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Coolant flush

My truck has almost 90000 miles and I can't tell if the coolant has ever been changed. So I will be doing a coolant flush and change. I understand the process and want to do this right. Being new to diesel and my f250 I have a question. In other posts it mentions a block plug. Where do I find the plugs? Are they reusable or do I need to have new ons ready to go when I start?
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My truck has almost 90000 miles and I can't tell if the coolant has ever been changed. So I will be doing a coolant flush and change. I understand the process and want to do this right. Being new to diesel and my f250 I have a question. In other posts it mentions a block plug. Where do I find the plugs? Are they reusable or do I need to have new ons ready to go when I start?
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Check out maintenance forum. Really good pdf file under flushing with locations of these plugs c/with pictures

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Sorry under tech files then maintenance info, second sticky on flushing

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I would get something to monitor the truck and check your deltas first. If they're good, I would flush it with distilled water only - no chemicals. And yes, the block drain plugs are reusable.

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I would get something to monitor the truck and check your deltas first. If they're good, I would flush it with distilled water only - no chemicals. And yes, the block drain plugs are reusable.

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Deltas are 6 to 8 so we are good there. I will flush it good and change it over.

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I'm sure you've already read the other flush threads, but it's worth doing the Fumoto drain valve and a hose on the passenger side block drain. That way you only have to pull the starter once.

And...since you have to pull the starter, this is an excellent time to upgrade to the 6.4 starter.

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I'm sure you've already read the other flush threads, but it's worth doing the Fumoto drain valve and a hose on the passenger side block drain. That way you only have to pull the starter once.

And...since you have to pull the starter, this is an excellent time to upgrade to the 6.4 starter.
Is the 6.4 starter that much better? Faster? Expensive?

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Is the 6.4 starter that much better? Faster? Expensive?
All 3

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Not too expensive. I bought one off of Fleabay advertised as having ~75K miles for $80 or so (don't really remember).

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I've found the drain valves at TruckPro if you have one of those near you.
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