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antifreeze in my car is orange and very gooey...i added more water…

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The antifreeze in my car...
The antifreeze in my car is orange and very gooey. I figured maybe it needs to be diluted with more water so i added more water to it. But what could cause it to look this way?

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1996 Ford Taurus GL V6

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The antifreeze in my car is orange and very gooey. I figured maybe it needs to be diluted with more water so i added more water to it. But what could cause it to look this way?

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1996 Ford Taurus GL V6

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Auto Mechanic: john, Auto, ATV, Sleds, Bikes, Tractors replied 13 years ago
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You may have rust in your system,causing the orange look. My suggestion is too have your cooling sytem drained and flushed,this is too ensure that your engine will run cool and your heater core does not get plugged up.This may save you a bundle in the long run on engine repairs.
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