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Any new coolants in the last ten years?

Discussion in 'The Greasy Spoon' started by oldmodman, May 19, 2013.

  1. oldmodman

    oldmodman Well-Known Member Established Member

    Jun 27, 2003
    West Los Angeles
    I am using (still) Ford Gold extended Life Coolant.

    Does Ford or anyone else make a newer formulation that has any benefits?

    I remember reading a post by Sid that one of the coolants can leave a "grit" deposit in the bottom of the radiator, and he had a picture of the crud that he had dug out of one of his radiators.

    I sure don't want to end up using whatever stuff that is.

    Don't mind paying more if there is a superior product available. At one time I was even going to go with the Evans waterless coolant but it is just easier to flush and replace my coolant on a regular basis.

    Just found Sid's posts. They are in this thread. And he is writing an article about coolant contamination and degradation. He said it should be up this year.
    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  2. UnleashedBeast

    UnleashedBeast Engine Lubrication Guru Established Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Pensacola, Florida
    Sid is more of a coolant guru than I am, he is the man to answer this question.

    Call me if we start talking about engine lubricants. HAHA!
  3. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 27, 2003
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    The issue I was seeing was with Ford Gold coolant. The problem is that it's loaded with silicates that precipitate out of the solution, leaving deposits in your cooling system. I was planning on using Shell Rotella ELC in a few gas powered engines, but I think I'm going to use Shell Rotella Ultra ELC. It's a newer formulation.

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