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Coolant???

Well i just noticed that my water pump is starting to leak, so i got a project to do in the near future. So i was curious what is the proper way of flushing the system completely out, and what kinda of coolant would you recommend me putting back into it. Oh and what is the precedure for taking the water pump off? Any help would be greatly appericated!

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Well i just noticed that my water pump is starting to leak, so i got a project to do in the near future. So i was curious what is the proper way of flushing the system completely out, and what kinda of coolant would you recommend me putting back into it. Oh and what is the precedure for taking the water pump off? Any help would be greatly appericated!
The waterpump's a pretty simple operation. Just take a good look @ it & you should be able to figure it out easily. As far as type of coolant, just stick with the green stuff. Prestone's a pretty good company.

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After you complete a good flush of the coolant system and replace your water pump you may also want to consider installing a coolant filter. The 7.3’s are known for having a lot of sand that remains in the block after the casting process. This sand can continue to “weep” out of the pours of the block for years even after flushing the system. The sand floating around in the system can cause accelerated wear on the water pump as well as the rest of your cooling system. Just something to consider. As far as the coolant goes, You will be able to find waaaaay too many post’s that talk about the color/type/brand of coolant to use. Some of the 2002 trucks produced early in the production run came equipped with “green” coolant. The 2002 trucks produced later in the production run came equipped with “gold” coolant. If the truck came with green, use green. If the truck came with gold, use gold. You also have the option of switching to a true heavy duty diesel spec coolant. Again, you will be able to find lots of information (and tons of passionate opinions) about the type of coolant available/recommended for your 7.3. Good luck with your project.

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I would replace it with the same color that came out. Also a filter is a great idea.

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I have tried to paste a link below that will take you to another post that discusses coolant filters. If you look at my post about 4 or 5 down from the top you will see a couple of pics and the links to take you a site that sells the filter base and the filter. You can also buy the complete set-up with all the fittings, clamps, hose, filter base, bracket and spin-on filter from Dieselsite.com

anyone know how make a coolant filter

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Ok well that kinda helps me out. Any other help out there???

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