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post #1 of 25 Old 06-12-2011, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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ELC= plugged cooler?

I got 50K on my 06 with a EGR delete. I have everything on how to do the flush.

I would just like to know how many did the flush and how many miles you had on the truck when you did switch.......and did you plug your cooler or not.

Its a stone stock truck, and not much of a puller exept the drag car once in a while.

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I had gaskets let go back in January, parts (minus studs) and labor paid for by Ford. Studs installed, oil cooler rebuilt, egr cooler replaced (stock unit due to Ford covering it) and Ford Gold after a VC-9 flush.

I'm willing to bet the tech rebuilt the oil cooler before the flush, on my job. I'm sitting with 12k on the truck in 5 months, and a ECT/EOT delta of 10-12* at OT. I'm not expecting my cooler to last the year.
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I only have a few k on mine but i only have 30k now before the flush 2-4* spread now the same but i used 48 gallons of distilled water and 12.5hrs when you start you can't stop i am useing Delo ELC coolant i know my system is clean
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I have 220K on mine. it has been cat elc since 55k. i have never had problems with my cooler, neither the oil cooler or egr cooler have been replaced, egr cooler has been welded shut for 30k now, and i run the srl tune from matt with an sctx3

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call me crazy, im waiting till the cooler needs rebuilt before i do the flush. i cant risk trying to benefit my engine with a certain fluid, only to find out it plugs your oil cooler after doing it. so im gonna wait, i got the coolant flushed by ford and they put more gold in. im not gonna tear the engine down just to rebuild the cooler, the next time it is opened up, it will get arp studs, oil cooler rebuilt, elc coolant, and whatever else i can afford at the time.

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My oil cooler was healthy before I did my ELC switch and all the flushes. So I did this about 5100 miles ago. Zero change in temps. My truck had about 46k when I did the flush.

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My cooler was healthy before the flush and the flush clogged it and ruptured the EGR cooler. I have 58,000 miles.I have also had a coolant filter on since 1,100 miles new.
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My cooler was healthy before the flush and the flush clogged it and ruptured the EGR cooler. I have 58,000 miles.I have also had a coolant filter on since 1,100 miles new.
That sucks.

If it makes you feel better, I built a motor once and blew it up durring break in. Wasnt my fault though, bad stroker crank from summit. Just a waste of time.

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So were looking at about a 25% chance so far it seems.
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That sucks.

If it makes you feel better, I built a motor once and blew it up durring break in. Wasnt my fault though, bad stroker crank from summit. Just a waste of time.
No, not really any better. But if someone wants to send a check for the repair, I'll do my best to get over it..............
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