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I am just wondering is it normal for your coolant to be clear or a brownish color. Might look brownish because it is in the bottle. Was green about 2 weeks ago then drove to Georgia last night and popped the hood this morning because I was smelling diesel fumes and noticed the coolant was not green anymore. Should I replace it or is it ok? Thanks just don't want any trouble while I am out of town.
 

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check you ph levels, how many miles you have on the coolant? It sounds like it burnt
 

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check you ph levels, how many miles you have on the coolant? It sounds like it burnt

It has been probably 40,000 since it was last changed. Should I drop it and put fresh in?
 

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i would, i ran oil in my coolant for close to 30,000 miles from my oil cooler blowing:doh: it didnt hurt anything. Its only 4 gallons so about $30 to replace it and be done with it. just get 2 gallons coolant, dont get the 50% coolant.
 

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i would, i ran oil in my coolant for close to 30,000 miles from my oil cooler blowing:doh: it didnt hurt anything. Its only 4 gallons so about $30 to replace it and be done with it. just get 2 gallons coolant, dont get the 50% coolant.
its 4 gallons of coolant or 8 gallons for the 50/50 mix afaik
 

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its 4 gallons of coolant or 8 gallons for the 50/50 mix afaik

I just did my oil cooler and replaced my radiator and it only used just over 4 gallons. 8 gallons? LOL
 

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I just did my oil cooler and replaced my radiator and it only used just over 4 gallons. 8 gallons? LOL
Yes 8 gallons. If you used 4 gallons you replaced about half of it.
 

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its been fine for 2 years. Its lubed now! it cools just fine
 

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Having oil in your coolant and only changing half of it is something less than intelligent.
LOL thanks for the new sig quote!
 

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I've been told that brown fluid is from overheating. Where about in GA are you?

Temp guage doesn't move. Guess that is the next one that I need to put on. I am in Smyrna until Wed. then headed to Panama City to check on a job down there and then headed back to Texas.

Well I guess tomorrow night I'll pull the plug and just replace it all. Would feel safer that way.
 

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Does anyone know of a link to a good writeup on a full coolant change? I think its time for me.
 

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That would be nice to have handy.
 

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I found a pretty good write up with pictures here - Cooland Flush
 

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I found a pretty good write up with pictures here - Cooland Flush

Thanks I'll keep that handy. I just went and had it flushed today at a service center. Main reason I am out of town and I still have 6 states to drive threw by Friday when I get back to Texas.

Peace of mind now. Fan not kicking on like it use to but we'll see when I get on the freeway or in traffic.
 

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Thanks I'll keep that handy. I just went and had it flushed today at a service center. Main reason I am out of town and I still have 6 states to drive threw by Friday when I get back to Texas.

Peace of mind now. Fan not kicking on like it use to but we'll see when I get on the freeway or in traffic.
Remember that fan only kicks on when needed, that coolant change could have made that much of a difference to keep your engine a little more cool.
 

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So how close would that work for a 6.0l since it's labeled for 7.3l?
 
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