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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesSilver15ST View Post
    thanks for all the input everyone. i did not intend to start a roast of that guy. any way looking around the engine bay and underneath i dont see anything else that dosent look factory to me. i am still concerned that about the tune, but having just dropped all my cash on the car an accessport is going to have to wait. i have been looking for more info about these cars using coolant and i havent seen a definitive answer as to where its going. also are there any substitutes for motorcraft orange coolant? beside flushing it out and replacing it with something else.
    Just order some from RockAuto. I would use the OEM coolant. Fill it up and see how much you are using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesSilver15ST View Post
    thanks for all the input everyone. i did not intend to start a roast of that guy. any way looking around the engine bay and underneath i dont see anything else that dosent look factory to me. i am still concerned that about the tune, but having just dropped all my cash on the car an accessport is going to have to wait. i have been looking for more info about these cars using coolant and i havent seen a definitive answer as to where its going. also are there any substitutes for motorcraft orange coolant? beside flushing it out and replacing it with something else.

    Regarding a tune, (I'm pretty sure that) uninstalling an AccessPort uninstalls the tune from your car as well. An AccessPort that has not been uninstalled from a car is practically worthless as Cobb will change as much to force-unpair a used AP as they are selling for. So it's a pretty good bet that, whether your car was ever tuned, it isn't now.
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    Just my 2 cents worth.

    If you are going to buy coolant from RockAuto (good place).
    Get the CONCENTRATED otherwise you are just shipping 50% water.

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    Make sure that you use distilled water to mix with the concentrated coolant.

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    thanks for the info about the accessport, I am new to tuners and wasn't sure how that worked. Are there any common problems with the ST that I should be on the lookout for. Also about the coolant issue when I open the coolant reservoir the cap was very difficult to unscrew, is this common or could that it be related to losing coolant somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesSilver15ST View Post
    thanks for the info about the accessport, I am new to tuners and wasn't sure how that worked. Are there any common problems with the ST that I should be on the lookout for. Also about the coolant issue when I open the coolant reservoir the cap was very difficult to unscrew, is this common or could that it be related to losing coolant somewhere?
    Most common issue is the blend door actuator. If you hear a lot of clicking from your climate system and it blows only hot or cold air, that is likely the cause. Can find plenty of info on that in here along with ways to order the part and fix yourself. Other than that, pretty smooth sailing for anyone that isn't trying to push a ton of boost and power from what I've read.

    As for the coolant cap, I don't know the technical term for its construction, but pressure builds up in the reservoir/system and the cap is made in a way that as you loosen, it gets to a section where it will release any pressure, but not come off. As you keep going it will eventually come off. But yeah, it doesn't feel smooth and takes a little while. But that is better than getting blasted with hot-ass coolant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Congrats on the car. You need to fill your coolant reservoir quick.
    Probably why he sold it... quick. I'd never knowingly buy manglified vehicle.
    It'll be a good learning experience.

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