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Fooling the dealer.....

Ok here it goes.....

I am about to bring my truck in for a oil cooler job which is covered by and extended warranty. And heres my plan....

I want to do a good flush on my own with restore and restore + before it goes in because I don't trust them to do it right or even do it at all before they pull the cooler rather than after. The hitch is after my flush I think I am gonna put Ford Gold back in so they don't hassle me on the warranty. I ultimately want ELC in there after the cooler replacement but dont want to have to do a full flush again right after the new cooler. The question is if the gold is only in for a short time do I have to do a full flush or just a few rinses with water before switching over. Or just go to ELC now?


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After your restore and restore plus flush you will be fine. You should be able to just drain out the gold and put some good ELC in there. I dont even think I would do a water rinse.. Just drain and fill with elc.

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After your restore and restore plus flush you will be fine. You should be able to just drain out the gold and put some good ELC in there. I dont even think I would do a water rinse.. Just drain and fill with elc.
Ok cool. No worries about a reaction with any residual ford gold in there left behind?


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You should be fine! Just take it out when you get back!


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There will be a fair bit of residual coolant remaining unless you do some rincing to further dilute or remove it. How much distilled you add to remove it is your call. I doubt the mix would pose any problems, since gold isn't that bad if not abused.

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I prob would just drain it 2 times just to be safe.. It will cost alittle extra because you will loose some of the ELC but you should get almost all of the gold out with 2 drains I would think.

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No you will not be fine. ELC and gold do not mix... You have to flush it out like you would normally do with distilled.... Hello 28 gallons of distilled again..

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I'm with 04cr450. I would flush it over and over with distilled after getting it home just to be sure ALL that gold garbage is gone

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Ok here it goes.....

I am about to bring my truck in for a oil cooler job which is covered by and extended warranty. And heres my plan....

I want to do a good flush on my own with restore and restore + before it goes in because I don't trust them to do it right or even do it at all before they pull the cooler rather than after. The hitch is after my flush I think I am gonna put Ford Gold back in so they don't hassle me on the warranty. I ultimately want ELC in there after the cooler replacement but dont want to have to do a full flush again right after the new cooler. The question is if the gold is only in for a short time do I have to do a full flush or just a few rinses with water before switching over. Or just go to ELC now?
fooling the dealer? We dont care whats in it just not green coolant. We are not nazis!!!


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