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Van : A question about coolant

Discussion in 'Revan Racing' started by darkside323, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. darkside323

    darkside323 Member Established Member

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    Hello Van. I just spent a day on the Big track at WillowSprings. I had a blast until a radiator hose busted at a union between rubber and plastic while in a turn which caused my car to spin out and nearly missing the wall. Scary indeed but it revealed a weakness in my car. I just purchased one of your super competition heat exchangers from another member on the forum so that my temps could stay lower during spirited driving. As I am researching it's installation I've come up to a lot of suggestions on which coolant to use. Honestly it is overwhelming. Steve from True forged recommend I use the Motorcraft orange as per your suggestion. Just wondering why it is a good choice. My car is an 2007 GT 500. Motor is stock and only has a tune and intake. Thanks in advance and have a great day.
     
  2. Van@RevanRacing

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    Just make sure you use the pre-diluted Ford Orange. I've had good success on my cars and customer cars.
     
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    Is it okay to mix distiller water with the motorcraft Orange coolant ? I would assume it's fine but wanted to be sure.
     
  4. Van@RevanRacing

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    I'd use filtered water instead of distilled.
     
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    Why do you recommend filtered over distilled? I thought distilled water was captured from water vapor which in turn has zero minerals in it. Thanks, Duane
     
  6. Van@RevanRacing

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    Duane

    There is nothing wrong with distilled water whatsoever. I've used filtered water and de-ionized/distilled water in different applications yet I have not seen any negative affects using either. When mixing with coolant the effects are negligible.

    Van
     
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    Surprised the hose popped. These cars aren't that old.



    Van, donthese blocks have one or two drain plugs? I imagine all of the factory gold needs to be out before the orange goes in. A lot don't mix well?
     
  8. Van@RevanRacing

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    When I used to flush my 2007 out I would remove the TSTAT and then drain the system as best as possible. Even use air pressure at the engine coolant cap to try and blow it out.

    Then I would fill with water completely and leave the TSTAT OUT. Let it run for out 10 minutes with the cap off. Drain again. Then add the Ford Orange.

    Van
     

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