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coolant flush time!

alright just bought all the coolant cat elc ec1 4 gallons of concentrate and 1 gallon of 50/50 for topping off, my friend at the ford dealer says when they flush they pull the drain on the bottom of the radiator and stuff a hose in the degrass bottle an run the truck with the heater on high for an hour and drain the radiator and fill with distilled water and drain an flush 3 or 4 times then fill with 4 gallons of distilled water and and 4 gallons of concentrate, for those who have made the swap what do you guys recommend on how to do it?


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alright so i just did my coolant flush today and this is how i did it

i ran the truck up to temp then put a 5 gal bucket under my radiator and pulled the drain let all the coolant run into the bucket once that was empty i put the plug back into the radiator and filled it up with the garden hose an started up the truck once the truck was started i pulled the drain plug and let the truck run for an hour an a half with the drain plug out and the house in the degass bottle and the heater on high,
after the truck ran for an hour an a half i shut it off let the radiator drain and then put the plug in an filled it with distilled water let it run for 45 min shut it off drained it and refilled it an did that 4 more times to make sure everything was all flushed out with the distilled water, then i poured the cat elc ec1 concentrated coolant in and started up the truck let it run with the heater still on high and topped off as needed
i feel like i can sleep a little easier now that iv got the ford gold crap out took about 4 1/2 hours start to finish to do the flush

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What happened to step 2 and step 3 Restore and Restore+ you left all the crap in the motor
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no i used them i just forgot to throw that part in but thanks for catching that

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