65 Again: 2017 Shelby GT350

67 AGAIN

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Marc was this a recal

No, it’s not a recall.

But the orange coolant has been found to turn to sludge after about 5 years with poor corosion protection.

Ford has stopped its production entirely.
Can’t get it anymore unless it’s leftover stock on some dealer shelf somewhere.

Ford has replaced it with the yellow coolant.
Replacing the orange is protection against the sludge buildip and returns good corosion resistance to your coolant system.

I got that information from Dasilva.
The dealerships don’t mention it because it’s not a recall.
If you take your car to dealership and are low on coolant, the trchs will simply add some yellow in with the orange.
 

white 5.0

Well-known member
No, it’s not a recall.

But the orange coolant was been found to turn to sludge after about 5 years with poor corosion protection.

Ford has stopped its production entirely.
Can’t get it anymore unless it’s leftover stock on some dealer shelf somewhere.

Ford has replaced it with the yellow coolant.
Replacing the orange is protection against the sludge buildip and returns good corosion resistance to your coolant system.

I got that information from Dasilva.
The dealerships don’t mention it because it’s not a recall.
If you take your car to dealership and are low on coolant, the trchs will simply add some yellow in with the orange.
Thanks marc .
 

SVT4MT

Well-known member
No, it’s not a recall.

But the orange coolant has been found to turn to sludge after about 5 years with poor corosion protection.

Ford has stopped its production entirely.
Can’t get it anymore unless it’s leftover stock on some dealer shelf somewhere.

Ford has replaced it with the yellow coolant.
Replacing the orange is protection against the sludge buildip and returns good corosion resistance to your coolant system.

I got that information from Dasilva.
The dealerships don’t mention it because it’s not a recall.
If you take your car to dealership and are low on coolant, the trchs will simply add some yellow in with the orange.

I haven't checked, but I hope I'm not running sludge. ;)

Good info Marc, thanks, think I mentioned previously I already had my truck done a year or two back.

Got a system flush for the car on the roster for spring, along with oil change and battery change out, and investigate the noise I had show up last fall.

Battery change out is cheap insurance, it's getting on to seven years old, and these new ones die fast when they go.
 
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