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Motorcraft WSS M97B44-D Orange Coolant Equivalent

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You've come to the right place if you're looking for an alternative to Motorcraft orange coolant.

We'll also provide a few tips on choosing the right product for your needs. So whether you're looking for a cheaper alternative or an easier-to-find product, we've got you covered!

Motorcraft Orange Coolant Equivalent

It is recommended that Motorcraft orange coolant be used for Ford spec WSS-M97B44-D2/D. However, orange-hued antifreeze has been discontinued and may now be substituted with yellow coolant.

For more info, you can read at this Motorcraft Antifreeze Usage Chart.

The antifreeze/coolant from Motorcraft® meets Ford Motor Company's rigorous technical requirements. It has also undergone extensive in-vehicle testing in the applications for which it has been authorized.

Is DexCool The Same As Motorcraft Orange?

Most orange coolants are Dexcool, which is ethylene glycol-based but includes a component that extends the product's longevity. Motorcraft Orange differs from Dexcool in a few ways. The ethylene glycol content in Motorcraft Orange is 40-50%, whereas it is 30-60% in Dexcool.

The levels of diethylene glycol in Motorcraft Orange vary from 1 to 5 percent. In addition to having an anticorrosive ingredient, Dexcool contains another antioxidant that isn't present in Motorcraft Orange.

Can “Universal” Antifreeze/coolants be Used in all Vehicle Applications?

Because the intricacy and technological progress of today's cooling systems render it impossible to find a single antifreeze/coolant that works in all vehicles, no one antifreeze/coolant has been proven to work.

  • Most general types of antifreeze/coolants do not include the silicates or nitrites essential in Motorcraft® Gold Antifreeze/Coolant or Premium Antifreeze/Coolant car engines.
  • The incorrect antifreeze/coolant can damage the engine and cooling system components.

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