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Old 07-10-2011, 09:26 PM
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Question Drain and flushing the 6.0

Is there a way to drain and flush the 6.0 without having to remove the starter?
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:29 PM
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yes, just don't remove the pass side block plug



or remove the starter once and install a Fumoto valve, then you can drain that side of the block without removing the starter
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:31 PM
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I dont understand why you would remove the starter. I would just pop off the lower hose till empty and drain the RAD, then refill, then repeat as needed. Im gonna find a post and link it here for you to read.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:40 PM
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Ford said to remove the starter to drain the pass side. I REALLY don't want to do that!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:43 PM
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Its not necessary, plus the 6.0 starter is a pain in the a$$ anyways.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:44 PM
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Thanks 96Stroker350! Will be waiting for your post.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:49 PM
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07Outlaw,

But will the block completely drain if I don't remove the pass side plug?
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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I couldnt get it to work like I wanted to. Was trying to post a link but I just copied the post.

THIS IS BY POWERSTROKE TECH
I use water and about a shot glass of dawn dish soap. Run it HOT wot up steep hills almost in an attempt to blow it up. Drain it add straight water and drive like a mad man again. Drain it add straight water and drive like a mad man again. Drain it add straight water and drive like a mad man again. Drain it add straight water and drive like a mad man again. then use coolant flush of your choice with water and drive like a mad man agian. Then your final Drain it add straight water and drive like a mad man again. Then drain it and add coolant/water mix and you should be good...
Thats how i do it. Pull the degas bottle off and use a power washer to blast the sludge out.

This was a thread about removing oil from the cooling system but it works great for a all around good flush. It doesnt hurt to remove the block plugs but its just not necessary.
You dont have to be as hard on ur truck as described above if you dont have oil in your coolant but a LITTLE soap doesnt hurt and several rounds of flushing with just water will work fine and be a little easier in the long run.

Good luck
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:57 PM
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Are you trying to drain to do a tear down of the entire engine or to do JUST a flush?
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:06 PM
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I want to do a really good flush to get rid of the Ford coolant and replace it with a ELC such as Rotella or other quality coolant to help protect the ERG and oil cooler.
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