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 Post subject: Changing antifreeze
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:21 pm 
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got quoted $180.00 for ford dealers to change my antifreeze today,surely they have to be joking.What is so special about theres.
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 Post subject: Re: Changing antifreeze
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:30 pm 
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its made from gold. thats why ford charges that :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing antifreeze
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:39 pm 
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Does it have to have ford stuff in it its not under warrenty any more just done 64000ks.
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 Post subject: Re: Changing antifreeze
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:53 pm 
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nah just go to your local autobarn, repco, supercheap or whatever and just get the right stuff four your car.

take the bottom hose off, let it drain and i normally put the garden hose down the thermostat hole and rinse out he motor a little, put the bottom hose back on and refill

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing antifreeze
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Not sure if your BA is the same rad set up as an EA-AU but iv found best way to flush rad, drop bottom hose to dump water... re attach bottom hose take off the bypass hose at the thermostat housing, stick a hose in the rad tank and run the motor with the heater on. just hold up the revs a bit till the water coming out of the bypass is nice and clear.
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 Post subject: Re: Changing antifreeze
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Best way to do it is drop the bottom hose, take one of the heater hoses off at the firewall and jam you garden hose in to the heater hose, run the water untill clean water comes from every opening.

And don't by cheap s**t coolent, use nulon longlife concentrate, In a falcon its a 30% mix.

 

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