Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Kaysville UT USA
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The light will come on around 600 hours of use. For me that was about 13,500 miles.
Pay the $30 to your dealer. That is reasonible. The test kits are more expensive than that, They include 10 test. But with two radiators per truck, you will get 5 test out of a test kit.. But they have an expiration date. Which will probably expire before you need to test your coolant 5 times. Bottom line $30 is cheaper than the test kits and hour of your time to do the test.
The VC-12 additive is about $14 if needed.
The Ford Speciality Orange coolant is the next generation of coolant that Ford has brought out. It replaces the Ford Gold coolant ( that was Nitrate based) that was used in the 2003 thru 2010 power stroke engines. The Speciality Orange Coolant is a Organic Acid Technology or OAT type of antifreezed. The 6.7L is running higher performance and hotter than previous Powerstrokes and needs a higher performing coolant than previous generation engines. Nitrates in this coolant are considered a reason to flush and replace.
15 F350 CC Lariat SRW LWB Ruby Red, Ultra Predator Wheels with Toyo 295/65R20, BAKflip Fibermax tonneau, Diesel Products LED lights in the rear bumper and 20" light bar in the front bumper, Firestone Airbags and Airllift Wireless compressor.
11 F350 CC Lariat SRW LWB Tuxedo Black Sold at 145,000 milesl