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Talking Doing the ELC Swap

Been doing a lot of reading lately and have decided next week to swap the Ford Gold out for some ELC. Anyone got any tips or tricks to make the flush go faster? And yes I have read, maybe memorized, PGreenSVT's how to in the tech section. Thanks


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Been doing a lot of reading lately and have decided next week to swap the Ford Gold out for some ELC. Anyone got any tips or tricks to make the flush go faster? And yes I have read, maybe memorized, PGreenSVT's how to in the tech section. Thanks
When I did mine a few weeks ago, I used hot water from my tap for the first several flushes. Even though I did have the thermostat out, I liked using hot water to refill without concern for cracking the block by using cold water (or having to wait for things to cool down).
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If you've memorized his procedure, and are choosing to take the thermostat out, i don't see how you can shave off anymore time than that. It is what it is from there on. If your system has been neglected, your going to be spending more time on flushes. If its clean and you dont get a lot of black as you flush, then it won't be as time consuming. Luckily for me when i did mine, i never saw anything more than milky water come out...


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I'm hoping its fairly clean. I've been running the coolant filter on for about 1500 miles or so. There's only one way to find out though. I think I'm gonna use the hot water trick too. Thanks guys


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I recommend adding a couple of these to do your coolant flush. Wish I had seen this before doing it. Would have made life much easier and dryer.
I saw this on a thread, can't find it now, recently.

http://www.dieselsite.com/index.asp?...PROD&ProdID=33

The OP replaced the engine block coolant plug on both sides with these. Makes a messy job mostly clean.

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