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post #1 of 18 Old 12-16-2010, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Restore or VC-9

does anyone know where a guy could get some of this restore or vc9 any major parts store carry it? and what is usally the mixture when doing the flush? thanks
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Restore is a Fleetguard product carried by Cummins dealers (not Dodge).
VC9 is a Ford product and can be had from any Ford dealer.
You will need 3/4 to 1 gallon of Restore and 2 quarts VC9.
and a whole lotta Distilled water 20-25 gallons for your last 3 or so flushes and you final water top off. And of course 3.5 gallons of ELC concentrate.

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Restore is a Fleetguard product carried by Cummins dealers (not Dodge).
VC9 is a Ford product and can be had from any Ford dealer.
You will need 3/4 to 1 gallon of Restore and 2 quarts VC9.
and a whole lotta Distilled water 20-25 gallons for your last 3 or so flushes and you final water top off. And of course 3.5 gallons of ELC concentrate.
so just start by draining what is in the coolent system then fill back up the system w/ the retore vc9 and water. if i get a gallon of retore and 2 quarts of vc9 should just divide it up into 3 equal flushes?
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Drain old anti-freeze, flush until clear w/water. Add Restore (3/4 gallon)with water and drive for 90 minutes, drain and flush until clear. Add VC-9 and top off with water, drive for 60 minutes. Drain and flush until clear, then flush again with distilled water. Drain. Add ELC and top off with Distilled water. You can use tap water for all flushes, but use distilled water for the final rinses..........drive to mix,,,,,,,,DONE. Also, good time to replace hoses and t-stat.
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Drain old anti-freeze, flush until clear w/water. Add Restore (3/4 gallon)with water and drive for 90 minutes, drain and flush until clear. Add VC-9 and top off with water, drive for 60 minutes. Drain and flush until clear, then flush again with distilled water. Drain. Add ELC and top off with Distilled water. You can use tap water for all flushes, but use distilled water for the final rinses..........drive to mix,,,,,,,,DONE. Also, good time to replace hoses and t-stat.
ok thanks, my oil cooler is bad so im gonna replace it, so do this flush BEFORE i put the new cooler in? does it matter if oil contiunes to leak in to the coolent system while im doing the flush with the bad cooler in it?
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Drain cooling system by dropping lower radiator hose @ radiator. Remove driver side block drain plug. Passenger side plug is a Bit*h (behind starter) so forget it !
Remove thermostat from housing and reinstall empty housing. Reinstall block plug and lower radiator hose.
Add 2 quarts of VC9 and top off with tap water and drive approx 1 hour.
Drain system again from lower radiator hose and remove driver side block plug.
Reinstall lower hose and block drain plug, Fill back up with tap water, run engine @ high idle for 5 minutes, drain and repeat once more.
Add approx 3/4 gallon of Restore, top off with tap water and drive approx 1 hour.
Drain system yet again from hose and block plug. Reinstall hose and plug
Now flush the system with tap water until water comes out clean ... no suds, discoloration etc. Took me 15+ flushes at 5 minute intervals @ high idle. Probably took me more cause I added the whole gallon of Restore (mistake ?)
Make your last 3 flushes with Distilled water, drain and fill with 3.5 gallons of ELC concentrate and top off with Distilled water ... don't forget to reinstall the thermostat after the last flush. Hope this helps ... Plan for 5-6 hours ... Good luck !

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Oh yeah and by the way use a 24" or longer extension to remove block plug so you can do it kneeling down near driver fender otherwise you'll get a Major coolant shower !

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where on the drivers side is the plug? is it a 1/2 plug? pics?

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Nevada PS.........I would change the cooler first. Then, do the flushes. You will need to add a third flush with Simple Green and water to remove the oil in the system. THEN flush with plenty of distilled water, then do the anti-freeze thing.
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Nevada PS.........I would change the cooler first. Then, do the flushes. You will need to add a third flush with Simple Green and water to remove the oil in the system. THEN flush with plenty of distilled water, then do the anti-freeze thing.
I would recommend flushing and cleaning before you put your new oil cooler in. You don't want to risk clogging your new oil cooler with crud from cleaning after you do all that work.
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