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need some good advice please

I was going to do a flush with Restore and replace coolant with ELC-1 tomorrow along with installing the Sinister Coolant Filter. This weekend I wanted to install the EGR Delete Kit, but after doing some research I am having some thoughts I should wait.

My deltas on my EOT's and ECT's are 10 degrees. So I had no intentions of replacing my oil cooler, but after doing some research I have read that doing a flush with restore can clog the oil cooler unless I run the coolant filter on truck for several weeks before doing the flush. So now I am thinking to postpone the flush and egr delete kit because of all this.

Does anyone have any opinions on this. Best case scenario for me would to perform coolant flush tomorrow and install egr delete kit on Saturday, but I will wait if that would not be the best thing to do.

Any advice or opinions is really appreciated thanks
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I just did this. Before installing the SInister filter, I drained the radiator and added DISTILLED water, I ran this long enough to open the thermostat and dumped it. I repeated this 2 or three times. By the 3rd dump, the stuff was pretty clear.

To drain the block, I tried the plugs, but the one rounded off, so I knocked out two freeze plugs (one on each side). The one forward of the starter actually had material behind it that prevented it from being punched through. I found this out when I put a whole through it, popped it out and looked into the whole in the block.

From there, I put in 5 gallons of 50/50 coolant and the filter. I'm not going to recommend a coolant because there is too much of a urination competetion throughout the PSD forums, you're going to have to make that decision on your own.

The end result is that my deltas are the same as they were before the flush which indicates a non clogged oil cooler.

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I would install the coolant filter run 5-7000 miles to remove alot of the casting sand then do the coolant flush why add sand to the mix because when you do the Restore flush it turns the silicates to a goo why have the sand in there some motors have a lot of sand some have a little, luck of the draw at 10* you are right there need to do a good Restore flush.
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I just did this. Before installing the SInister filter, I drained the radiator and added DISTILLED water, I ran this long enough to open the thermostat and dumped it. I repeated this 2 or three times. By the 3rd dump, the stuff was pretty clear.

To drain the block, I tried the plugs, but the one rounded off, so I knocked out two freeze plugs (one on each side). The one forward of the starter actually had material behind it that prevented it from being punched through. I found this out when I put a whole through it, popped it out and looked into the whole in the block.

From there, I put in 5 gallons of 50/50 coolant and the filter. I'm not going to recommend a coolant because there is too much of a urination competetion throughout the PSD forums, you're going to have to make that decision on your own.

The end result is that my deltas are the same as they were before the flush which indicates a non clogged oil cooler.
Or the clog didnt come out of the oil cooler. If it were me i would flush the crap out of it then replace the oil cooler and thermostat while doing the egr delete. This way you would start fresh and know its not clogged.
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Or the clog didnt come out of the oil cooler. If it were me i would flush the crap out of it then replace the oil cooler and thermostat while doing the egr delete. This way you would start fresh and know its not clogged.
at 10* delta, its not clogged enough to worry

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