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Old 05-25-2011, 05:13 PM
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im planning on doing a coolant flush and swap to elc and an egr delete, i also am planning on getting a scangauge II and was wondering if i would be okay not doing the oil cooler and how long it would be fine with the stock one. it has 114k on it now
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:17 PM
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Not doing the oil cooler while you're under the hood, is a crap shoot. You already have the top taken down, and you're solving the EGR cooler while you're in there already. The rebuild kit from Ford will be that piece of mind that it will be a while before you have to go back in there again. Mind ya, that rebuild kit is about haft the cost of a replacement oil cooler.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:20 PM
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I would flush it, fill it, and check the temps. If they are within a few degrees, go ahead leave it.
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I would flush it, fill it, and check the temps. If they are within a few degrees, go ahead leave it.
What he said^^^^^*

If the temps are ok after the flush and fill, go ahead and just do the delete.
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What he said^^^^^*

If the temps are ok after the flush and fill, go ahead and just do the delete.

I would think long and hard about that.. I flushed mine and ended up moving the clogging problem along.. Didnt have temp issues before my flush, now i am at 15 degrees... Gotta do cooler swap now... If you dont have temp issues right now, just run distilled water thru it getting all the Ford crap out and put in your ELC and see how the temps are... You might prolong a cooler swap.. Just my opinion though....
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:43 AM
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the big question is how many times in that 114k life did you flush the cooling system?

once, twice, thrice, none?

the less you flushed to more likely you will plug that cooler when flushing with restore restore plus.

I would get the scan thingy first, watch your temps for a week. get a mental note of what they are doing, then flush the bugger, then drive it, then if you need to replace the oil cooler/delete egr. but still delete that stupid egr and sell it to bulletproof for money.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:07 PM
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These guys are right on.
Drain coolant.
Remove thermostat.
Flush the heck out of it with 2 gallons of simple green for 2 hours.
Flush with distilled water twice
Refill with 3-1/2 gallons of silicate free ELC (extended life coolant) + distilled water.
See where you are at then.
Worst case scenario you get to perform more labor, and your truck gets a shiny new one.

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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and you get the joy of lifting the oil cooler out and let drip all over the garage floor then run outside letting it drip all over the conrete driveway then finally use your noogin and throw it in the weeds only to come back 45 minutes later and spill more oil on the driveway that kitty litter wont get out.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:29 PM
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im some what knowledgeable but im sorta confused. i was under the impression you would want to do the flush before the egr delete/oil cooler.......so your saying to check his delta before the flush....flush then do the egr delete...then to drive it and find out his delta is high and his oil cooler is clogged because he just flushed all that crap into it.....then take apart all that he just did to replace the oil cooler. and you have wasted all that good cat elc coolant you just bought???? please feel free to step in and correct me if im wrong but wouldnt you just want to replace or rebuild oil cooler. just makes more since
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:32 PM
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unless you are saying to check the delta then flush then check again to see if you are good to go to just do egr delete but why even risk wasting coolant. i would just spend the extra money and do it right the first time
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