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Old 01-02-2017, 06:10 PM
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I was checking fluids in my cars and truck today. My f150 2005 5.4 4x4 lariot is a little low on engine coolant. What do you use? Is "mixes with all types" af ok, or do I go and get some ford approved af? I know dexcool and the old green are big NO NO's. (I used to sell auto parts 10 years part time at one of the big chains and i think I would know as I was pretty good at what I did....Stop laughing now...)

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Motorcraft gold or equivalent Zerex. I used Zerex G-05.
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I kind of remember that now....thanks for the reminder and the kick in the butt about it...

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I drained and filled x2 when I bought my 05 w/ 100k on it 2 years ago. Used the old green ethylene glycol to refill. 50/50 is generally good down to -40F.
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Motorcraft gold or equivalent Zerex. I used Zerex G-05.
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Motorcraft Gold.
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When I did my coolant drain and fill, I used Zerex G-05 at a 50/50 ratio. Cheaper than the MC Gold.
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Motorcraft gold is $19.95 at my local Ford shop and if you cut it 50/50 with distilled water that makes it About $11 a gallon.
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oh wow...it's 39.99 here a gallon....
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G-05 here. Just had to do a radiator last year.
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