||07-21-2014 03:10 PM
If what you're saying is correct, I'm really behind the times. For 2007, Ford specifically says NOT to use orange antifreeze. The 2007 specifies gold antifreeze. Motorcraft has it, as does Zerex (G-05). The Owner's Guide and symbol on the radiator cap warn not to use orange.
I don't know why Ford would recommend using the diluted antifreeze. From what I have read, the diluted has a shorter shelf life than the full strength stuff, so it's not what you want to keep around for an occasional top-up. You would dilute it with deionized or distilled water just before the top-up.
Also, you wouldn't want to use the diluted stuff after a flush. The reason is that you never get all the water out of the system by flushing. So you add full-strength antifreeze in a quantity based on 50 per cent of the capacity of the cooling system. Then you add deionized or distilled water to reach the correct coolant level. Otherwise, you are going to have less than 50 per cent antifreeze in the system.
Anyway, be sure to use what Ford specifies. Do not use "this antifreeze works with all cars."