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Restore/ Restore Plus success stories?
I recently started having coolant puke out of the degas bottle. Replaced the cap, just in case but that didn't fix it. Been reading tons of posts on here, and realize most of the time when the truck pukes, it is due to the EGR cooler, which is due to the oil cooler. Since this just started recently, is there any chance a few good flushes with Restore/ Restore Plus will clear up the issue?
I see a lot of threads on how to do it, when to do it, etc. Most are to clean the system prior to and/or after an EGR replacement/delete, accompanied by the oil cooler replacement. Anyone actually do the flush and it cure the issue?
I need to get an Edge Insight to be able to know the diff in EOT/ECT, that I know. Right now getting ready to hit the road for about 2500 miles round trip so I can't swing the edge, then have to do the coolers. Right now I am going to flush with the Restore/Plus, pray for the best, but expect the damage is already done. Just curious is anyone has actually been successful, or if the restore is always just in prep for cooler replacements.
I did the Bars Leak 10 min flush, then the Peak 3-6 hour flush (hadn't done my research when I did these). Still kicks out the degas bottle on an extended full throttle run. Will Restore do any different, or should I go ahead and plan on the coolers...
If I do the coolers, I am trying to decide between delete and bulletproof cooler. Only reason for the cooler is in case I have to sell in the future, easier to sell with legal equipment...
Any other guidance? I am all ears.
EDIT: Also, is ELC just ELC. Before doing a bunch of reading here I bought Auto Zone brand ELC, but considering returning it and getting some Zerex or something better.
2005 F350 SRW, Crew cab short bed Lariat FX4. 85k. BPD HD oil cooler setup, BPD EGR cooler, Scanguage monitor.
2004 Excursion 6.0 - Lots of mods! SOLD!!!