2000 Ford Explorer DARK THICK FLUID IN RADIATOR

Tiny
HOOVERLS
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  • 2000 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,000 MILES
THE WATER IN THE RADIATOR IS DARK AND THICK. THE TEMP. GAUGE READS COLD. IT DOESN'T OVERHEAT AND RUNS FINE. CAN THIS BE A HEAD GASKET PROBLEM OR JUST DIRTY WATER. THERE IS NO WATER IN THE OIL.
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Friday, January 18th, 2008 AT 4:41 PM

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Tiny
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Thats dirty coolant. There is a prestone product that neutralizes your cooling system. It is a couple hour procedure to clean out the system. Also the no heat problem is either a thermostat that is stuck open(most likely) or crud in your heater core, (it can be cleaned out with compressed air. When refilling system in my opinion, use 50/50 mixture of water and green coolant. Feedback is greatly appreciated
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Friday, January 18th, 2008 AT 4:45 PM

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