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Coolant question for 2000 v6 Mustang

When I changed the coolant the other day it was really oily feeling and actually looked like snot in it however the coolant around the thermostat looked perfectlly normal. I'm confused about what this is? Also the exhaust is shooting out water do mustangs normally do this? I know I posted about the white smoke and water but this is something new that wasn't discussed

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Theres probably sludge in your coolant system, it just wayy past due for a flush. antifreeze is slightly oily so an oily feeling normal. (not saying it should feel like motor oil tho) and yes all cars have moisture in the exhaust when theyre running.

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elaborate on the water shooting out of exhaust

2003 3.8L V6 4R70W
Windstar Upper Intake with cool-air intake, MAC LT headers, BBK O/R H-pipe, and flow 40s, SCT tuner, FRPP Alum. D/S, 3.73 gears, Auburn HP limited slip, and Team Z LCAs, Eibach sway bars.
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The coolant feels real oily somebody told me maybe the radiator had stop leak in it from a previous owner.
The water kinda just drips if I hit the gas it sprays
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stop leak isnt a good sign. the water is normal like i said.
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If I rechange the coolant can I get the stop leak out? And do I flush the radiator with just water. I was planning on taking off the radiator tomorrow and taking the water hose to it and try to do the best visual inspection I can on the radiator for cracks. I've never used stop leak so I don't know the affects of it.
And about the water I'm glad that its normal I was just answering Marks ? I'm curious when I see things like that on this car because I don't know much about it at all. I tried to change the fuel filter today but got stopped because I didn't have the disconnect tool needed to take the old 1 off. I was searching online for alternative ways without going to buy a tool that I'm gona use 1 time and prob misplace it afterwards lol. But I couldn't find anyrthing on the net besides everything saying I needed the tool.
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i would fint out why the stop leak was used in the first place for sure, you could run water in the radiator to clean it out but make sure its all out and filled with the proper antifreeze. its startin to get chilly haha
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True about it getting chilly I use to love the cold now I can't stand it lol.
On my way to court now if I make it out I'm gonna take the radiator out and see what I can find.
What's the recommended amount of antifreeze the guy at autozone said put a gal of straight antifreeze and a gal of water. Is that right? I know cars take diff amounts than others I wanna make sure I'm getting things right
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50/50 mix.. alot come premixed

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Windstar Upper Intake with cool-air intake, MAC LT headers, BBK O/R H-pipe, and flow 40s, SCT tuner, FRPP Alum. D/S, 3.73 gears, Auburn HP limited slip, and Team Z LCAs, Eibach sway bars.
Best 1/4 time: 15.036 @90.92mph, 2.148 60'
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Ok so ill pick up some 50/50 on the way home I know there's a lot of places I can get it on my 3hr journey home. How much should I get
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approximately 3 gallons.. haynes says 11.8 quarts... cant hurt to have more on hand

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Windstar Upper Intake with cool-air intake, MAC LT headers, BBK O/R H-pipe, and flow 40s, SCT tuner, FRPP Alum. D/S, 3.73 gears, Auburn HP limited slip, and Team Z LCAs, Eibach sway bars.
Best 1/4 time: 15.036 @90.92mph, 2.148 60'
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buy strait antifreeze and mix it yourself, why pay more for somthing thats half water?
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