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Old 02-03-2011, 11:38 AM
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coolant flush help asap!

I'm in the middle of the flush procedure and I've just done 4 distilled water flushes after the Restore, and there is still some foam in the system. How important is it to get it out 100% before adding coolant? I don't have enough distilled water on hand to do any more flushes, so if I don't have to, I won't.
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Go get some more. You should have flushed till clear with tap water then flushed 4 times with distilled to get the tap water out.
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Go get some more. You should have flushed till clear with tap water then flushed 4 times with distilled to get the tap water out.
Yeah, somehow I missed that detail. I did get more and flushed 2 more times. It's all good now. Thanks, Mitch

Edit: Here is a couple of pics of my setup

My home-built aluminum bracket



I couldn't find a 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/8 Tee, so I used a full sized one and went with 3/4 hose to the filter. I figured it can't hurt to have good volume to the filter. Seems to work great.


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What did you use for your 2 in leveling
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What did you use for your 2 in leveling
Not sure I understand the question. Are you asking me how I levelled the truck?
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Just a quick question. How much distilled water am I gonna need if I do the 4 flushes at the end and then also to add to the concentrate? I just want to make sure I have everything b4 I get started this weekend. Alex.
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Just finished my flush up right now. Added the coolant filter to it and everything.

I bought 25 gallons of distilled and still used every one of them. I could have used another 4 gallons i think.

Its basically 4 gallons each fill and drain.

When i went to drain my VC9 the first bucket was black water. I was like WTF man? Black?? Then after that each one for lighter and lighter.

The last bucket barely had any bubbles at all and the water was clear.

Now im filling with coolant and getting ready to let her warm up so the new T stat opens.

Odd thing is the new John Deer ELC stuff i got looks kinda yellow to me lol.
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is it good to use something to flush the system or just water? Where do you get that VC9 from?
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is it good to use something to flush the system or just water? Where do you get that VC9 from?
Yes you want to use a chemical to break all the junk in the system down so it will flush out. I got the VC9 at the local Ford Dealer.
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