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Old 05-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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6.0L Overheating

I had dinner with a friend last evening who runs Diesel trucks. I told him that I just ordered a Sportsmobile with the 6.0 Litre engine and mentioned that apparently, because of the van configuration, they tended to run hot. He said to go to www.evanscooling.com/main23.htm and check the information out. He uses the stuff in all his trucks and absolutely swears by it. It's a straight replacement for regular antifreeze and you don't add water. A little pricey, at around $250 but if it makes the truck run cooler...What the hey? BTW, neither he nor I are affiliated with Evans.

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Old 05-04-2008, 04:52 PM   #2
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Does anyone here have any real world personal experience with this?

Has anyone heard anythign about it?


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Old 05-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #3
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If I recall correctly, you have to use specific antifreeze rather than even regular Prestone. That would make me somewhat hesitant on using something other than what Ford recommends. I tend to be a little cautious so that Ford doesn't have any reason to deny an engine warranty.


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Old 05-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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I agree, Herb.

However, having said that, making that engine run cooler would seem to be a priority. Sometimes it seems as if Ford not only doesn't have a better idea, they also want to decline warranty coverage to those that do.

Also, (assuming this stuff actually works as advertised), Ford would have to prove that whatever happened to your vehicle was actually a result of your having used it in the first place. Of course Ford is famous for doing just that! (Or just denying coverage altogether and letting you sort it out.

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Old 05-04-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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Water Wetter has a very good reputation. Don't believe it helpls with preventing freezing however.


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Old 05-04-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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If you read all the way to the bottom, they recommend to run the engine hotter than normal (turn fan off below 230F). This is to save pumping losses of the fan.

The 'system' uses propylene glycol. This in nothing special. It is commonly sold as 'safe' or 'green' coolant at auto part stores. P-G is a popular food additive to smoothen the surface of foods.

Running an open coolant system that depends on nucleate boiling is not good for a EGR engine. The air bubbles generated must be scrubbed out of the system. This is the purpose of the overflow bottle. Too many bubbles means your overflow bottle will overfill.

I would never recommend this system, It must void the warranty.

Running P-G on a closed system is OK, but might still void the FMC warranty...


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Well, I guess that answers that question. I guess I'll just save the P G to smoothen my food and let the engine run hot. Actually, it sounds like running the engine hot is harder on the occupants of the van than it is on the engine!

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