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Alternative to MC yellow coolant? #4225978
10/15/16 09:23 AM
10/15/16 09:23 AM
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So I'm looking at another Focus. 2009 2dr and wondering what coolant other than the MC "yellow" I could use.



Thank you in advance.



09' Camry LE

ST 5w30 and TG 4386(filter on for second 5k run)
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4225980
10/15/16 09:33 AM
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Toronto, Canada
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Google not working?

http://www.recochem.com/products/oem_pre...ze_coolant_ford
http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/zerex_g05.pdf

First two that came up and Zerex says:

Zerex G05antifreezecoolantisapproved,meetsor exceeds the performance requirements of the following antifreeze specifications and/or recommended practices:
Ford WSS-M97B51-A1 Approved


2017 Impreza Sport Hatch M1 0w20 OEM filter
2003 Corolla Magnatec 5w30 OEM Filter
2013 Jetta 2.5 Castrol 0w40 OEM filter
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4225981
10/15/16 09:34 AM
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Zerex G-05. I changed my Mustang GT from factory fill with it. Smooth sailing ever since.

Last edited by AIRJAC3; 10/15/16 09:35 AM.
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4225984
10/15/16 09:40 AM
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53' Stude Offline OP
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Tech819: thanks for the link smile


09' Camry LE

ST 5w30 and TG 4386(filter on for second 5k run)
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4225987
10/15/16 09:46 AM
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Walmart all makes all models. That's what is now in my Explorer.


2012 Porsche Carrera S
2016 Ford Edge 2.0
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Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4225994
10/15/16 10:04 AM
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I use Zerex G05


2019 Cherokee, 2018 Jetta, 2014 Sentra, 1995 Escort, 1970 Cougar, 2013 XT250, 2010 Vstar, 2014 CTX1300
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: rshaw125] #4226017
10/15/16 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted By: rshaw125
Walmart all makes all models. That's what is now in my Explorer.


I have used that in my Fords for years with success.


2007 Ford Fusion 236,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 62K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
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MC filters

Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4226060
10/15/16 11:55 AM
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Zerex G-05. Do check the price at your Ford dealer though. I've actually found their price to be less than the G-05 price at the Napa stores I've sourced from in the past.

Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4226111
10/15/16 01:38 PM
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Zerex G-05 is a direct replacement. Advance auto, Oreilly, Napa, Amazon all have it.

Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: rshaw125] #4226125
10/15/16 01:49 PM
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Donald Offline
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Originally Posted By: rshaw125
Walmart all makes all models. That's what is now in my Explorer.


I would not follow this advice. Buy G-05, Zerex or Ford.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4226126
10/15/16 01:58 PM
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53' Stude Offline OP
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I'm getting the ZEREX as the all makes all models looks shady to me


09' Camry LE

ST 5w30 and TG 4386(filter on for second 5k run)
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4226173
10/15/16 03:40 PM
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My understanding is that the MC coolant is G-05.


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PP 5W-30 / MC FL820S

'04 Grand Marquis LS Limited Edition - daily driver

'00 Grand Marquis GS - bad frame/future to be determined
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4226190
10/15/16 04:16 PM
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53' Stude Offline OP
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Tig1: are you using the Wal Mart all makes all models in your Focus?


09' Camry LE

ST 5w30 and TG 4386(filter on for second 5k run)
Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4227294
10/17/16 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted By: car51
Tig1: are you using the Wal Mart all makes all models in your Focus?


get the g-05

Re: Alternative to MC yellow coolant? [Re: 53' Stude] #4227427
10/17/16 07:26 AM
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Quote:
My understanding is that the MC coolant is G-05.

Motorcraft Gold AF is G-05. Either Zerex of MC Gold, whichever can be found for less will work fine.

I would completely avoid the universal All Make Models which use/contain 2eha for the 09 Focus. G05 is spec and is now easily found at reasonable prices especially in the Zerex AF so no reason not to use it.

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