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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Robinson Twp PA (Pittsburgh)
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Do a full flush. There is a product called Restore that will remove all the crap from your green coolant. Also, go to Ford and get 2 qts of VC9 from Ford to clean the iron scale.
Flush with a lot of water until clear after all chemical flushes. Then flush a few times with distiled water. Then get yourself ELC Concentrate (never 50/50) and fill.
On ALL MOTOR flushes, dont use 50/50. It can be used for topping off. You will NEVER get all the water from your distiled flush out. I dont know the EXACT amount of water left behind in a 7.3. I do for the 6.0 and 6.4. So, if you do know that you can get a perfect 50/50 mix.
On a diesel motor, you want to use an ELC. Silicates from typical GL coolant will do dammage
Get yourself a coolant filter. All diesel motors should have one. Why light trucks didnt get them is beyond me.
I understand your truck came with the green stuff but they figured out it isnt the bvest choice for our diesel motors. Green to red, never yellow or orange.
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