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6.0 Coolant Flush quick question

I'm getting ready to do the coolant flush on my 05 f250 tomorrow and I have everything prepped and ready to go and I've read just about ever thread out there on the coolant flushes but one thing I never really came across was how long it takes people to do this entire process. So my question is how long does the coolant flush normally take? Should I devote the entire day or half a day or 4-5 hours????
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I spent pretty much most of the day doing mine. But I didnt rush things. Just kinda took my time.

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Ok I was thinking I'd have to use a whole day, especially since I live in MI and it's gonna be a huge pain in my a$$ to get the truck up to temp with no thermostat in 20 degree weather.
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just pull your tstat

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I know I have to pull the tstat out but isn't it going to be really hard for me to get the truck up to operating temps with no tstat in the truck?
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It'll get up to temp quicker without a tstat in place. Are you doing a chemical or water flush? Since I always start late in the day, it's always taken me about two days to do my flushes.

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I'm doing the restore and restore plus flush. It's step 1 in a big project. After the flush I'm doing oil cooler, stc fitting, dummy plugs, stand pipes, egr delete and turbo cleaning
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I'm filling coolant with peak final charge elc concentrate
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You dont have to pull the t stat. Just use the radiator drain and the block drain on drivers side each time you drain it and repeat until nothing but clear distilled water comes out then add your 4 gal. of consentrait red coolant. I used like 15 gal. of distilled water to get it all out. There is 4 gal. (8 gal. system) that you cant drain so repeated fill/drive/drain processes are needed.

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Pull the thermostat and use a big chunk of cardboard to cover a good portion of the radiator to aid in getting it to temp. Watch the coolant temps to ensure it doesn't overheat (I doubt it will)
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