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Changing anti-freeze

Anyone have trouble changing there anti-freeze in the 6.0 because of the egr cooler ? Wondering if I can just do it at home or should I take it somewhere ?
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You need to go to this web site, powerstrokehelp.com this guy discusses specific problems u can run into if u put in the wrong antifreeze.
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Anyone have trouble changing there anti-freeze in the 6.0 because of the egr cooler ? Wondering if I can just do it at home or should I take it somewhere ?
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Drain all the coolant from the truck via the pet**** on the drivers side (takes forever) or just drop the lower radiator hose on the passenger side (very quick but messy). Pour in distilled water or tap water (whole other debate) till full. Drive truck and get it up to temp. Come back, drop fluid. Fill with water again. Do this a couple times till you get pure water with no coolant when you drain the coolant. After the last coolant drain, take the total system coolant capacity and divide by two (Think it comes to 13.5-13.75 qts). Dump in the divided amount worth of coolant then top the rest off with water. You will have a perfect 50/50 mix.

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Diesel Coolant Change

Don't forget to check for proper nitrite level after you have added your coolant. Any competent diesel shop should be able to check it for you, usually at no cost. I'm not sure if the Ford coolant comes preloaded with nitrite. This is extremely important in order to avoid cavitation around the cylinder walls. The nitrite level should be checked once a year anyway whether or not you change your coolant.
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If you are replacing it with the factory gold coolant it should be pre-charged with the proper addetives. If you are swapping the green in for the gold then yes you need to buy a bottle of the ford coolant addetive.


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the only thing you should use is gold coolant. no water

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Thanks for the advice everyone and I will check out that web site tomorrow .


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