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coolant flush questions

Hi guys,

I'm planning on doing a coolant flush next weekend. I have a few questions. I was going to use
as a procedure but I am going to remove the bottom radaitor hose and Tstat. I do not have an owners manual. I've seen people say use ford gold coolant and people that will only use ELC coolant. I'm probally gonna use the ELC. I'm trying to find the best procedure on how to flush out the coolant. There is alot of information on the net on how to due it many different ways but I'm looking for the latest up to date procedure and coolant type. I'm planning on getting the CAT ELC coolant. I will probally add a coolant filter setup also. Can somebody please point me in the proper direction and is the youtube video good on this.
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Did Coolant Flush Today / writeup

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I read that write up before looks good.
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Leave your thermostat where it is for a better flush..

AND...STOP listening to BILL and stop viewing "powerstrokehelp" on youtube. The guy is a donkey.
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I've got my Cat ELC coolant. I bought 4 gallons that what the dealer had on the shelf. After reading the bottle it says do not add water. Now how many more gallons due I have to purchase? Since I cannot top off with water?
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Unfortunately, you will have to return it and get the concentrated form of the coolant. The cooling system retains approx. 50% of the total capacity of the system at each drain. If you were to refill your cooling system with that premixed stuff, you would effectively have 75% water and 25% coolant.
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Unfortunately, you will have to return it and get the concentrated form of the coolant. The cooling system retains approx. 50% of the total capacity of the system at each drain. If you were to refill your cooling system with that premixed stuff, you would effectively have 75% water and 25% coolant.
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Leave your thermostat where it is for a better flush..

AND...STOP listening to BILL and stop viewing "powerstrokehelp" on youtube. The guy is a donkey.
NYC,

Could you pls. explain as to why leaving the thermostat in gives a better flush? I am getting ready to flush/ELC switch a friends truck. I pulled my thermo when I did my truck, so I am curious as to the reasoning behind your statement.

And I TOTALLY agree on item #2 in your post!!!

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The chemical flush VC-9 and Restore indicate on the direction for the temp to reach about 190* in order for it to clean properly.

So if you remove your thermostat for the chemical flushing, your temps will only reach about 150*.

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