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Old 11-10-2011, 07:38 PM
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Yet another coolant flush question

Looking for opinions on the actual flush. I would like to do the flush myself (using the gooch method). The only problem is time. I dont really have an extra 3-4 hours. What are your thoughts on having the dealer or other shop do the flush and just give them the coolant of choice to use?

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The shop sounds expensive
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The shop sounds expensive

So cost aside, is a flush at the dealer/shop as good as doing it yourself?
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:08 PM
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There are good shops and dealer techs out there, but that's a very subjective question. It can just be luck of the draw, but IMO, no the dealer isn't as good. An owner will take more time and care to make sure everything is done 100%, the dealer techs and mechanics are under time pressure and likely skimp here and there, plus I doubt the dealer would do an ELC flush and fill for you, they will want to use the gold stuff.

I'd hit the hometown forum here in your area and see where local guys recommend as far as shops go, they can point you in the right direction, you'll save money and find a good shop you can trust.
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Never know with taking the truck in and dropping it off (even if you don't stay while they do the flush) you'll be looking at a good chunk of time anyway. If you are pulling the thermostat you shouldnt have to wait for it to heat up to flush so you might be looking at two if you have everything set out ahead of time.
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