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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 04-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of coolant do I need to use?

I have a few gallons of coolant that has a rating of Ford ESE-M97B44-A Sections 3.1.1 & 3.1.2.
Would that work?
All I can see on the Ford Gold is WSS-M97B51-A1

These diesels are new to me. Thanks in advance for any info.
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I doubt the stuff you have is rated for this engine.
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The manual is pretty specific about it. Engineers and chemists put all of the fluid specs in one place for the owner. Why out think it to save a few bucks?
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Save the old coolant for a gas engine and use the proper coolant in the diesel.

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Motorcraft premium gold engine coolant.
Its ethylene-glycol based brother man
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Only use the Ford Gold or a diesel specific that meets Ford's standard. Coolant for gas engines do not have the corrosion protection that your diesel engine requires. The green stuff will turn to gel in your diesel engine from the heat and pressure which will cause your engine to overheat. In other words, you can kiss your EGR cooler and head gaskets good bye if you don't use the correct coolant. The anti-corrosion build in it the diesel specific coolant will keep your cylinder walls leak free from cavitation.
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Save the old coolant for a gas engine and use the proper coolant in the diesel.

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Actually alot of the gassers are getting particular on what to use with all the dis-similar metals now used. Go to the owners manual and look at the required specs for your motor. Corrosion, cavitation and electolysis can all spell doom to your engine wether a diesel or gasser. Penny wise, pound stupid. Your call. I would rather throw away free coolant than a good engine.
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Actually alot of the gassers are getting particular on what to use with all the dis-similar metals now used. Go to the owners manual and look at the required specs for your motor. Corrosion, cavitation and electolysis can all spell doom to your engine wether a diesel or gasser. Penny wise, pound stupid. Your call. I would rather throw away free coolant than a good engine.
No need to throw it away, use it in your tires.
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