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Simple coolant flush & filter install

I have a 6,000 mile 2006 F-350 my deltas usually run between 2-4º
I want to get the gold out and install my coolant filter.

I have 30 gallons of distilled, 4 gallons of Rotella ELC concentrate, Sinister coolant filter kit, 2 Fumoto Valves, tubing and PH meter.

Is this the correct procedure?
Loosen the radiator pet**** & remove the starter and 2 block valves, install o-ringed Fumoto valves, and tubing.
Remove thermostat / replace housing.
Heater core.....disconnect the 2 hoses and blow it out with air?

Reconnect heater hoses, close block valves and fill degas bottle with distilled, start engine turn heater on high add more distilled to keep the bottle full and let run for (how long?) then repeat same process until everything is coming out clear and has a PH is 7.0

Drain again, install Sinister kit, put thermostat back in. Fill with 3.5 gallons of Rotella ELC concentrate through the thermostat opening. Fill degas bottle with distilled to minimum line. Idle and top off with distilled as necessary. (or do I top off with 50/50 mix now?)
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I am sure many will disagree... But I would not do any flushes unless I was planning on changing the oil cooler soon there after.


There are many guys that have run ford gold with zero issues.


Might wanna check out this thread
Failed oil cooler even after coolant filter, ELC coolant, full flush, etc

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I have everything for bullet proofing and changing the oil cooler. I just wanted to get some of the stuff out before hand so there would be less to worry about later.
With the low miles and low deltas I am not expecting any problems. (famous last words)

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Cool... then I would flush everything, put on the coolant filter, and drive it for at least 1000 miles before changing the oil cooler. DONT FLUSH AND THEN IMMEDIATELY CHANGE OIL COOLER. That has often led to clogged oil coolers... even when the person had zero issues before.


Here is a good guide to flushing
http://home.comcast.net/~lyon.family...ush%20v1-0.pdf
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That's my plan would like to get a filter change or two on it before I change it.
I have that PDF its just more geared towards flushing with restore and restore+ and back flushing etc.

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