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Thumbs up first time shade tree owner servicing

Gentleman, I purchased almost everything you guys have spoke about and need a few tips. I purchased all the relevant REV X products for fuel and oil treatment, I am using standard rotella with a premium oil filter (NAPA GOLD), and I got two quarts of the VC-9 from Motocraft. I have not located a source for RESTORE, and need some guidance as to where to find it. I read some guys flush with tap water and finish with distilled, is that alright or not.
I would like to know where to by the radiator filter kit that you guys talk about??? So far can't find it on line. As for cleaning the ERG valve can you tell me where it is located on the engine, an what to clean it with. Obviously, I am a newbie but I am not afraid to wrench around as long as I have the HELP from you experts.
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Don't use the NAPA Gold oil filter. They are junk. Go to Advance Auto Parts or O'Reilley and get a MotorCraft filter. You can find the coolant filter kit here. www.dieselsite.com

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dieselsite.com for the coolant filter

flushing first with tap and finishing with distilled is fine

there is a cleaning kit available for the egr valve

Ford Diesel 6.0 EGR VALVE OVERHAUL KIT 2003-2007 SAVE$$ - eBay (item 360132733215 end time Mar-10-11 05:15:56 PST)

basically just some carb cleaner and o rings
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walmart sells the motorcraft stuff like 20 bucks dont skimp on the oil filter

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As for cleaning the ERG valve can you tell me where it is located on the engine, an what to clean it with.
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Here is where your EGR valve is:

(to remove the EGR valve, remove the 2 bolts, twist until the bolt hole "eyes" are open, run heavy duty wire through each hole and make a loop above valve, take a broom handle or something similar and use the alternator as a leverage point and simply pull up. (now the truth, PULL HARDER THAN YOU THINK!!!!) Get the EGR valve o-ring kit at you Ford dealer about 9 bucks part #3c3z-9p455-ab

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When you go to change the oil and fuel filters, the oil filter cap and HFCM (fuel pump) use a 36mm socket. It makes is a lot easier for the fuel pump cap if you use one of these.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ntifier=110279

When you go to remove the fuel filter on top of the motor, DO NOT use the square 1/2" drive hole, you may break the cap. Use a 24mm socket.

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When you go to remove the fuel filter on top of the motor, DO NOT use the square 1/2" drive hole, you may break the cap. Use a 24mm socket.

Isn't that a fact. Should fill that sucker with epoxy or something to keep the temptation away from doing just that.
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When you go to change the oil and fuel filters, the oil filter cap and HFCM (fuel pump) use a 36mm socket. It makes is a lot easier for the fuel pump cap if you use one of these.
OEM/36 mm. oil filter socket (25411) | | AutoZone.com

When you go to remove the fuel filter on top of the motor, DO NOT use the square 1/2" drive hole, you may break the cap. Use a 24mm socket.
i did that the first time. it was my last time. expensive mistake

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