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Need to change radiator coolant

I was told my 2003 Thunderbird had permanent radiator coolant. I have 16,000 miles on my car and the original coolant. Should it be changed or am OK as is.

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CLICK HERE for your maintenence guide
CLICK HERE for your owner's manual

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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Hi, to anwser your question, no there is no such thing is permanent coolant. your vehicle recommends having it replaced every 5 years or 100k. its been 5 yrs so it would be reccomended soon, but it is probably not that bad with only 16,000 miles on the car. here is a link with more reccomendations for your car.
http://www.autozone.com/addVehicleId,2857701/initialAction,repairGuide/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152801f3526

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