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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2009, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

Is this why you use a Coolant Filtration System?

This is a sample of the coolant out of my truck after it sits for a bit and settles. If you stir/mix it up as if it was flowing in the truck it does mix up. It's the Gold Motorcraft coolant. That's what my truck had in it and what the manual says to change it with, without using any additives. I had just changed it about two years a go. I know this is probably going to bring up the whole topic of which is the correct or best process of changing the coolant. I just wanted to know is this normal (for the Gold coolant) and/or is this the reason for a Coolant Filtration System, and if I have enough room for the system, where to get a complete kit from, at a good price?
Just for the curious people, I just had to changed the thermostat. I removed the bottle cleaned it out, I then filled and drained the coolant system three times while running the engine without the thermostat, each time letting it drain by removing the radiator plug, I then replaced the thermostat with the 203*, and around belt upper hose, replaced the coolant with the gold Motorcraft (already charged) coolant , checked it with a coolant gauge.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2009, 07:44 PM
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Re: Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

You wont have that stuff in there after a few months running a bypass coolant filter.

Looks just like sand and whatever else is in for the ride with the coolant. Wait until you cut apart the first coolant filter.
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Re: Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

I would say you have some thing else going on other than dirt. Looks like fuel or oil mixing in the coolant. That sludge floating on the top is far from normal engine dirt!
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Re: Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

the top layer does look like oil in the water.

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Re: Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

Like I mentioned, it does mix up when stirred/mixed up, as if it was flowing in the truck. Then it looks like all one. I never dealt with the Gold Motorcraft coolant before. I was wondering if that is part of the process of the Gold coolant properties.

These are pics after I stirred it up...
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Re: Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

I guess it could be, but I assumed it was already investigated after he took the sample and concluded it was a ton of sand...

I did read "it settles" so I might have misunderstood what actually settles? If that crap settles to the bottom, there's no way it could be oil or fuel?
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Re: Gold Motorcraft coolant/Coolant Filtration System?

You sure that's not Lemonade?
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