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I did EVERYTHING wrong now I need help
I've been a stalker on the site for some time and now I speak-up to ask for help.
Quick Bio: (154,000mi/bone stock)
My truck has/had an on going problem for about 4years and I've asked everyone in the world for help and have had it in 4different shops with no help. My truck would rev(surge) without touching the gas. At a stoplight with your foot on the brake it would at times push you forward if you didn't have the brake pressed hard. If the fuel tank was full it wouldn't show up until 1/4tank but it could do it at any time Full-1/2-1/4 but was always worse when fuel was low. So I drove this truck everyday used to it running wrong. At the same time IT NEVER didn't run and NEVER left me stranded. I think I got used to explaining to anyone in the truck it
"had a mind of it's own" Soooooo
I mention this (it always running poor)because I feel like such a sh$t-head for doing this:
About 6months back I tore the lower rad hose and the truck overheated. Not bad I caught it early on an shut the motor off on I95 and coasted it off the highway. I replaced the hose and used the Universal Anti-freeze. That is my first mistake.
Fast forward to last month. I was washing my truck and I noticed the radiator fluid was low so I filed it with water. I kept an eye on it an added water a few more times.
Then it all went bad. Towing a small trailer (maybe 800lbs max) it overheated. I checked the fluid and it was empty an thought I had a leak. I filed it (maybe 2-3gal worth) and limped home.
When I tried to re-start it it had hydro-locked and the idiot I am I kept keep turning the key. It pushed out at least a gallon of antifreeze out the tail pipe. Most would stop there and say "something is wrong"... I drove it the next day and after it heated up it looked like a steam engine.
I shut it off and it was hydro-locked again and I burned up the starter trying to start it again.
At least I admit I'm a sh$t-head.
So,the Universal antifreeze clogged the oil cooler and the EGR went. At this point I figure take the heads off and see what else is bad.
Yesterday I got the heads off (cab-on) and the water left in the cylinders has left a mark on the walls but worse is the water channels are all rusty BAD!! I cleaned the water out cylinders and loaded them with bp blaster. It sat hydo-locked for at least 2weeks.
My question (I got a bunch) is: What am I gonna do about the rust. Or the junk I got in the coolent channels? I've drained EVERYTHING an have the radiator being chem cleaned. I'm replacing the heater core and the oil cooler but then what? I put the whole thing back together an then what? All this junk is clearly going to clog the oil cooler right way.
I will flush,flush,flush and back flush but should I just plan on changing the oil cooler again very soon.
At this point I have spent more time reading this forum and every other I can find then it took me to get the heads off(It was a b$tch) but I haven't seen anything about this situation.
My heads are at the machine shop being cleaned and checked an I have all parts and many upgrades in hand and before I put it back together I figured I'd ask about the coolent problem
Thanks for hanging in there on this long post.