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Old 01-27-2012, 04:39 AM
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Coolant change and other stuff

I am heading out to Devils Lake, ND to go Ice fishing at the beginning of March and this trip makes me want to do a little bit of maintenance before I head out there. First thing on the list is a coolant flush and change. I have read to get a good ELC coolant (Cat ELC or IH). Where is a good place in central Wisconsin to get it from? I know I have to look for the EC-1 Rating on the bottle. I also plan on getting the different upper Radiator hose as well to go around the belt instead of through. Any body have a part number?

Any other things I should accomplish prior to trip? Anything that I should have with me?

Going to bring: Oil, fuel filter, CPS, check spare tire, and some other things.

Thanks!
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The dual alternator radiator hose is Ford part Number F81Z-8260-CA. Check a cross reference through a parts store because they are ususally cheaper than the OEM. I bought mine from a buddy that works at a Ford dealer for $30 but I think they list for $40.

I would highly recommend going to the billet t-stat housing and 203 t-stat. You will see once you pull the stock housing that it will be a rusted pitted turd that won't seal again. And you'll love the extra cabin heat you get from the warmer running engine. Throw a gallon of anti-freeze and a qt of transmission fluid behind the seat and run it!

Also think about the coolant filtration system. When you do the flush you will find a disgusting sludge in the bottom of the degas bottle.
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The dual alternator radiator hose is Ford part Number F81Z-8260-CA. Check a cross reference through a parts store because they are ususally cheaper than the OEM. I bought mine from a buddy that works at a Ford dealer for $30 but I think they list for $40.

Ahhh nice.... I just signed on and was about to search for that number. Just so happened its the first post! Thanks!
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You can get it for $15-20 from O'rielly's or AZ or the like...
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I am heading out to Devils Lake, ND to go Ice fishing at the beginning of March and this trip makes me want to do a little bit of maintenance before I head out there. First thing on the list is a coolant flush and change. I have read to get a good ELC coolant (Cat ELC or IH). Where is a good place in central Wisconsin to get it from? I know I have to look for the EC-1 Rating on the bottle. I also plan on getting the different upper Radiator hose as well to go around the belt instead of through. Any body have a part number?

Any other things I should accomplish prior to trip? Anything that I should have with me?

Going to bring: Oil, fuel filter, CPS, check spare tire, and some other things.

Thanks!
Any Napa has or can get their hands on Zerex ELC or Peak Final Charge, both of which meets Cummins 14603, Cat EC-1 and Navistar (international) B-1...ELC requirements.

I usually keep a quart or so of ATF with me w/ 3/8th hose hose menders...just in case. I would also keep a gallon of 50/50 coolant with you just in case.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:13 PM
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Sounds good! THanks for the help! Have the billet housing and t-stat on the shopping list. Current list:

Housing
T-stat
Coolant
Distilled water
Rad-hose
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Ford sells an ELC that can be used in these trucks. It lists for about $13 a gallon.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:29 AM
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Ford sells an ELC that can be used in these trucks. It lists for about $13 a gallon.
They do?

Which one is that?

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Old 01-28-2012, 12:01 PM
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The premium gold

Premium Gold Engine Coolant with Bittering Agent
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:23 PM
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Well that is a long life coolant bit still requires testing and SCAs like green. ELCs, which meet EC-1, Navistar B-1 and/or Cummins 14603, don't need SCA testing nor SCAs. Both will work fine, I am actually running the Gold, it just needs a little more maintenance than an ELC.
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