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Old 12-16-2010, 06:36 AM
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When and/if you replace coolant/flush you might want to consider having a service facilty with a flush/fill machine do the work. Dealer I go to stated it is hard to bleed this particular system of air after flush/refill. Also mine came with factory yellow long life coolant and I used same when dealer did the work. Hope the stat fixes your problem.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:55 AM
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I'm actually a tech at a Toyota dealer. Just no knowledge or a fan of ford stuff.Certainly no knowledge of the "fancy" thermostat.
We have a flush machine, my concern it unclogging something that I don't want unclogged, like a leak.
The coolant looks good anyway. I will do a drain and fill, and fill it with "our" Toyota Super Long Life coolant.
I do wish I had one of those vacuum type coolant system drain and fillers. If the tool man comes by I plan to get one.
Yes, looks like this cooling system is a bear to bleed the air out of.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:13 AM
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Oh you work for the enemy!. Just kidding have a 90 Geo (Toy 4AFE engine) as my backup vehicle. Very reliable. Hope the truck/engine lasts that long . You are lucky to have access to all the equipment at work. Definitely recommend the full flush with the machine to make sure radiator/heater core get cleaned out in case a blockage is adding to your problems.If that's the original coolant definitely replace it.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:21 AM
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Oh you work for the enemy!.
Yeah, I had to go back to Chrysler a few years ago (for 3 months), I still have nightmares from that.
Love the Toys (compared to others). At least their warranty times are good.
Doing a Prius Hybrid pump right now, pays 1.2hrs, takes me 20 minutes.
The others would pay .3 for this same job.
But it's all good. My truck has 120K plus miles, I just hope it doesn't have a blown HG.

Oh, got plenty of coolant. These Prius pump recalls take a pint, yet parts gives out a gallon for each recall
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:36 PM
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If you have any tools at work for sniffing out exhaust gasses in the coolant you could always check your's to rule it out. Providing they let you use the shop for your own vehicle.The Ranger isn't too bad a vehicle. You have triple the mileage I have so that gives me hope to make it that far.The problem areas I have read about are the pins in the HVAC blend door breaking and jamming it in either full heat or no heat. Do yourself a favor and don't crank the heat all the way to the farthest position on the right to keep the door from being stressed as it's made of plastic. Other problem spot is the automatic with valve body/gasket solenoid problems and the rubber shift rail plugs leaking on the manual. You definitely have a good source of free antifreeze with those recalls. Just make sure all the old is thoroughly flushed from truck cause not sure if they are compatible if get mixed.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:46 PM
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No tools for sniffing the exhaust
Thanks for those tips.
Looking for a coolant drain on the engine block now...
 
 
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