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Old 02-16-2006, 01:38 PM
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Fomoco Antifreeze

My wife's Mercury Sable has yellow-colored antifreeze. The cap on the overflow tank specifically has instructions (well, symbols) not to add the orange Dexcool type.

Off I go the the local Advance auto parts emporium. The guy behind the counter (who usually has his act together) said their antifreeze (green) will mix with any type. I also checked another store and their green stuff said it would mix with all types. I also touched base with my son, an engineer. He said the green and the yellow should not be mixed.

Anyone else have any experience with this yellow type?

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Old 02-16-2006, 02:25 PM
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i dont know about fords yellow type, but i know if you mix dexcool with the green standard stuff it'll gell up and plug up your system.

If it was me in your situation i wouldnt chance it. just for the fact i wouldnt want to have the cooling system power flushed, at least.
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Maybe there is a Ford Motor Company dealership somewhere in your area that might be reached by telephone for their detailed recommendations.
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if you mix the green and gold you end up with normal anti freeze, it will defeat the extended life of the gold, however it will not harm the cooling system.You will just need to change it every other year like normal.This is per Chevron/Texaco. However one point to consider is the vehicle still under warranty? In that case I would put the gold back in just to prevent any hassles with FoMoCo.
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-MOTORCRAFT CHEMICALS-

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Premium Engine Coolant

- Green-colored, conventional, ethylene glycol based, universal formulation for use in gasoline and diesel engines
- Approved for engines with aluminum radiators and/or aluminum heads as well as conventional engines
- Provides year-round antifreeze, antiboil and corrosion protection
- Provides year-round protection in both hot and cold climates. Provides -35°F winter to over 250°F summer system protection when used in the recommended 50% mix with
- Do not use in model year 1999 and forward Cougar and Electric Vehicle Ranger
- Do not mix this coolant with systems originally equipped with any orange-colored, extended-life coolant such as Motorcraft® Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, meeting Ford Material Specification WSS-M97B44-D or the yellow-colored, extended-life coolant Motorcraft® Premium Gold Engine Coolant, meeting Ford Material Specification WSS-M97B51-A1


Premium Gold Engine Coolant

- Yellow-colored, extended-life, ethylene glycol based engine coolant for use in gasoline and diesel engines
- Provides year-round antifreeze, antiboil and corrosion protection
- Only use where specified. Do not mix this product with systems originally equipped with any green-colored, conventional engine coolant such as Motorcraft® Premium Engine Coolant, meeting Ford Material Specification ESE-M97B44-A or any orange-colored,extended-life engine coolant such as Motorcraft® Specialty Orange Engine Coolant, meeting Ford Material Specification WSS-M97B44-D


Specialty Orange Engine Coolant

- Orange-colored, ethylene glycol based, extended life coolant
- Protects water pump seals and provides high temperature aluminum protection
- For use in specified MY 1999 and forward Cougar and Ford Electric Vehicle Ranger
- Use only where specified. Do not mix this product with systems originally equipped with any green-colored, conventional engine coolant such as Motorcraft® Premium Engine Coolant, meeting Ford Material Specification ESE-M97B44-A or the yellow-colored, extended-life engine coolant Motorcraft® Premium Gold Engine Coolant, meeting Ford Material Specification WSS-M97B51-A1
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Good post

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Can you explain what " Ford Electric Vehicle Ranger "
Means please.

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Good info. Off I go in pursuit of the gold...no pun intended with the Olympics.
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Can you explain what " Ford Electric Vehicle Ranger "
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Thanks A lot!

I didn't know they had made a Hybrid baby ranger.
{of course what I don't know could fill a encyclopedia }

Also thanks for the Link to the Ford page!


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At the auto part stores I have seen green and orange coolant that is supposed to mix with both, but neither bottle describes what color is inside
or how it affects warranty.
Is this cheap coolant all the same, just tinted different?
Is the coolant from the dealer the same as the cheap stuff?

Somebody is getting fooled down the line, I just don't want it to be me.
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At the auto part stores I have seen green and orange coolant that is supposed to mix with both, but neither bottle describes what color is inside or how it affects warranty.

Is this cheap coolant all the same, just tinted different?

Is the coolant from the dealer the same as the cheap stuff?

Somebody is getting fooled down the line, I just don't want it to be me.
There are different coolants for different applications, just as there are different lubricants. The new coolants are for extended service intervals on these new hi-tech engines. If one just has an older application street engine, you would use green and change it yearly, especially if the engine has aluminum componets (intake-cyl heads).

Isn't GM extended pink? It is sourced from TEXACO. CONTINENTAL OIL is the source of FORD branded lubricants. I am not sure where they source the coolants. FORD had one hell of a warranty problem several years ago when it put extended coolant in TAURUSES. It immediately attacked the cooling system and had to be changed out for green.

Use the correct product for the sevice required.
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I understand all that, but the question I have is about the cheap brand coolant from AutoZone that came in identical jugs but one had orange inside and one had green inside.
Now this stuff is supposed to mix with all coolant but, is the orange stuff the same as DexCool? And is the green(mix with all) different from the reg green antifreeze?

Oh and the GM "DexCool" is orange.
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thanks DUKE. That was an excellent post on colors.
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My wife's Mercury Sable has yellow-colored antifreeze. The cap on the overflow tank specifically has instructions (well, symbols) not to add the orange Dexcool type.

Off I go the the local Advance auto parts emporium. The guy behind the counter (who usually has his act together) said their antifreeze (green) will mix with any type. I also checked another store and their green stuff said it would mix with all types. I also touched base with my son, an engineer. He said the green and the yellow should not be mixed.

Anyone else have any experience with this yellow type?


I work for a Ford dealership as a technician.You should never mix yellow coolant with green or dexcool it will gel up and plug the whole system.markl
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Well, I bought some Prestone yellow that said it mixes with all colors. No problems thus far...as in yet.
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