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Ok guys,
I've read on here about PH level and such in these powerstrokes. What exactly is the deal? Where do I get these "Test strips" and this additive and what is it called? What should the PH be? Also how much antifreeze would I need to flush and fill my system on a 1996 Powerstroke F250?

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Nobody can help me with this? I find that hard to believe!! Come on guys......I need some help!!!!

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Hi there I have done alll this on my 94, get some standard ole PH strips most likley at the local drug store.. and dip one in the radaitor . that part is simple Go find the International dealer close to you. thye sell a kit 4 a buck ,will do 4 tests also if u havent done so b4 get some coolant additive fromhtem it also is inexpensive at international..... The engine cooling system makes undesirabul chemicals with standard aitifreez .. OK no matter what het bottle says DO NOT mix gold and green .. both are = but do not add 1 to the other use olny all gold or all green.... If u get a chance to talk to the parts guy at international it is well worth your time and get a great edcuation on the engine.... wen all else fails google up internatioal 7.3 disel cooling system Bill


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my f350 2000 it took 2 gallon green anti frezze and 2.5 gallon distiled water and a bottle of raditor stuff from dealer. hope that help.
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Ok guys,
I've read on here about PH level and such in these powerstrokes. What exactly is the deal? Where do I get these "Test strips" and this additive and what is it called? What should the PH be? Also how much antifreeze would I need to flush and fill my system on a 1996 Powerstroke F250?

Thanks
Brad
Another place to try is a local truck dealer (Kenworth, Freightliner, etc.) They will sell you the test kits & additive. Big trucks have the same cooling system concerns as the older Powerstrokes. The 6.0L uses the gold coolant which needs no additives. Hope this helps.

Darrell

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