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Old 10-19-2010, 04:30 PM
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Switching to ELC

Do I have to do the full flush when switching from the gold stuff to ELC. My coolant in my degas bottle looks pretty clean now. I have a coolant filter and was just wondering if I have to go the VC-9 route. I read a Ford tech bulletin and it seems pretty lengthy to flush. Just wondering if I could open valve on radiator and disconnect lower radiator hose and drain and run diluted water through a couple of times. Then put in ELC 50/50. Any info?
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:39 PM
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eh i dunno if id do the 50/50 elc..dont get a perfect mix because once u flush it and drain, u still have water in ur engine, so, if u put 50/50 in, its prob more like 70/30..but ya i just used distilled water to flush..i have a gallon of CAT ELC if you would like to take it off my hands! wut part of orlando are you in??
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:43 PM
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oh and i have prob atleast 5 gallons of distilled water u can have..not sure where in orlando ur at though
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I highly suggest you at least do a Restore flush to get any silicate sludge out of there. Then you need to flush it real good. I don't know where to get diluted water but hey in Florida who knows. Most of us recommend distilled water.

All joking aside if you are going to use a 50/50 you need to drain the block and get as much water out as you can before you add the ELC. I know you don't have to worry about freezing up but the coolant does other things like preventing cavitation etc. You really want a 50/50 or a 60/40 mix.

Take your time and do it right or take it to someone who will.
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:46 PM
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Ill take both if you're donating it. i live about 2 miles north of the airport.
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i can give u the water..the elc was 25 bucks a gallon..and if anyone is having someone do the flush for them, I use a guy named Myron, has a small shop in Casselberry. He worked for Mullinax and Heinzelman as a diesel tech and then a shop foreman for a total of 18 years. He is $68 an hour, very reasonable. He's a one man show and does all my work on my truck. Going tomorrow actually
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did he do your studs?
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:52 PM
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i would buy the coolant from you but im jobless at the moment. thanks anyway though.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:00 PM
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he didnt do my studs. i bought the truck with them. but he certainly can and has done it before.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:03 PM
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Could you PM me his info?
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