2014 Coolant

Discussion in '2011+ Mustang GT 5.0L Tech' started by Riptide, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Will work for Mustang.

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    I got my car in 2014 and need to drain and fill the radiator. The stuff looks red to me. I can't find any motorcraft red coolant. Am I missing something here?
     
  2. ddd4114

    ddd4114 forum member

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    Mine looked red too, but the service manual specifies Motorcraft Orange. I just use Prestone Orange coolant (basically a Dex-Cool alternative) from Autozone, and it's been fine. I remember comparing the specifications for the two when I first needed to drain the coolant, and they were compatible; I think the spec is WSS-M97B44-D.
     
  3. Iceman62

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    Also, make sure you back-flush the system to get everything out of the motor and...properly dispose of that waste. :D
     
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  4. Riptide

    Riptide Will work for Mustang.

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    Back-flush? Is that something I'm going to need to bring it in for?
     
  5. BEAST

    BEAST CHEROKEE NOOB HUNTER

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    It's a simple process, much like flushing the oil out after you drain it for a change. Just throw the water hose in it and let her rip for a few min.
     
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  6. KRS

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    Just my opinion, I’d go to the dealer and get the factory anti-freeze. I’d also get deionized water to mix with it. If you system looks clean which it should, then I’d suggest draining it, removing and rinsing the degas bottle (re-install) and then refill with a 50/50 mix. You can’t get all the coolant out of the system and doing the method I suggested will refresh the corrosion inhibitors in your coolant.
     
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  7. SalSnyder

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    Prestone Dexcool 50/50.
     
  8. travelers

    travelers Senior Member

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    See if you can get one of the vacuum fill system so it gets all the air out of the system. Not sure if you can rent or like some auto parts stores loan you tools. They work great.