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Join Date: Apr 2010
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You've got a good strategy. Might as well take care of those so it's out of the way then take care of studs a little later.
Yes I just replaced my cooler on Thursday. I spent all day Wednesday flushing and that included a VC-9 flush and a Restore flush. Started thurs morning and worked well into the evening since I'm on vacation and that night I had the cooler back in the block and the intake manifold resting in place because I forgot to pick up an intake set from Ford. After running to town Friday I reassembled everything, topped everything off, primed the fuel a few times and installed my new exhaust by 4pm. I was test driving by 5pm.
The messiest part of the whole job is lifting out the cooler, I would lay a towel over the core support and mind any coolant passages you've opened up on the front of the block for removal just so you don't drip into them. Once you have it on a bench, You'll remove the EGR coolant passage caps from the cooler body, the oil manifold passage assembly then you can remove the 2 nuts from the topside that fasten the heat exchanger then flip it over and inside you'll find 2 last bolts. Have yourself two 4"x4" blocks or so handy cause you'll use them to support the outer body while you drive out the heat exchanger. This is so it has room to fall. It will be stubborn but shell pop out. Then it's time for clean up and from this point the entire reassembly goes really smooth and clean.
You can pm me if you want to give a call if you have any questions too once you start into it.
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Last edited by Ironmover; 12-07-2010 at 07:56 AM.