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#2626748 - 05/14/12 06:07 PM Re: Motorcraft gold coolent [Re: millerbl00]
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As you can see the area around the water pump(I changed it recently for bearing failure) is very clean. I have yet to replace the coolant through out the system, but I did top off with ST all purpose. This is on the Fusion.


Edited by tig1 (05/14/12 06:08 PM)
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#2628980 - 05/17/12 09:40 AM Re: Motorcraft gold coolent [Re: millerbl00]
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If properly maintained Ford Gold/Zerex G-05 is a fine coolant. If run for too long, run too hot or mixed with another coolant you get...



That is FoMoCo Gold mixed with a few gallons of green...the prior owner's idea of a flush. The degas bottle had nice layer of nastiness on it. Flushed, cleaned and refilled with Zerex G-05 and DCA4 and it has been fine.
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#2629042 - 05/17/12 10:42 AM Re: Motorcraft gold coolent [Re: millerbl00]
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When I drained/filled my Focus after I got it, I used Peak Global. Got it for like $10/gal at 7-11 nearby. I had lots of scale, etc in my overflow, so I cleaned it out the best I could - I actually think it runs cooler now then when I got it. The dummy gauge on the dash is tad under the halfway point. Scangauge temps are about 170-190 dependant on speeds/load.
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#2632058 - 05/21/12 07:06 AM Re: Motorcraft gold coolent [Re: rufushusky]
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Originally Posted By: rufushusky
If ... run too hot


What's considered "too hot"? shrug Mine ranges from 192 - 216 (only very shortly if stuck in traffic, otherwise fan kicks in at 212 degree) degrees on a daily basis. Average is about 200. But I replace my G-05 annually and flush/mix it only with distilled water.
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#2632063 - 05/21/12 07:24 AM Re: Motorcraft gold coolent [Re: Falcon_LS]
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Originally Posted By: Falcon_LS
Originally Posted By: rufushusky
If ... run too hot


What's considered "too hot"? shrug Mine ranges from 192 - 216 (only very shortly if stuck in traffic, otherwise fan kicks in at 212 degree) degrees on a daily basis. Average is about 200. But I replace my G-05 annually and flush/mix it only with distilled water.


IMHO 225-245 for long periods of time, depending on the vehicle of course.
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#2750988 - 09/21/12 08:48 PM Re: Motorcraft gold coolent [Re: Gene K]
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Originally Posted By: Gene K
G05 is Potassium free (added for future reference).


Can I ask where you came upon this info please?

Thanks!

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