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#3414336 - 07/04/14 10:07 AM Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w
banana Offline


Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 36
Loc: san diego, ca
Happy 4th of July!

I am planning on changing the coolant on my 96 Ford Bronco.
She has the 5.8l 351w and is mostly driven off-road in the desert and Baja.

I am about to go to Walmart and was wondering which one to get, since they sell so many.
My manual says it needs to meet ESE-M97B44-A and it takes 17 qt.

Which one is the best to get?
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#3414345 - 07/04/14 10:18 AM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
NHGUY Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3580
Loc: USA
Regular green coolant,no need to get complicated when it doesn't need to.

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#3414349 - 07/04/14 10:20 AM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11931
Loc: apple valley, ca
nothin from walmart in that. conventional green or g-05. id stay with conventional green myself.neither available at walmart
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#3414351 - 07/04/14 10:21 AM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
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Registered: 11/20/06
Posts: 10706
Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Nothing from Walmart, they stock universal and dex/dex clones. Get Peak Green full strength from AA or AZ and mix with distilled water.
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#3414362 - 07/04/14 10:34 AM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
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Registered: 05/22/12
Posts: 30
Loc: NC


Edited by Blazered (07/04/14 10:34 AM)
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#3414391 - 07/04/14 11:08 AM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
HosteenJorje Offline


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 421
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
You won't go wrong with the "old green stuff." I used it for many years with no problems. Regards

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#3414533 - 07/04/14 01:39 PM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8205
Loc: Barberton,Ohio
probably have to hit the parts store..

all the WM by me have also stopped carrying the conv. green
(they had peak or zerex before IIRC)

autozone/AAP/o'reillys etc.
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#3414604 - 07/04/14 03:11 PM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11931
Loc: apple valley, ca
first time this year that everybody agrees!
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#3415058 - 07/05/14 07:47 AM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: Chris142]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 3151
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: Chris142
first time this year that everybody agrees!


LOL, the planets are in alignment! Around here, there are still plenty of farm supply stores to get the traditional green. But more and more, I'm recommending John Deere Cool-Gard II.

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#3415552 - 07/05/14 07:05 PM Re: Which coolant for 96 Ford 351w [Re: banana]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 11931
Loc: apple valley, ca
pep boys,a-zone,oriley all have it here
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