Starting on Page 162, the guide states that you have regular coolant, unless it is orange in color. While this IS an extended life coolant, it is not intended to be in servece for the LIFETIME of the vehicle.
HERE, you will find information about the different coolants used in FORD vehicles.
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CAUTION: Do not mix Standard (green) Coolant with Extended Life Coolant (orange). If mixing occurs, drain engine cooling system and refill with originally equipped coolant type. If this contamination occurs the service change interval on Extended Life Coolant will be reduced from 6 years/150,000 miles to 3 years/30,000 miles.
The only other thing I can think of is maybe you put in the wrong kind of coolant? Not every type of coolant works in every car. Other than that, try head gasket sealer because if your head gasket is leaking, it can't be a big leak, otherwise you'd have problems right away.
When coolant gets drained and refilled air bubbles are often trapped inside the cooling system. If you imagine pouring a soft drink and you see all the little bubbles sticking to the sides of your glass, you'll get the idea. After driving those bubbles eventually "burp" their way up to the top, and consequently the coolant level drops. Top it up one more time and my guess is you'll be good to go.
No if the head gasket went it takes time to wear a spot out in it to make it finally go.How many miles on it?Rust in coolant mean you had a dirty radiator that needed flushed out for a long time, and the rad changes just helped cleaning it.
It's either a bad hose or a bad radiator. You'll just have to isolate exactly where the coolant is coming from to be sure. In any case, it needs to be fixed ASAP if it's as bad as you indicate or you will permanently damage the engine.
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CAUTION: Do not mix Standard (green) Coolant with Extended Life Coolant (orange). If mixing occurs, drain engine cooling system and refill with originally equipped coolant type. If this contamination occurs, the service change interval on Extended Life Coolant will be reduced from 6 years/150,000 miles to 3 years/30,000 miles.
Drain radiator until engine coolant is out of degas bottle. Disconnect radiator overflow hose and engine coolant vent hose at degas bottle.
Remove power steering oil reservoir retaining screws and position power steering oil reservoir out of the way.
Remove degas bottle return hose and clamp. Remove degas bottle retainers and remove degas bottle.
Position degas bottle in vehicle and install retaining screw and nut. Tighten retaining bolt and nut to 9-12 Nm (80-106 inch lbs.)
Connect degas bottle hose and clamp to degas bottle.
Position power steering oil reservoir onto degas bottle and install retaining screws securely.
Connect radiator overflow hose and engine coolant vent hose to degas bottle.
how many miles have you driven the car sence it came out of storage? you said it sat for 6 years it could be rust on fly wheel or pressure plate, that would make it shift like you said, because the clutch plate is either sticking to the fly wheel or pressure plate. when it shifts hard that means the clutch is not releacing all the way most likely because of the rust. i would just drive it and see if it comes out of it. it shoud not take long maybe 50 to 100 miles more or less. also i would chg. trans oil, setting that long moisture could have got in there, you know what they say about oil and water. also if it has a cable for clutch chk. see if it's hanging up to. setting that long rust becomes a big factor. hope this helps.