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Old 11-30-2015, 07:34 AM   #41
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"My Ford truck (diesel) is a 2000 year model and has never had the antifreeze changed or even added to for that matter. Thats 15 years. It doesnt look worn to me. I think I'll keep running it awhile longer."

The hassle with old coolant (over 3 years) is it can turn into a mild ACID..

That is why most AF mfg ask you to change it , newer engines have lots of aluminum , that dissolves easily.

Any drug store or truck stop will sell PH strips to see .
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Old 11-30-2015, 09:49 AM   #42
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My Ford truck (diesel) is a 2000 year model and has never had the antifreeze changed or even added to for that matter. Thats 15 years. It doesnt look worn to me. I think I'll keep running it awhile longer.
What you cant see is the galvanic action between the many different materials in a modern engine when the coolant looses its additives.
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