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6.0L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion of the 6.0L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2003-Up Super Duties and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.

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Old 10-11-2008, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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antifreeze for 6.0 psd

has anyone used or can i use prestone heavy duty antifreeze in my 03 6.0 psd..i know i can use the extended version heavy duty..but what about the regular heavy duty..whats the difference..thanks
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Some good info in the following thread:

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so as long as i use an antifreeze with sca or fw16 additive, i should be good to go..but whats the difference between the extended and plain heavy duty type
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Do not use antifreeze with additives (SCA) in the 6.0L. The FW16 was for previous engines. These additives will react with the Motorcraft Gold coolant and cause problems.

Here is a good read on the technical reasons behind using a specific antifreeze:

Coolant flush and refill procedure? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Just use the Zerex G05 (and distilled water). You should be able to get it at most large autoparts stores. Just call around and price it. The wrong antifreeze and you will have pin sized holes form in the water jackets (due to cavitation).
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