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Is there a difference between red and green coolant or antifreeze?

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2006-07-28 00:41:27
2006-07-28 00:41:27

There has been a very lively discussion going on about "Red" or Dexcool

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It uses R134a refrigerant and green antifreeze.It uses R134a refrigerant and green antifreeze.



The green color antifreeze will be just fine.


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It uses regular old green antifreeze.


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You can but then the mixture will turn into gel and your entire coolant system will be ruined. If you continue driving your engine will overheat and your car, destroyed.


it is not reccomended to mix orange coolant with green. it will harm cooling system. only use dex-cool or the correct brand. call dealership to see if universal coolant is ok!!


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The coolant in a 1998 model has dex cool antifreeze. It is red in color and not green. It is suppose to be good for 5 years or 150000 miles.


It uses green antifreeze.It uses green antifreeze.


Ford sells green colored antifreeze also , I don't believe you should mix the 2 colors


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