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Old 01-23-2011, 06:39 AM
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how to do coolant flush

ok guys. can someone explain to me how exactly to do a coolant flush so i can switch to cat elc. and where can i buy the CAT ELC? Thanks guy!
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:02 AM
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Try this link, and replace any where thats says Ford coolant to your favorite ELC.

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ELC is the coolant recommended and used by International for this engine. .
Coolant Flush for changing to ELC

Drain coolant by removing lower radiator hose. Drain block from plug on drivers side of the block. Remove the thermostat. Replace plug in block and put lower hose back on. Put thermostat housing back on without thermostat. Fill with distilled water. run for 5 minutes then drain as above..Fill and run 5 more minutes drain. Put in 3/4 to 1 gallon of Restore an top with distilled water. Drive it for an 60-90 minutes then drain. Flush 2 times with distilled water or whatever it takes to come clear. Put 2 qts of VC-9 or 3/4 to 1 gallon of Restore+ cost less and fill with distilled water. Drive it for about 60-90 minutes. Drain and flush after. Flush 3 more times with distilled water untill it come out clean. Replace thermostat or put in a new one. Put hose back, make sure block plug is tight. Add 3.5 gallons of ELC concentrate and top off with distilled water. Make sure to run engine for 5 minutes between flushes to circulate the water good. Have heater on set to hi while doing this to flush the heater core too. new t/stat from Ford it should all come together (housing-t/stat-o-ring) in a box. The part number is RT-1169 You can if you want use the garden hose up to and including the flush with the Restore+ because this will remove the minerals that are in the water if you water is not to bad but then use destilled water on all of the last flushes that way the block is mineral free. When you add the ELC coolent fill the block through the t/stat tell full install t/stat then fill rad replace hose after you have the 3 1/2 gallons in finish with the distilled water, with the last 1/2 gallon fill with distilled water for a mix
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Restore radiator flush question
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Could a moderator put this into the tech files
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ok guys. can someone explain to me how exactly to do a coolant flush so i can switch to cat elc. and where can i buy the CAT ELC? Thanks guy!
Off the top of my head if memory serves me, Caterpillar or a heavy duty diesel repair shop. Check your local yellowpages.

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Could a moderator put this into the tech files
Seriously, this is what the search feature is all about. It's not rocketship science. It's very straight forward. I can understand there being questions about which chemicals to use and when and how to use them during the procedure but again this horse has been beaten over and over.
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Off the top of my head if memory serves me, Caterpillar or a heavy duty diesel repair shop. Check your local yellowpages.



Seriously, this is what the search feature is all about. It's not rocketship science. It's very straight forward. I can understand there being questions about which chemicals to use and when and how to use them during the procedure but again this horse has been beaten over and over.
Except because everybody sticks all their mods in their signature the search function returns all kinds of irrelevant junk. For instance, if I search on Cat ELC it will return every post YOU have done because it is in your signature along with everyone else's and not just threads talking about Cat ELC. Cut the guy some slack.
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thanks PGreenSVT! i didnt think it would be hard to get an answer but i guess it is for ironmover. so ironmover sorry to be a dick but if you dont have any helpful thought for me just dont waste yours and my time by having a smarta$$ comment. but thank you very much to all the guys why have answered my questions and that have helped my out!!!!!!
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Except because everybody sticks all their mods in their signature the search function returns all kinds of irrelevant junk. For instance, if I search on Cat ELC it will return every post YOU have done because it is in your signature along with everyone else's and not just threads talking about Cat ELC. Cut the guy some slack.

Well said... I love this site but this is my biggest complaint as using the search function is futile. So then people post a new thread asking the same questions which then compounds the problem. I wish the powers that be would remove this aspect of the sigs or limit the characters. If I wanted to see what mods you've done, I'd go to your profile page.
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you have to use the google search to get anything remotely helpful out of a search.
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