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help with my 2004 explorer radiator flush

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by cfd911, September 8, 2010.

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    1. cfd911

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      hey gang i m looking to do a radiator flush on my 2004 explorer,

      i need to know what kind of anti freeze to use color? and also the correct
      procedure. can i get away with just a drain and refil, any information would be greatly appreciated thanks.....
       
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      A 2004 Explorer came from the factory with Motorcraft Premium Gold coolant. This is a G-05 HOAT coolant. Most easily you can find Zerex G-05 coolant at some autoparts places, or you can go to the Ford dealer and get the Premium Gold coolant - it should around $14 for a gallon of concentrate. Mix 50/50 with distilled water (best practice).

      I would stay well away from Dexcool and Dexcool type coolants such as Prestone All Makes. In a pinch you could revert back to conventional green coolant, but if you do you will have to switch from the extended life schedule of G-05 (100K/5 years) to conventional schedule (30K).


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      thanks for the help i used ford premium gold again with distilled water,

      yes i agree about dex cool VERY BAD STUFF i had 2 gm trucks wth it, and everyone i

      know it having problems with it and they havn t even gotten close to the the suggested mileage for a flush. it's BAD STUFF!!!!
       

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