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Old 01-03-2017, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 650NutKase View Post
oh wow...it's 39.99 here a gallon....
Maybe I'm off a tad.. I know it was not $40 a gallon though.. I bought 2.
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Price is why I went with the Zerex. Got it cheapest from Amazon.
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Originally Posted by 650NutKase View Post
oh wow...it's 39.99 here a gallon....
$18 at my local dealer.
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$18 at my local dealer.
Thought so.. thought I was going crazy..
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Zerex G-05 and distilled water when flushed a few months back. It was $18 ish at Advance Auto.
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I must be getting old! I remember when we used to drink TAP water and, basic antifreeze worked just fine in any vehicle.
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I replaced my hoses a few years back when I had the front cover off the engine and I used motorcraft gold to refill.
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We used tap water in all our vehicles growing up. They cooled fine, but were prone to early failure - corrosion and serious buildup internally. We went through a lot of radiators. Each one that died looked like a coral reef on the inside LOL. My radiator serviced with distilled water and quality coolant looks great after over 100k miles of use.
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I remember getting my radiator cored out.
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Ford orange is about 30 a gallon. (Gallon diluted equals 8 quarts) My truck calls for 17 quarts.

So 2 gallons equal 60 bucks plus 12 dollar flush and I am at 72 bucks plus disposal and my free labor. Dealership charges about 120.

So while 48 bucks is a tank of gas, for this service is it worth letting the dealer do?
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