Are You Using the Right Coolant in Your Ford Vehicle?

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November 29, 2012 by Minuteman Trucks

You may see “Universal” coolants that companies claim can be used in all vehicles. But how do you know if it is right for your vehicle? Ford has come up with an informative fact sheet regarding “Universal” coolants in Ford vehicles.

Here are some possible consequences of using the wrong coolant:

  • Reduced corrosion protection of cooling system components
  • Incompatibility with engine gasket materials and o-rings
  • Corrosive attack of aluminum components
  • Cylinder wall cavitation and engine block damage
  • Potential water pump issues
  • Plugging of small coolant passageways

Click here to read the full fact sheet.


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