Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:33 pm Post subject: what coolant do you use(update)
im gonna have to do another flush for the 5th time this year and was thinking about switching coolant fluids. do you use anything other than prestone dexcool?
im really beginning to hate this car with a passion (but dont tell it that, itll get upset)
Last edited by A_t on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:55 pm; edited 1 time in total
most of it is my fault i guess. first i just thought it needed it. then it was done when the lim was replaced then some mechanic thought it needed one cause it was heating up i guess (the temp gauge dont work) then it was flushed when the new water pump was installed and now its getting muddy all over again so im gonna replace the rad. so maybe it wasnt 5 times but it is getting old.
You can check your oil cap too. If it has a greenish slime on it, you getting moisture into your oil.
well the cap looks fine...i think. Would it be green even if the dex is orange? Should i still replace my radiator? Could the leak that i believe my radiator might have be the cause of the fluid to coagulate? Is this the end of the caped crusader? tune in next week....
I've had multiple problems with my cooling system. First it had to do with pressure and the dex coagulated. Then it coagulated for no reason, or so I thought. Then it appeared that the rad had a hair line crack so it had to be removed and flushed again. Rad was said to be fine so it was reinstalled. The the rad began to leak from somewhere..had to flush, this time I replaced to rad and here we are now.
Oh, and the first couple times it was flushed, I was having lim problems. Every piece of the cooling system has been replaced now. I'll see how it goes.
My car starts to leak rad. fluid from the front. I check the reservoir because i dont want to open the radiator. The reservoir is empty and the very bottom of the res. is coated with a thin layer of milkshake. New radiator, new elbows, new LIM, new hoses, different coolant. I went with a gold coolant from motorcraft (a ford tech did the work) I think the reason it didnt get all thick and muddy is because i didnt use the dexcool. I think im gonna lose my mind.
Can a compression test or something of that nature pin point my problem? The radiator is leaking, if its cracked, could that have caused the coolant to get muddy? I just spent 3k on a GD paint job a couple months ago and now im ready to throw this car in the trash!
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