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Old 11-25-2006
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Coolant Question

I got a 97 w/2.3 and lately its been heating up rather quickly 10min to running temp apposed to 25-30min running temp. The engine dosent go past running temp at all and Friday on the highway the thermostat kicked open. Never seen it do it before. And i looked in my resivor(sp?) and the fluid is brownish. Dose this mean that i gotta change the fluid or what?

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i would recommend changing it......while you got it out, change your thermostate......it prolly is about time.......
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Yes, and older Rangers had huge galvanic corrosion problems. Change it soon and use the new OAT (organic acid technology) coolants -- they help prevent that.
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Alright I figured I would have to do that. Any brands of coolant you guys recommend?
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Old 11-26-2006
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I think I found which one Ill use, I get stuff from this company so this is what they have

http://www.peakantifreeze.com/peak_g...time_5050.html

Looks good to me and I'm too lazy to dillute it myself
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