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Which coolant for my 2003 E 350 / my 1998 F 150 is green

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:48 PM
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Which coolant for my 2003 E 350 / my 1998 F 150 is green

My 1998 F 150 5.4 has green coolant .
My E 350 van 5.4 has orange coolant . I called my dealership and they said the 2003 5.4 van uses orange stuff .
This makes me think why ? they are the same generation 5.4 motor .a
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Green is the original antifreeze that has been used for 50 years.
Yellow is the "extended life" antifreeze that was common in 1990s- 2010 . That is what is in MOST of the F150s like my 2002.

ORANGE is the NEW spec that is similar to GM DEXCOOL.... I didn't think FORD started using much of that till about 2010- 2012 time frame. My daughters 2012 Taurus has the ORANGE... The ORANGE has a different chemical mix and should not be combined with the YELLOW or GREEN.. You can mix YELLOW and GREEN.

I would be surprised if your 2003 had the ORANGE in it. Is it a dirty yellow, or really ORANGE ? You need to reinstall what is in it now... DONT MIX.
 
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ORANGE was not used in the E150 trucks prior to at least 2012... VERIFY that you actually have YELLOW... if it is orange, it must have been flushed REPEATEDLY and then refilled.
 
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Steve .. What is the yellow called. ?
If its not dex cool ?
 
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EXTENDED LIFE........ usually good for 150,000 miles or 5 years ??

DEXCOOL is dark orange and only goes in the 2012 or newer vehicles.
 
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