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Coolant Flush With VC-9

I bought the coolant filtration system, and decided it was a good opportunity to flush the system. The jug on the left is the initial gold crap. The middle jug was after the first flush with distilled water. The jug on the left was what came out after running Fords VC-9 through it. WOW! I didnt think it would look like that. Only have 27k miles on the truck. Flushed the system 3 more times after that, and added the Zerex ELC. Was pretty amazed at the amount of sand that came out during all the flushes. Glad I took the time to do it, and thanks to the information from this forum, I now have a nice clean filtered system.



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Yeah that's what a VC-9 flush usually looks like. Must be due to the cleaners interaction with the metal that it comes out so dark. Glad to see you got it done. You're truck will thank you.
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Yeah it's amazing what gets flushed out.

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you buy vc-9 from dealer or can you pick it up else where if so, and you don't mind me asking what did you pick it up for? thanks man

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Got it from the the dealership. Approx $25 a quart.

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Cool thanks for the info man, one last ? you need 2qt of it, or just 1?

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Manual shows 2qts.

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Thanks man, I got my coolent filter sitting in my spare room at the house, so I might do this next weekend as well, guess I'll hit up the dealer, and find some ELC I guess well I am at it.

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You can use Restore Plus instead of VC-9. It is the same stuff. Restore is a flush for removing silicate buildup. I strongly recommend you do both and then put in the ELC.
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