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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:29 pm 
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hi i have a ba xr8 03. was wanting to do a coolant change as im not sure when it was done last. it has yellow coolant in it at the moment. the owner before took it to ford to get serviced so guessing it a ford coolant. so my question is where can i buy the coolant from? is it only from ford??
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:39 pm 
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Either go to Ford or go to a reputable spares place and get one that is compatible - they should have listings of what is acceptable.

 

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 Post subject: Re: coolant
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:42 pm 
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thnx i was thinking id have to go to ford as i never seen it in bursons or anything like that.
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:46 am 
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use anything but salt water and you should be fine, the rads dont last forever but ive never heard of piss yella coolant?, hope its transparant and not milkshaked
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:50 am 
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My wifes Hyundai has the same sort of s**t in it too!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:11 am 
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yellow coolant?.. just use the green stuff.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:07 am 
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no don't "just use the green stuff" Ford put it there for a reason.
buy the right stuff from Ford. i am sick of a car coming into work with the wrong coolant that was "just put in there" by a small time mechanic and it causes the owner more trouble than it's worth. Corrosion, screwed water pumps etc

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:00 am 
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Never mix coolant types. if your not sure what it is, your best off dumping the lot and renewing the entire system with approved coolant.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:34 pm 
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The Ford one is s**t...

So s**t the Ford guys don't use it here...

Ford stuff is usually pink... It seeps though all the hose and seems to kill them...

Ford guys here use the Green Nissan coolant... Seems to last good... I test mine all the time and seem to get around 4 years out of it... Doesn't seep through rubber hoses... The Nissan one is an anti-freeze, anti-boil, anti- something else too I think... :?

Each to their own but if it were me I'd steer clear of the pink Ford one...

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:59 pm 
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ok thnx for the advise guys. ill just dump it n start with fresh one. does any one know if there is a drain plug on the block to drain it from?? or only the rad??
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Bottom hose mate... That is the only way to get it all out...

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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:34 pm 
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awsum thnx 4 all your help

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:38 pm 
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just take off a heater hose to flush it all out

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:20 pm 
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all the new cars at my work also come out of the factory with yellow coolant which specs state lasts for 3 years,
when replaced the coolant we replace it with is 15year coolant,
i've tested this coolant that has been in a car for 6 years and the readings are still spot on, so i presume some truth to their claims

 

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Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:42 pm 
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I use Tectaloy90 in mine. If you flush the system never ever use tap water to do it. Australian water is the worst water(hard) in the world to use in cooling systems. Use only distilled/demineralised water even when flushing unless you know you can get all the water out.
I know of a particular car where the guy flushed the system with tap water, then used good coolant only to find the manifold eaton after 8 months.
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