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Old 10-13-2013, 03:52 PM
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Nearest Ford dealership 90 miles away

I have a 6.0 powerstroke. I installed an EGR delete and figured I could find Zerez G-05 somewhere in town but it's out of stock everywhere. The nearest ford dealership is 90 miles away. Would it be safe to drive there with only distilled water in the cooling system?
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Yeah, you'll be fine.
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Or you can goto napa and order Zerex ec-1 rated elc coolant part number zxed-1 and get away from g05 coolant.
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My oil cooler is working fine and I don't want to risk clogging it by running restore and vc9 through it
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Don't run restore and vc9 then. Just flush with about 30 gallons of distilled water then drain and fill with concentrate elc coolant.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:27 AM
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I flushed it twice with hose water then removed the drain plug from the radiator completely and stuck the hose in the degas bottle and let it run like that for about 20 minutes. Then I flushed it 4 times with distilled water. After draining it the 4th time, I added 3 gallons of Zerex G-05 and topped it off with distilled water.

FYI: 3 gallons of Zerex G-05 (same as ford gold) costs $55 at NAPA. Not bad.

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