Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Which ones should I use?

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech' started by bighank, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. In both the 2005 Mustang Workshop Manual and 2002 Taurus Workshop Manual the recommended coolant is Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant VC-7-A meeting Ford specification WSS-M97B51-A1 (yellow color). It says not to mix coolants and to use the same coolant as the one drained from the cooling system.

    I want to drain and flush both systems and add a 50/50 mixture of coolant to each car.
    What commercially available coolant (not FORD) can I use to insure boilover prevention, freeze prevention and corrosion resistance. Is Prestone, Dupont, or the normally available national brands sufficient? I don't think that I have to use the Ford coolant at inflated prices.

    I'm avoiding DexCool as I know that many GM vehicles use it but there are class action suits now ongoing because not draining it for 5 years or 150000 miles can be dangerous to your engine's health.

    What do you recommend and why?
  2. Ford Antifreeze/coolant

    My local Ford dealer offered me the VC7 Gold at $17.50 a gallon. Lowest price he could sell it for. Lincoln/Mercury dealer across the street sold it at $11.50 a gallon, and the invoice showed it at $14.95 List / $11.50 Net. Apparently Ford supplies are cheaper at Lincoln Mercury dealers or the Ford dealer wanted to gouge me $6.00 a gallon. The Premium gold was VC7B which the parts man said superceded VC7A. Neither dealer said they had the Ford flush and used aftermarket flushes. I told them that on my Corvette GM recommends only draining and flushing with clear water so as not to damage the aluminium engine and radiator. Any thoughts on this? BIGHANK:flag: