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Ok what next?

My 05 6.0 was built 01/05 with 80k. So far I have fixed/repaired the following.
1. Swamps FICM
2. SCT fitting
3. Oil rail dummy plugs
4. Cleaned turbo
5. Repaced oil cooler
6. Bulletproof EGR cooler
7. Flushed it VC-9, Restore and filled it with Zerex ELC.

What else is going to go wrong with this thing before I throw a roadflare in the front seat?

I know the HG and studs are in order but what else do I need to do? Like put in the H2O bypass filter? Just wondering if I need it even though I put enough distilled water through my system to fill a small lake...lol
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I would add a coolant filter, but I wouldn't worry about HG's and studs until you start losing/puking coolant.

Now it's time for gauges, turbo back exhaust, and custom tunes.

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Do you really need the coolant filter with the ELC coolant?

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I would add a coolant filter, but I wouldn't worry about HG's and studs until you start losing/puking coolant.

Now it's time for gauges, turbo back exhaust, and custom tunes.
LOL. That's what I didn't mention. It also has a SS 4" turbo back and I just took off an Edge Juice Platinum (was only on for a couple thousand miles and honest to God was only used on 2 occasionally. Went on 5 ONCE and was mostly used for gauges) and it's getting an X3 with a livewire.

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Do you really need the coolant filter with the ELC coolant?
I would think of it as a safety net IF you did a good flush, but mandatory if you didn't. I don't know if my flush was extreme or not but my brother (Calkidd) and I flushed mine yesterday (the new oil cooler and EGR cooler were just installed) and we did his today.

We did the VC-9 with the one hour run, flushed it, Restore for one hour and flushed it pulling the block plug 6 times, then flushed it with distilled 3 times and added 4 gallons of ELC with about a half gallon of distilled. Don't know if thats excessive, but I'm pretty sure we got anything that was there to get.
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I would definitely get the coolant filter. I did a complete flush of my system until everything came out clean, and and then added the filter. I just changed the filter not too long ago, after about 1,000 miles, and couldn't believe the sand and gunk that was trapped in the filter element. And yes, I used the VC-9 and Restore. I am a STRONG believer in the coolant filter.

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I would definitely get the coolant filter. I did a complete flush of my system until everything came out clean, and and then added the filter. I just changed the filter not too long ago, after about 1,000 miles, and couldn't believe the sand and gunk that was trapped in the filter element. And yes, I used the VC-9 and Restore. I am a STRONG believer in the coolant filter.
Thanks. I didn't think there would still be that much trapped in the system. I will get one ASAP.
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did you happen to install the updated turbo drain tube?

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seems like you got it right to me, but add a coolant filter for sure.

BTW readers, flush the cooling system BEFORE the new oil cooler is installed so you dont clog up the new cooler with all the gunk
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