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Orange Ford coolant. So that's what in my radiator and intercooler.

I had looked at the coolant and it was so different than the Prestone I was used to.

I sure am glad I didn't add anything yet, as I may have used the wrong coolant and mucked things up.

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Originally Posted by 5.0 Coyote View Post
Why even take a chance,if you need to add coolant go down to Ford"s parts dept and buy a gallon so you have some at home,it can"t be that much different in $$/ Prestone and then you will know it won"t MESS anything up.How much did that 2012 GT cost again?
Ford even sells a 50/50 mix so you don't have to add distilled water. It's dummy proof.

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Exclamation Added about a cup

I just had to add about 1 cup of coolant to bring my reservoir up to the MIN line when cold but I was told, by the guy at Auto Zone (I know, BIG MISTAKE!!), that the Prestone 50/50 mix was ok. It was yellow and it didn't change the color of what was in the reservoir so I'm wondering if I'm ok or if I should flush and refill at this point. I have a 2015 Ford Focus with the 2.0L DOHC. Yes, it's not the flashy fancy one and it's not a Mustang but it is a Ford!!!
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The fluid should be good for 100K miles.

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