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post #1 of 3 Old 05-05-2013, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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coolant flush

I am going to be flushing my coolant soon, and was just wondering if i could drain the radiator, close the drain valve, fill up with water, run the truck for a few, drain again, and do this until it comes out clear? Or is this not a good idea? I just want to make sure i have clean coolant with proper sca levels. I will also just be using a precharged coolant.

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I am going to be flushing my coolant soon, and was just wondering if i could drain the radiator, close the drain valve, fill up with water, run the truck for a few, drain again, and do this until it comes out clear? Or is this not a good idea? I just want to make sure i have clean coolant with proper sca levels. I will also just be using a precharged coolant.
Read here (is for a SD but is a good write up)
Gooch's Radiator/Engine Backflush Procedure and Coolant Information - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

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For Coolant Drain Plugs on both sides of the block
Apply heat to the bolt head or stud with your torch, just touching the metal with the end of your flame. The trick here is to keep the torch moving around the bolt or stud to evenly heat it, and not to get in a hurry. It's best to avoid heating the bolt up any more than necessary, and to give the heat a little time to work its way down through the metal and to the Loctite. Some like to heat the bolt to a dull red to be sure, but that's a bit overkill.

Read more : How to Remove Loctite Bolts | eHow
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