 1998. I want to flush the system, and add new coolant. I did see the step by step blog, and understood it . I know I should be using a pre charged coolant, and have purchase 5 gallons of Fleet Charged SCA pre charged.


My question is may I use Zerez Extreme Duty Red from Napa, and avoid all the testing as I would have to do with the Fleet Charge by Peak.
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