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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-24-03, 07:25 AM
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Can anyone tell me how often the antifreeze should be changed in a 2001 Ford Escort and what type should be used (regular or extended life). Any idea what type was originally used in the car from the manufacturer? Thanks!

 
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-25-03, 12:29 PM
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Re: Antifreeze question-2001 Ford Escort

Best to change it every year. If extended life, mabye 2 years, but no longer. Just use a good e. glycol coolant 50/50 with distilled water. I don't think Ford used dexcool, the orange stuff.

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Re: Antifreeze question-2001 Ford Escort

Well I guess I would consider myself an expert on antifreeze, living in Canada and all. temperatures right now are -24C with 20+ cm of snow on the ground.

As long as your engine and cooling system are in good shape AF will last more than a year but recommend changing at least every 3rd year. As mentioned use a 50/50 dilution of AF and water preferably distilled water. Most antifreeze is an ethylene glycol base which is the best, but make sure the brand you use is compatible with aluminum.

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Re: Antifreeze question-2001 Ford Escort

Hello Alberta,

-24C. Holy icecubes Batman. I refuse to even move at anything below +10C.

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