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Old 05-28-2011, 10:41 PM
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HELP!! oil in antifreeze

99 7.3 early... so i think the inner seal on the oil cooler didnt seat right.. i just finished rebuilding it and now all my fluids are mixed up.... so its kinda embarrasing ot admit this but ya.. oil cooler is now put back together the right way.. any idea on how to flush my oil/antifreeze system?????!!! im thinking dawn in the coolant i have no clue theres alot of oil in the coolant lines and what about m yheater core??
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:50 AM
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Get some Cascade dishwashing detergent for a dishwasher, not the sink. Drain coolant from the system. Refill with Cascade and warm water, run the engine to cycle everything throw the cooling system. Make sure to get the engine to operating temp so the thermostat opens. Drain and repeat as needed to remove all the oil.
Give it a final flush with straight water. Then refill with coolant.

The Cascade works really good to cut the oil off the surfaces and will not foam up. We do this regularly on earthmoving equipment at work.

Thank you sir for your service to our great nation.

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ha thanks man i appreciate it.. you dont happen to work @ cat do you?
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:29 AM
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Yes I work at the CAT dealership here in Birmingham, Alabama, Thompson Tractor field service tech.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:33 AM
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just out of curiosity im actually sitting in afghanistan now lol but ive been looking at diesel tech schools and welding schools... so far im applying to uti diesel tech program and a tech school down the road has a 10 month welding program... how would this make me as far as being hirable... any help would do.. im very very quick learner and god gave me the gift of fixing things.. im 22 and ill be getting out in early 2013
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:45 AM
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I have seen in go both ways at work. Guys hired on without any tech school and guys hired on with diplomas. Your military experience would be a big help here. We have a history of hireing ex-military. I hired on 11 years ago without any prior experiance. It's all about having the right attitude/morals.
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ya im from ohio they have ohio cat up here but im considering all options at this time.. my wife is a hs teacher and shes doing pretty well for herself so i have to catch up lol but after this deployment i think im done armys getting too micro managed wars are wrapping up and i just dont get pleasure out of what i do anymore... so im gonna take a try at my passion for mechanics.. may consider reserves as a diesel mech.....
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