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Old 02-11-2011, 11:35 AM
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So I got a bunch of new toys for my truck....Edge insight, new tires, 4" exhaust, bypass oil filter, new shocks, new degas tank, and a by pass coolant filter. here is the thing, got the exhaust, tires, shocks and insight on. when I am running the truck at 70 mph my numbers are ECT 186 and EOT 188. from what i read this is pretty good. what i have also read is people flushing there system and things going crazy. so now that i know my numbers im not so sure about flushing the system . I think i should still but im not a 100% about it. any thoughts???
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:40 AM
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So I got a bunch of new toys for my truck....Edge insight, new tires, 4" exhaust, bypass oil filter, new shocks, new degas tank, and a by pass coolant filter. here is the thing, got the exhaust, tires, shocks and insight on. when I am running the truck at 70 mph my numbers are ECT 186 and EOT 188. from what i read this is pretty good. what i have also read is people flushing there system and things going crazy. so now that i know my numbers im not so sure about flushing the system . I think i should still but im not a 100% about it. any thoughts???
If you have good numbers now, that means that your oil cooler is not restricted. Doing the flush with Restore and Restore+ should not cause any issues since they are cleaners. If I'm not correct in my thinking, someone will definately let me know but I think you'd be ok to go ahead with the flush.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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I agree ^^^ imo there is no harm in flushing/cleaning and switching over to elc. That being said, switching to elc now is not going to cure anything that the gold crap messed up to this point.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:28 PM
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i would flush with water only. till you feel confident the old is out then refill and go. if you start putting a detergent designed to break up or loosen anything your run the risk of clogging the system. might i ask why you got a new degas bottle?
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:15 PM
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So im definitely going to flush with water and go from there. However with this coolant filter bypass i have. Well first I mounted the oil bypass filter and put in some T6. The by pass oil filter is mount right where the coolant filter is supposed to go. So what i am thinking is if I cut the bracket to the oil by pass filter and shorten it about 3 inches i should be able to make room. has any one ran into this before. also on a different note every now and again ill get a trouble code p0284 it comes and goes never stays for long. also i have a p1000 code that stays on consistently. all i have is the insight no tunes and the 4 inch exhaust which ROCKs. on that note i have read on here of people cutting the down pipe when taking their old one out to "easily" get the down pipe out. NOT the case me and my friend tried this on his truck and where there for 6hrs. So when i did mine i drop the trans and i was done 2hrs with little help. just a side note.
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:18 PM
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oh i got the degas tank (i hope this means coolant bottle... give me a break i'm new!!) because mine has this tiny hole/ crack that has a real real real slow leak in it. just thought i should get one so the real real real slow leak dose not turn into a real real real fast leak.
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