If you like your car, you keep your car.
You said a lot, so I may be not addressing everything, feel free to ask as much as you like, and I would be more than glad to help you through as much as I can.
I'm going to throw a few things out there.
Dex-cool is NOT a problem, but stay with what your using anyways.
Regarding the brake light problem- if fluid is good, check the e-brake lever/pedel for any sagging.
Security light "MAy" be related to the ignition switch...or key, try another key. The anti-theft system is not happy most likely.
We have a very talented technician from MN named Justanold...granted he thinks he just knows fords.
He may be able to help steer you to a shop.
You will never try my patience, so be yourself. I am here because I want to be.
The 3.1 engines had a problem with intake manifold gaskets and may explain both the oil and coolant loss. This is your biggest concern.
At 210,000 it may not be a bad idea to think about a reman engine.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 AT 7:31 PM