COOLANT - USE OF RECYCLED ENGINE COOLANT - SERVICE TIP
COOLING SYSTEM - USE OF RECYCLED ENGINE COOLANT - SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: SEPTEMBER 11, 1995
1980 and after CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG, THUNDERBIRD 1981 and after ESCORT 1982-1988 EXP 1984-1994 TEMPO 1986 and after TAURUS 1988-1993 FESTIVA 1989 and after PROBE 1994 and after ASPIRE 1995 and after CONTOUR
1980 and after CONTINENTAL, COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR 1981-1986 CAPRI 1981-1987 LYNX 1984-1992 MARK VII 1984-1994 TOPAZ 1986 and after SABLE 1987-1989 TRACER 1991-1994 CAPRI 1991 and after TRACER 1993 and after MARK VIII 1995 and after MYSTIQUE
1985-1989 XR4TI 1988-1989 SCORPIO
1980 and after F-150-350 SERIES 1981 and after ECONOLINE 1982 and after BRONCO 1983 and after RANGER 1984-1990 BRONCO II 1986 and after AEROSTAR 1988 and after F SUPER DUTY 1991 and after EXPLORER 1993 and after VILLAGER 1995 and after WINDSTAR
This TSB is being republished in its entirety to include warranty information when using recycled coolant.
Ford Motor Company authorizes the use of recycled engine coolant that, when properly processed and reinhibited, meets Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A. At this time, the Rotunda Coolant Recycler (181-00003) process is the only approved coolant recycling method available through Ford that is capable of producing recycled engine coolant that meets Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A.
Refer to the following Service Procedure for coolant processing and reinhibiting using Rotunda Coolant Recycler (181-00003).
WHILE TESTING SHOWS THAT RECYCLED ENGINE COOLANT CAN PROVIDE ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE, THE COOLANT PRODUCED FROM ROTUNDA EQUIPMENT IS INTENDED FOR USE WITHIN DEALERSHIPS ON WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER PAY REPAIRS ONLY AND NOT INTENDED FOR RETAIL SALE. THERE ARE REGULATORY, PACKAGING AND LABELING CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH THE RETAIL SALE OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS.
THE REINHIBITOR CHEMICALS PROVIDED WITH THIS EQUIPMENT ARE NOT APPROPRIATE FOR USE ON MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK APPLICATIONS.
ROTUNDA PREMIUM COOLANT REINHIBITORS #1 AND #2 HAVE BEEN SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED TO WORK WITH ROTUNDA COOLANT RECYCLER (181-00003). USE OF ANY OTHER CHEMICAL ADDITIVES WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL VOID ALL WARRANTIES FOR THE EQUIPMENT AND FOR THE FINAL COOLANT PRODUCT.
DIRECTIONS FOR PROCESSING USED ENGINE COOLANT WITH ROTUNDA COOLANT RECYCLER
Close the drain valve on the unit.
Open the fill valve.
Pour used engine coolant into the funnel on the side of the unit.
MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS 25 GALLONS (95 L).
Insert the outlet hoses of the recycler into clean, properly labeled containers. One (1) container is for the outlet process water and the other container is for distilled ethylene glycol.
Push the "ON" switch on the front to start the operation. The unit will process 1 gallon (3.8 L) per hour of operation and will automatically shut off when cycle is complete.
Add reinhibitor following the directions in this article.
Open the drain valve to drain the residue from the distillation vessel. Dispose of residue in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations.
ADDING REINHIBITOR CHEMICALS
Process the coolant according to the directions listed in this article.
Thoroughly mix 4 fl oz (118 mL) of Reinhibitor #1 to each gallon of distilled ethylene glycol.
Thoroughly mix 4 fl oz (118 mL) of Reinhibitor #2 to each gallon of distilled ethylene glycol.
Check the pH level of the coolant. The pH level must be between 9 and 11.
Add enough water to the concentrated coolant to produce a 50/50 mixture of coolant and water.
THE CONCENTRATED COOLANT MUST BE MIXED WITH WATER TO MEET THE NECESSARY ENGINE FREEZE PROTECTION.
Check the coolant freeze point of the 50% coolant solution. Freeze point should be -34°F (-37°C).
Consult the Rotunda Coolant Recycler Manual for more detailed operating instructions. Call 1-800-ROTUNDA, 8 AM to 8 PM EST, for inquiries regarding the Rotunda Coolant Recycler and to order the Reinhibitor (187-R0001).
Rotunda Premium Coolant Reinhibitor
WARRANTY CLAIMS: Dealer can claim recycled engine coolant by Ford approved process via a warranty repair on an 1863 claim as follows:
Part Number: RECCOOL (not a valid part number, but it is recognized on an 1863 claim).
Quantity: Indicate the number of QUARTS of recycled coolant used.