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Old 02-09-2010, 01:37 AM
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Any difference between green and yellow antifreeze?

Hi, just bought a 02 Screw with the 5.4l and would like to do a coolant flush. The manual says to use either green or yellow antifreeze? Is there a difference between the two?


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Old 02-09-2010, 12:42 PM
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My opinion, stick with the 50/50 mix of green and distilled water.
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yellow is the best fluid to use, however you can mix the two.
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"yellow" or gold antifreeze is typically a long life antifreeze
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Yellow antifreeze is G-05, and is backwards compatible to 1999 in most Fords.

Do NOT mix the two, if you swap between them make sure you do a thorough flush and use distilled water in both cases.

Either is fine, but you can go 50,000 miles on the yellow.
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they can be mixed but you don't gain anything from the gold coolant if it is mixed with the green
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