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Old 03-31-2013, 05:30 AM
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coolant flush/new oil cooler ?

ok guys hopefully tomorrow can start on wife's 05, got arps, stand pipes, dummy plugs, egr delete, new oil cooler, stc fitting and so one. question is, i just did a coolant flush about 3 months ago, do i need to do another one when i get everything installed or what? just worried once i install everything dont want to clog the new cooler. thanks
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:43 AM
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I wouldn't do it once the new stuff is installed but before. Hope you've been filtering things too.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:03 AM
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^^^AGREE dont flush with the new equipment installed. You wanna protect that cooler.
Keep us posted how the job goes. I was suprised how much krap was stuffed in there but when all was said and done was suprised how easily it went.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:05 AM
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I just did it I put new zerex and coolant filter in last weekend this weekend new headgaskets and new coolant again
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:44 AM
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ok thanks, well i just recently done the flsh and added new coolant, so should be ok on that part, just didnt know if i was to do it again after all the new parts went in. hope to get started tomorrow so we will see. haha
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do the flush before new parts FORD MESSED UP BIG TIME... when I was brandnew to 6.0's i did the elc swap and killed my oil cooler in like 3 days afterwards haha.

just use the vc-9 stuff I think the warning says dont leave it in for more then 3 hrs because its a strong acid.

I think it would be fine to use garden hose water for the first 2-3 flushes as well to save money then do 2-3 flushes with straight up destilled water. My flush takes most of the day but im tired of oil coolers lol.

reg water and vc-9 I believe 2 qrts flush

reg water

reg water
----------------- I watched a video when one man put a garden hose in the degas bottle and let is start overflowing from degas with all the drains opened and WOT for like 2 seconds and let the water pump force all the junk out. he only did it couple times and let the water start overflowing from degas again before he WOT. I might try this next time. I gotta do studs and oil cooler this weekend.

distilled water

distilled water

50/50 cat elc/ distilled water.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:46 PM
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Just to clear up, you add 100% Cat EC-1 coolant to your distilled water, and top off with distilled water.
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