Which Coolant???

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  1. M109Dreamer

    M109Dreamer Junior Member

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    Ok folks, have been trying to use the search feature without success. My 2010 F-150 5.4L Lariat threw a CIL for the thermostat and since I will be swapping out the thermostat I would flush the coolant. The problem I am having is which one do I have in the truck? I'm the original owner, current odo is 98k. The owners manual states that it could be orange or yellow. By looking at the coolant tank I really cant tell, its pretty dirty in there. Does anyone have a better idea of whats in there ir a better way of finding out?
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    Owner's manual should give a Motorcraft # or fluid equivalent specification.
     
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    Yeah, the problem is that it lists the yellow/gold and the orange not a specific one. And because its pretty dirty its hard to tell. Is there a way that I can test it to tell which on it is?

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    Take the cap off the tank and look inside?
     
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    The color was close to a gold / diluted orange. Figured it out, was the Ford Gold.

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    Great!
     

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