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post #1 of 17 Old 11-07-2010, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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ELC coolant flush.

Well its about that time that I am deciding to flush the coolant system and replace it with some ELC coolant. Can anyone give me a list of everything I need to get this done or direct me to a write up on it. Also can anyone tell me if I ad the dieselsite coolant filter system will it void my factory warranty?

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Well its about that time that I am deciding to flush the coolant system and replace it with some ELC coolant. Can anyone give me a list of everything I need to get this done or direct me to a write up on it. Also can anyone tell me if I ad the dieselsite coolant filter system will it void my factory warranty?
Drain pull t/stat fill with distilled water and 1 gallon of restore you may be able to get it from Cummins run 20 min drain all water fill with distilled water run 20 drain if it looks clean replace t/stat go back with ELC. I'm getting the Delo the International dealer has it for $14.53 a gallon. Your warranty will still be good, i have already asked this question.
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Drain pull t/stat fill with distilled water and 1 gallon of restore you may be able to get it from Cummins run 20 min drain all water fill with distilled water run 20 drain if it looks clean replace t/stat go back with ELC. I'm getting the Delo the International dealer has it for $14.53 a gallon. Your warranty will still be good, i have already asked this question.
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Are you sure this won't void the warranty? The warranty is the only thing thats stopping me from doing this.

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The coolant filter shouldn't effect your warranty ... but the ELC could if you have a
" Cooling System " related failure of some sort like a water pump leak and they say the ELC damaged the water pump seal etc. Dealers are getting very tight on warranty coverage and some are looking for any way out of having to cover something.

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ELC is the coolant recommended and used by International for this engine. Ford would have a hard time denying a warranty claim for this.


Coolant Flush for changing to ELC

Drain coolant by removing lower radiator hose. Drain block from plug on drivers side of the block. Remove the thermostat. Replace plug in block and put lower hose back on. Put thermostat housing back on without thermostat. Fill with tap water. run for 5 minutes then drain as above. Put 2 qts of VC-9 and fill with tap water. Drive it for about 60-90 minutes. Drain and flush after. Put in 1 gallon of Restore an top with tap water. Drive it for an 60-90 minutes then drain. Flush 2 times with tap water or whatever it takes to come clear. Flush 3 more times with distilled water. Replace thermostat or put in a new one. Put hose back, make sure block plug is tight. Add 3.5 gallons of ELC concentrate and top off with distilled water. Make sure to run engine for 5 minutes between flushes to circulate the water good. Have heater on set to hi while doing this to flush the heater core too.

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I just am afraid of the warranty being voided. I only have about 13 months left on my warranty but I just like knowing that if I do have a problem during that time Ford will cover it.

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As I would agree with you 100% ... I've been told from my local Ford dealer that they could in fact void a warranty claim on a " Coolant Related Issue / Failure " on my truck if it contained an ELC. It would have to be proved that the ELC caused the failure and that is probably easier said than done. It's not stopping me though ... just bought my ELC and flush related stuff this morning.

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I can see this being a nasty fight with the dealer...

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If you think it's going to be a issue,just have the stealership do it. Than they can't pass the blame to you.
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I dont think Ford would mess with ya on it. Im not worried about it. Then again, I bet they would ask about the studs, EGR delete, and straight pipe before red coolant.

Either way, I am doing this so I dont have to see them again.

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