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Coolant color for 2006 Explorer

I know that the 2006 Explorer takes orange Dexcul radiator coolant. I am wondering if there is another color that I can also use? I heard about some California law that made the new coolant change to a yellow color to make it more eco friendly. What's the real story? Has the color changed for is there another coolant that will now work?

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Explorers do not take dexcool usually the cap shows the coolant used if it shows the coolant in black it is green coolant if it shows yellow it is yellow you should notice that the orange is usually crossed out showing it to not be used

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