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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.

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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 Specialty Gold for all practical ourposes is obsolete, and people should replace with specialty green when it comes time.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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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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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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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:05 PM

I've done the turkey baster changes yearly on the power steering and brake fluid.

I have a thermostat for the edge. It's on the pre 200k list once I get a chance.

Anyone ever run Evans waterless coolant in these?

I run seafoam fuel treatmemt in my gas every oil change. I've done this in every car/truck I've ever owned.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:43 PM

None of these things is important. The next thing on your list should be coolant. Do a complete buffered, flush. Rinse twice. (You don't want to have to replace the water pump in these engines).

After this consider changing the power steering and brake fluids. (Fluids wear out and lose their protective properties).

Next pour in a bottle of Techron in the gas to clean the injectors.

Now fix the deer scratch.

I like cabin air filters with carbon. Tests show they are better on filter diesel exhaust. FYI here's what I use: https://www.amazon.c...a_SRyBzb1D1S2PS


The deer didn't scratch the car, it caved in the fender and both driver side doors. The scratch is new in the past 3 months. Since I told the wife the goal on the car is 500k miles she said it better not look like it has 500k on it, so happy wife happy life, it must look good

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

I run seafoam fuel treatmemt in my gas every oil change. I've done this in every car/truck I've ever owned.

You may want to consider Redline SI-1 instead of Seafoam. (And I like Seafoam). Anyway, Redline SI-1 has the highest concentration of PEA (Polyether amine), more than Seafoam or Techron. Recommended usage is the same, one can per 3-5k milage.

I can't state for certain but have read where Seafoam has damaged the O2 sensors after use. It's a strong solvent and most likely the way it was used, but something in keep in the back of the mind.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:21 PM

I Sea Foamed my Explorer I previously had using the vacuum method and other than smoking out the neighborhood I really didn't perceive any noticeable difference in performance.  The only additive I've ever used in the Edge is Techron.  I heard of Redline but have never seen it anywhere.  Is it typically sold at autoparts stores or mail order only?  I might give it a try.

 

EDIT:  Available at my local O'Reilly.  $15 bucks for 15ozs!  At a buck an ounce the stuff BETTER work!!


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:34 PM

.... Anyone ever run Evans waterless coolant in these?

Coolants specifically not recommend by Ford or Lincoln, could void your warranty.

Consider you used this coolant and your water pump failed by corrosion and leaked coolant into the oil and fried the engine. Ford would have every right to void the warranty as you chose not to follow their requirements and this caused the failure. Not so you argue, prove it, says Ford, and your out six grand for a new engine. Just saying ..
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:40 PM

Warranty on a 7 yr old nearly 200k mile car?
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:43 PM

I run Evans in 2 other vehicles. It's oil based coolant and lubricates the water pump actually.

I really don't think it would cause damage, you also don't run any coolant pressure with this fluid so it won't cause leaks due to pressure.
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:49 PM

I Sea Foamed my Explorer I previously had using the vacuum method and other than smoking out the neighborhood I really didn't perceive any noticeable difference in performance.  The only additive I've ever used in the Edge is Techron.  I heard of Redline but have never seen it anywhere.  Is it typically sold at autoparts stores or mail order only?  I might give it a try.
 
EDIT:  Available at my local O'Reilly.  $15 bucks for 15ozs!  At a buck an ounce the stuff BETTER work!!


I've never had an injector or O2 sensor fail running seafoam. I even buy the spray can and flood the engine with it once a year and never had an issue. Ill stick with what I know there.

As far as coolant I don't mind conventional but the Evans makes a good product imo and it cools duramax, 6.5, and 6.0 GM engines very well and for alot of miles.
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Posted 26 July 2017 - 02:59 AM

Warranty on a 7 yr old nearly 200k mile car?

Mine is up in September. (Extended). I only have 105k.
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