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Old 12-03-2002, 02:52   #1 (permalink)
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recommended coolant for EA

Folks, what is the consensus on which coolant to use for E series fords?

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Old 12-03-2002, 03:35   #2 (permalink)
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I've been using tectaloy stuff in dads falcon, I don't recommend anyone using it unless they are willing to change and flush ya radiator every 6 months, it doesnt last long and gives little protection.

I'm not sure on everyone elses opinion but I am a very big fan of the astral coolant, it has everyting you'll ever want in a coolant in it, eg rust inhibitors, anti-boil/freeze and the biggest thing I like about it is lubricants. If you touch it there is an oily residue that stays on your hands. And after being in a car over 2 years it comes out exactly how it went in. I highly recommend it but it is very expensive, around $30 for 2L.

Alot of people also recommend toyota coolant, but from people at work who provide us with radiator flushing tools and equipment say its the worst they come across.
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With the astral coolant? do we top up the rest of the colling system with water or just leave the coolant in there on its own.

Forgive my ignorance.

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I use the Castrol stuff and change it once a year.
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This time around i used the Genuine Ford stuff but i usually use Nulon long life coolant...

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I would be buying at least 2 bottles of the astral coolant for the falcons, then top up with water, it's already a pre-mixed coolant and if you only used one bottle I think it would become too watered down and become useless
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