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I started the coolant flush today. I could not figure out how to get the top bolt on the starter to come out. I got the bottom and middle bolts, but I couldn't even get box end nor socket or that top bolt. Can someone please enlighten me?? Also I got the valve installed on drivers side and filled back up with distilled water and it only took 4 gallons, I drove around trying to burp it and that's all she wants. Everything I've read said 7 gallons total, am I doing something wrong? Thank you for your help. I have a 2005 CCLB 4X4.

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2005 F-250 CCLB 4X4
148,000 Miles
6" Rough Country 4 Link System
Anzo HID Projector Headlights
Retro-Solutions 6000K 55 watt HID & LED'S
2010 F-350 20" Ford Wheels with 35X12.50X20 Nitto Mud Grapplers
5" straight pipe
Studded Engine with EGR delete RCD, Rebuilt Oil Cooler, ICP and Dummyplugs and Drainplugs, Coolant filter Performance Machine and CCV mod. Cat ELC.

Avatar is picture of Daris my son that died in a car crash with Dex Brown June 2, 2012. We miss him very much!!!
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I just flushed mine a couple weeks ago but only pulled the block pulg on the drivers side so I cant offer anything on the starter removal. AS for the capacity, its a 7 gallon system but i'm pretty sure thats when its completely empty. I flushed with the hose initially so i never got a measurement on how much it took after my initial drain but every distilled water flush i did only took 4-5 gallons after that.
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heater core ??
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I just want to be able to drain all the water out of the block. I will try again this weekend to get the starter off to put valve in plug hole to drain entire block. I'm only getting 4 gallons out each time I flush and I'd like to get more turnover. Thank you.

2005 F-250 CCLB 4X4
148,000 Miles
6" Rough Country 4 Link System
Anzo HID Projector Headlights
Retro-Solutions 6000K 55 watt HID & LED'S
2010 F-350 20" Ford Wheels with 35X12.50X20 Nitto Mud Grapplers
5" straight pipe
Studded Engine with EGR delete RCD, Rebuilt Oil Cooler, ICP and Dummyplugs and Drainplugs, Coolant filter Performance Machine and CCV mod. Cat ELC.

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The engine alone holds 11.1 qt. the radiator, hoses and heater core hold the rest for a total of 28 qts according to this spec sheet I am looking at.

I think you may want to pull the radiator out and have it vated and rodded out or replaced. Check on priceing some rad. shops charge as much to tank and rod out as you can buy an aftermarket radiator.


Lord I shall lead them to the water but I will not try to make them drink
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