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Old 01-09-2014, 12:50 PM
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Time for VC-9?

Just got a new to me 04 Excursion with 6.0PSD. Deltas are hovering around 14 degrees. My ECT is 186-188 with EOT at 200. Outside air was about 60 degrees. I did put a sinister coolant filter on it and blue spring but thats it. Should I flush with restore then VC-9 or restore only? Looking for a little guidance...

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Try a very thorough back flush following this.

http://home.comcast.net/~lyon.family...ush%20v1-0.pdf


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Old 01-09-2014, 01:13 PM
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Do you think I can salvage the cooler or am I just cleaning things out before I need to go get a new oil cooler put in? Has anyone had any luck doing this that actually lowered deltas for more than a couple of weeks?
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You do a chemical flush and in mu opinion your gonna finish off the cooler. Your gonna break loose all the little pieces of krud and yes your coolant filter will catch some but the cooler will catch 99.999%.
Id say run your coolant filter and if you just gotta flush Id say a distilled water flush gently and refill.
Your oil cooler is on the way out. Leave it alone and monitor your temps and figure your time is limited. But in this time you can be getting your equipment ready for a new cooler. And it is very DIY friendly. And if you wanna knock it out of the ball park Id say look at something like Bullet Proof diesels set up. And yes it too is very DIY .
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You do a chemical flush and in mu opinion your gonna finish off the cooler. Your gonna break loose all the little pieces of krud and yes your coolant filter will catch some but the cooler will catch 99.999%.
Id say run your coolant filter and if you just gotta flush Id say a distilled water flush gently and refill.
Your oil cooler is on the way out. Leave it alone and monitor your temps and figure your time is limited. But in this time you can be getting your equipment ready for a new cooler. And it is very DIY friendly. And if you wanna knock it out of the ball park Id say look at something like Bullet Proof diesels set up. And yes it too is very DIY .
I think its a goner as well. I really don't like having to spend $1500 to get it fixed....My limited tool box and limited aptitude prevent me from DIY... This really irks me because I've owned it for only a month and during the test drive (20 minutes on the interstate) the delta was 7-9 degrees with outside temp of 70.
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Find a sticky here titled "Paramedic Saves 6.0." That will boost your confidence.


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You'd be very surprised at what little tools you will need. A basic hand tool set is pretty much all you need. ( I cant remember if you need torque wrench or not...) but check out some videos. I was very surprised at how easy it is. And you can save a BOAT load of cash....
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:26 PM
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Thanks for the help guys...If the flush doesn't work, I just may try to do it myself...saving over a grand would be really nice.
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Yes, you will need a torque wrench.
It looks alot more complicated than it really is. Taking it one step at a time, and labeling where stuff goes will make it real easy.
There is an step-by-step link in my signature that can help you...and if you get stuck anywhere along the line, you can always turn to the Org.
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The site is here if you decide to do the change yourself. A lot of truck crazy guys that love to help! Good luck,keep us posted how it goes for ya!
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