Quick question, might be repetitive but i haven't found an answer so far...when you're flushing your coolant, do you need to put the used coolant in containers to turn in somewhere like with oil? Or is it safe to just open things up and drain it out?
coolant is poison, yes please take it to somebody that recycles. Smells and tastes sweet, animals like it a lot, kills them. My dog got a couple licks of some that was on the street before I saw it. Vet said have her drink hydrogen peroxide, caused her to vomit, did the trick.
Ford uses Simple Green HD, which is purple. This is necessary when there's an oil leak into the coolant. Then replacing all the rubber in the cooling system.
Then use Restore.
Then use VC-9 or Restore Plus.
Then backflush the oil cooler, radiator and heater.
Then flush with distilled.
Then add new coolant. You need concentrate because there will still be 2 gallons or more of the last fill, hopefully just distilled water if you've done it right. But you can't get the mix to 50/50 unless you use concentrate. The premix is all I could find most places, had to search for concentrated EC-1 ELC.
coolant is poison, yes please take it to somebody that recycles. Smells and tastes sweet, animals like it a lot, kills them.
Not the Ford Gold...it's got "bittering agents" mixed into to keep this from happening. It comes 50/50 premixed...so you need to pour it straight into the engine...do not add water. This is Ford "official" video on coolants:
I actually discovered the coolant looked unusually darker last week and noticed a thin film of that oil shine on the surface of the coolant. That was enough for me to ground my truck in my garage. It's not a substantial change in color, it just has a darker tint so I suppose the leak's not too bad.
In my opinion, that is not an oil leak, and not a reason to use a degreaser. That's just old coolant, and the oil sheen is normal. If you had a real oil leak we would be talking about the brown milkshake in the bottle.
Well, i'm sure you guys probably are wondering where my updates/pics are. I'm actually dealing with the police right now because somebody really liked the toolbox in my garage where I keep all my tools and decided to steal it. Luckily, I hadn't gotten too far into the job where my tools were needed, I only did the radiator flush on Friday but now have the oil cooler/egr delete sittin here and me tool-less. Unless they find my stuff soon, I might have to take it to the shop and have my buddy put em in for me. I'll just see what happens.
I hope they riot in hell just like the clown(s) that stole my truck back in the spring. I got the truck back...but it spent 8 weeks at the body-shop getting all the dents, dings scrapes and missing parts repaired/replaced. If I find 'em...I'm still going to skin 'em with a dull knife.
Yeah I was pretty livid that morning, I live in a small town and theft/break ins aren't that common. I really wanted to those XP though. I guess on the bright side, havin my buddy at the shop do em both for me this week will give me more time for productivity elsewhere, maybe lookin at new tires