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Old 01-05-2017, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by digitaltrucker View Post
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?
For you, yes.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:15 PM
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I remember getting my radiator cored out.
That was when there were still radiator shops around.
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That was when there were still radiator shops around.
And they were thick enough that they didn't split when you started rodding it out.

We actually have a rad shop local here. They rod, core, solder, and build still.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:53 AM
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I use the prestone concentrate at wal-mart.
Mix half and half water and concentrate. Get 2 gallons.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:28 AM
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I use the prestone concentrate at wal-mart.
Mix half and half water and concentrate. Get 2 gallons.
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I like Motorcraft Gold, it tastes better...
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Old 01-06-2017, 11:08 AM
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Motorcraft gold lite..
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why?
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Originally Posted by fstfrd00 View Post
why?
In the prestone answerer's defense, he didn't say WHICH prestone ... I think G-05 is fine. I bought a used truck where some *****hole has used the traditional yellow-green to add ... and it congeals and makes a real mess.

Multiple flushes, scrubbing the fill container ... it is ok now. My mechanic said after that, he would use conventional and change it every few years instead of one of the "newer" products. I went with that.
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Originally Posted by fstfrd00 View Post
why?
Mostly because most on this forum frown on anything non motorcraft being used in their vehciles
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