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Old 05-23-2011, 12:40 PM
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Did Coolant Flush Today / writeup

today was the day.
anyway this is what i got.

-10 gal distilled water from hyvee ($0.88 gal) = $8.88
- 3 gal of zerex elc-1 concentrate (ordered from Napa @ 19.99 gal x 3) = $59.97
- bottle of vc-9 (got from ford $32.00) = $32.00
- dozen glazed doughnuts that me and my buddy wiped out

grand total = $108
plus $40 in diesel

note- run your heat on high during the whole process. to flush heater core

#1 i drove it for about 5 min to get the t-stat open. pulled the pet**** and drained it (only get 3 gal at a time)

#2 filled it up with hose water. drove it for another 5-10 min. drained it again.

#3 topped it off with 3 gal of distilled. drove it another 5-10. drained it. do it one more time so you have mostly distilled water in the system.

#4 drain it. put your bottle of vc-9 and top with 3 gal of distilled.

#5 drive it! i took the interstate. went half hour out then turned around. 1 hour of drive time.

#6 drain it. leave the pet**** out. put the hose in top of the degas and run the truck for 20 min with water flushing through it.
after that the water coming out should be clean.

#7 repeat #3 to get all distilled back in the system

#8 drain the 3 gal out. and fill with 3 gal of coolant.

done! drive it and top it off with the distilled as needed. NO MORE COOLANT!!

does that sound right guys? or did i completely screw it up.

some of the nastiest coolant Ive ever seen came out of that thing. heres some pics.



word of advice. get a buddy to pull the pet**** when the coolant is hot


first drain


yummy


another drain


the coolant


serious flush after the vc-9

hope this helps someone

coolant temps dropped 5 degrees on the highway after it was all said and done

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Good work man....I will do your same flush here in the next few days. A few questions for you....why did you use the VC9 vs the Restore plus? Also why did you choose what you did for the ELC? Did your delta change at all? Replace the thermastat?
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For future flushes, you might want to look at these. These were found by jfirstford on another forum. He has been back flushing the oil cooler. Fumoto valves placed in the block drains.

55 EOT - ECT Δ. Working >400mi from home. Need tech advice. - Page 4 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

F108N : 16mm-1.5 - OilDrainValve
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today was the day. the dealer screwed around for the last time. so i pulled the plug on the whole works guess they dont want my $2400

anyway this is what i got.

-10 gal distilled water from hyvee ($0.88 gal) = $8.88
- 3 gal of zerex elc-1 concentrate (ordered from Napa @ 19.99 gal x 3) = $59.97
- bottle of vc-9 (got from ford $32.00) = $32.00
- dozen glazed doughnuts that me and my buddy wiped out

grand total = $108
plus $40 in diesel

note- run your heat on high during the whole process. to flush heater core

#1 i drove it for about 5 min to get the t-stat open. pulled the pet**** and drained it (only get 3 gal at a time)

#2 filled it up with hose water. drove it for another 5-10 min. drained it again.

#3 topped it off with 3 gal of distilled. drove it another 5-10. drained it. do it one more time so you have mostly distilled water in the system.

#4 drain it. put your bottle of vc-9 and top with 3 gal of distilled.

#5 drive it! i took the interstate. went half hour out then turned around. 1 hour of drive time.

#6 drain it. leave the pet**** out. put the hose in top of the degas and run the truck for 20 min with water flushing through it.
after that the water coming out should be clean.

#7 repeat #3 to get all distilled back in the system

#8 drain the 3 gal out. and fill with 3 gal of coolant.

done! drive it and top it off with the distilled as needed. NO MORE COOLANT!!

does that sound right guys? or did i completely screw it up.

some of the nastiest coolant Ive ever seen came out of that thing. heres some pics.



word of advice. get a buddy to pull the pet**** when the coolant is hot


first drain


yummy


another drain


the coolant


serious flush after the vc-9

hope this helps someone

coolant temps dropped 5 degrees on the highway after it was all said and done

Great write up. Still like your "Raptor" grill.
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Good work man....I will do your same flush here in the next few days. A few questions for you....why did you use the VC9 vs the Restore plus? Also why did you choose what you did for the ELC? Did your delta change at all? Replace the thermastat?
Vc-9 and restore plus are the same thing. I only went with ford vc-9 because I was already there checking on an oil cooler.

Went with zerex because it was reasonably priced. Don't know how much cat was but they were 40 miles From me. I'm going to find out delta tomorrow. My matco scanner won't read eot and didn't replace the t-stat i replaced it 10k ago because it was stuck open.




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Another link for the valves. He put an o-ring on it instead.

What's the thread size/type of the coolant drain block plugs? - Page 3 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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Great write up. Still like your "Raptor" grill.
Thanks man


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For future flushes, you might want to look at these. These were found by jfirstford on another forum. He has been back flushing the oil cooler. Fumoto valves placed in the block drains.

55 EOT - ECT Δ. Working >400mi from home. Need tech advice. - Page 4 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

F108N : 16mm-1.5 - OilDrainValve
thats pretty cool. my oil cooler is toast. 27 out and leaking a small amount of oil
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