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Old 02-04-2011, 02:04 PM
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Coolant filter and ford gold woes...

So in the last 5000 miles Ive had my coolant system flushed at a diesel shop twice. Just for safty sake. Well today I installed a diesite coolant filter. When I spliced into the return line I about had a heart attack. It looked like someone painted the inside of the hoses gold! This garbage is still in the system.
Sooo will the new filter get rid of the gold or should I do the restore flush?
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:30 PM
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I thought if that stuff mixed with the ecl that it would gel?
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:55 PM
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I think all thats left is the remains thats stuck to the insides. I did my thermostat a couple weeks ago and same thing, gold.
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Sounds to me like your gonna be changing the coolant filter pretty often, for a bit. Order a few extras. It'll get it out, but it's gonna take time.
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I experienced a lot of gel from the gold coolant after the flush in the hoses connections everywhere. After 500 miles after filling with ELC coolant, the gold gel at the fittings completly disapeared and the hoses were just dusty around the same areas.
You are right this mess is hard to get rid off.
I don't know where it went because the filters has been clean ever since.
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I agree it will take a while to get crap out of it but how did diesel shop do the flush? Did they use restore and restore+?
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