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Old 10-01-2010, 11:41 AM
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coolant flush procedure ?

What is good coolant you can purchase at any auto parts store? i know it has to be elc. Also what is involved in the procedure of flushing coolant, meaning just poping of the lower hose and flushing with water a few times?

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Old 10-01-2010, 12:02 PM
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At an autoparts store - not likely. I could find nothing suitable for a 6.0 L at many of the usual suspects (Auto Zone, Pep Boys, Advance Auto, Napa, etc)

I got CAT ELC from the Caterpillar distributor wearhouse here in Denver. It was difficult finding straight concentrate ELC (not pre-diluted 50%/50%). The International dealer here in Denver only carries pre-diluted Fleetrite coolant.
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I just replaced my degas bottle and plan to switch over to the CAT elc. Guys on the forum recommend the elc since it doesn't have silicate like the Ford Gold. I found mine local in a heavy truck equipment repair facility that work on Navistar motors. Here's a pic that was posted from my recent repair.
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also flushing the system, is taking the lower hose off and running some water through system to flush enough or something more needs to be done?
Thanks again
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Coolant flush procedure

Here is one that I had in my subscribed threads folder... hope it helps ya.

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I tried the link, didn't connect for me, Try this link:

Coolant Change 101 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:18 PM
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oops!! my bad...

I just edited it. Should be good now. I guess I can't cut and paste very well
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Yeah, I know what you mean, I used to eat the paste!!!!!!
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Here's another good procedure.

Cat ELC - Page 2 - Powerstroke Nation
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:56 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean, I used to eat the paste!!!!!!


Good one!!
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