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Old 01-28-2013, 08:16 PM
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Default Green antifreeze from autozone...

2010 RANGER XL STICK SHIFT 4 CYL....

i AM GETTING READY TO DRAIN ANTIFREEZE AND WANT TO USE THE STANDARD GREEN STUFFF. WILL THIS WORK?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...questid=109732

It is the AutoZone/1 gal. green conventional antifreeze and coolant.

Is this OK to use. I have heard dex cool is for GMs ans it will rotten out stuff.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: Green antifreeze from autozone...

green can be mixed with green. Dexcool is universal. I prefer green. Its alot less thick to me
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:46 PM
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green can be mixed with green. Dexcool is universal. I prefer green. Its alot less thick to me
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Dex cool is dex cool. Green is universal and even the green extended life can be used in anything including dex cool
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: Green antifreeze from autozone...

ok so the green AutoZone/1 gal. green conventional antifreeze and coolant is ok to use AFTER THE YELLOW FORD stuff is drained?
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:51 PM
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ok so the green AutoZone/1 gal. green conventional antifreeze and coolant is ok to use AFTER THE YELLOW FORD stuff is drained?
Correct but I prefer advance auto parts
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Dex cool is dex cool. Green is universal and even the green extended life can be used in anything including dex cool
you are correct! I meant to say if you had green b4 i would go back with green. If it was orange (dexcool) i would go back with that and read directions carefully. I prefer the green for the simple fact ive seen alot of gunk build up in chevys and they have dexcool from the factory

I would drain the radiator fill with water run 15m..repeat... If you dont have a coolant flush machine or gonna get it done at a shop. Draining the radiator alone wont get ALL the orange out

OHH and idk for a fact and have no evidence but orange and green coolant mix is "supposed" to be bad. Ive never seen a reaction to the 2 myself, and i work a maintenance shop
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:51 PM
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Yep dexcool and green should not mix. If I remember correctly it becomes almost like a pudding
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: Green antifreeze from autozone...

My 2011 runs the Ford Premium Gold coolant, a.k.a. G-05. You can buy Zerex brand G-05 coolant at Walmart. I suspect your 2010 has this coolant also. I'd suggest replacing with the same.

Here's a good article about the latest coolants: http://www.gates.com/downloads/downl...older=brochure

The Ford Gold is supposed to be good for 5yrs/100,000miles.
The article above does say you can switch from G-05 to american conventional green (non-long-life), but I'd be leery of potential compatibility issues and I'm planning to stick to the original spec for myself.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: Green antifreeze from autozone...

I'd stick with the green stuff, I find the dex-cool gets grimy a lot quicker. And if you get one from autozone or advanced it really doesn't matter, they're all the same stuff pretty much.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:36 PM
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The advance auto coolant is rated for 5years 150k miles
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