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Old 04-22-2011, 10:15 AM
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Durring Coolant Flush Temp question

Are YINZ letting the motor cool inbettween flushes. Example, after running restore for an hour, are you just draining and running water for the next flush right away?

Or are you letting it cool down?
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How fast are you? LOL

I bled off the pressure and let the drain plug drain as much as it could. ( that was the second time)

The first time I did the flush, I thought I had let it cool long enough. Drained radiator, water felt cool enough.

Opened the drain plug on the driver side block, and well what do you know, that water wasn't nearly as cool!!! And I'm not that fast moving out from under the truck.

be careful! You might get burned ( you don't have to ask me how I know, I just told you )
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:36 AM
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How fast are you? LOL

I bled off the pressure and let the drain plug drain as much as it could. ( that was the second time)

The first time I did the flush, I thought I had let it cool long enough. Drained radiator, water felt cool enough.

Opened the drain plug on the driver side block, and well what do you know, that water wasn't nearly as cool!!! And I'm not that fast moving out from under the truck.

be careful! You might get burned ( you don't have to ask me how I know, I just told you )
Well, I did a 6L flush on a friends truck this summer. I was worried about putting cold tap water back in after the drain. Now that I am doing my truck, I am extra worried about that.
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Well when i did mine i removed the t/stat but when i ran the Restore and Restore+ i placed cardboard 2 strips in front of the radiator to get it to 185-190* ran that way for about 60 min then then pulled the cardboard ran tell it cooled down then drained by then the block was cool to add distilled water then ran 5-10 min on each flush the temp only went to around 117-120* by the time i was ready for the next flush it was cool.
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Well when i did mine i removed the t/stat but when i ran the Restore and Restore+ i placed cardboard 2 strips in front of the radiator to get it to 185-190* ran that way for about 60 min then then pulled the cardboard ran tell it cooled down then drained by then the block was cool to add distilled water then ran 5-10 min on each flush the temp only went to around 117-120* by the time i was ready for the next flush it was cool.
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