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#21 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

Most definitely, never too early. I am going with a 5 year/60,000 mile interval recommendation right from the start, primarily due to water pump issues. Refill with Specialty Green, or a universal extended life from Prestone, Peak or Zerex that meets the Ford spec or the industry spec ASTM D 3306.







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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:39 PM

How are you guys doing your coolant changes?  



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:55 PM

How are you guys doing your coolant changes?  

I cheat. I had the Ford garage do it during routine service. Full flush, buffer and refill. It's most important that if you are changing from Ford orange (or whatever came standard in your car) to the newer Gold, that you must completely clear out all of your old coolant (do not mix new with old).

On my 09 MKX maintenance manual, it specifies to change the coolant at 105,000 mile intervals. Thr dealer recommended I change the coolant as soon as the TSB came out. Ok'ed - believe it wad around 86,000 miles. They said the sooner the better as it was found that the OEM coolant did not provide sufficient corrosion protection. They specifically mentioned the inside of the heater core and water pump.

Edited by enigma-2, 19 July 2017 - 12:08 AM.


#24 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:21 AM

Orange is the newest coolant, maybe 2013 & up?. Specialty Gold for all practical ourposes is obsolete, and people should replace with specialty green when it comes time.

If you want to avoid confusion altogether, you can use a universal extended life coolant from Prestone, Peak, Zerex, etc. It should explicitly meet the Ford or ASTM spec as stated in your owners manual. Soecialty Gold meets ASTM D 3306, for example.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:26 AM

How often should you do a coolant change?  I am at about 104k miles; owned the edge since 65k; never changed coolant.  Should i change out the coolant?

Change it out.  IMO you should change it about every 30K miles.  Keep the water pump happy with new coolant.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:26 AM

How often should you do a coolant change?  I am at about 104k miles; owned the edge since 65k; never changed coolant.  Should i change out the coolant?

Change it out.  IMO you should change it about every 30K miles.  Keep the water pump happy with new coolant.


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#27 OFFLINE   omar302

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:44 AM

I noticed that Ford's recommendation for the subsequent changes are always shorter than the 1st time.
For example, for a 2011 Edge/MKX with a normal maintenance schedule, this is the note mentioned in the owners manual:

Initial replacement at 100,000 miles (160,000 km) or 72 months; every 50,000 miles (80,000 km) or 36 months thereafter.
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#28 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:44 PM

Orange is the newest coolant, maybe 2013 & up?. Specialty Gold for all practical ourposes is obsolete, and people should replace with specialty green when it comes time.

You are probably correct, I wasn't listening closely when he went over the reasons. What I do remember was the OEM, coolant had been found to not offer protection for certain metals used in the heater core and water pump. (Don't recall what they were, just "certain metals".)

But changing the coolant is number one on the list as the problems encountered with a failed water pump (kills the engine et al) are to grear to ignore.
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