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Coolant flush Price

How much if you take it to a shop for the coolant flush?
What are the chances oil cooler will get clogged ?

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How much if you take it to a shop for the coolant flush?
What are the chances oil cooler will get clogged ?

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There is a chance you could plug the cooler, depending on how bad your cooling system currently is.

You should do it yourself its not that hard
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It shouldn't cost more than $100 unless it's a dealer and they're mean to you. I'd guess $85-90. It might change a few dollars either way based on where you live and what sort of silly eco-tax/fee they might have for disposing of the used coolant.

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Yea, this is if you are taking it some place and just getting non elc put back in. There is NO WAY you will be under $100 for a flush correctly even if you do it yourself.

If you do it yourself here is what you have:
ELC = $20-25 each gallon. Call it $80
VC9 (two quarts needed) Retail $20 each got mine for $14 each. Call it $30
I think my restore was $20???
Distiled water .50c to $1 each gallon. Need about 15 gallons at least. I used 25 gallons and paid 75c each. call it $15


So do it yourself you are at 145. But you know it was done correctly! If you want the correct procedure done at a shop, you are going to pay about $50-60 an hour for the job. Again, if they have a flat rate, you are probably not getting these correct chems and you are not going to get an ELC-1 coolant.

I was about $140 into my flush and then another $125 for the coolant filter system. Almost $300 for my DIY rad flush!

Do it yourself for peice of mind.

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galaxie, where can you purchase elc-1 coolant, vc9, and restore???
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galaxie, where can you purchase elc-1 coolant, vc9, and restore???
VC9 will come from Ford. If you can, look for restore plus. It will do the same stuff. I couldnt get any in time. As far as Restore, find a diesel fleet shop, they should have it. It is a Cummins product so anyplace that services big rigs should have it.

ELC coolant..... Same thing but make sure you get at least a few gallons of concentrate. All of the diesel shops near me only had 50/50. That is good for top off but its hard to get all the water out of these motors. I had to order mine in. Somtimes places like Tractor Suppy, Walmart, or even napa will carry it. Dont let them talk you into anything else. Must say CAT1 approved!

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