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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jenks, OK
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If you can find an oil cooler repair kit, snatch it up. They are on nationwide backorder. All the local dealers are out except two and the couple they had, they wouldn't sell, holding for warranty repairs. I found a link on amazon and then found the actual online retailer and called them to make sure they had it because I had already called 10 other places that said they had it on their web page but when you called they were out of stock. If you end up just buying an oil cooler kit, the Ford/International part number is: 3C3Z-6A642-CA
Does the egr delete kit you're buying include the up pipe? I highly recommend it. I can't believe how big the scoop/diverter is in the factory up pipe to direct exhaust flow into the EGR cooler. There's got to be some performance increase by getting that out of the exhaust flow to the turbo.
I paid $167 from egrdeletekit.com for mine. Paid $332 (1Aauto.com) plus shipping for my oil cooler repair kit and the intake gaskets are about $10-20. I'm doing a coolant system flush because hers had the green crap in it and I topped it off with Gold when it first started loosing coolant because thats what I thought it had in it (looked gold in the degas bottle). For a coolant flush you will need 3.5 gallons of ELC EC-1 Coolant. I got some Peak Final Charge at O'reillys. You will need 24-25 gallons of distilled water for the coolant flush (3 distilled water flushes plus the final fill 3.5 gallons of coolant + 3.5 gallons of distilled water. You will need one gallon of Fleetguard Restore and one gallon of Fleetguard Restore+ during the flush. I had to do some searching to find it, I got a local cummins dealer to order the Restore+ for me, they had the Restore in stock. I paid $26 for the Restore and $30 for the Restore+. There are plenty of articles and threads on here telling the proper procedure. I'm doing the reverse flush to get everything out of the oil cooler, heater, radiator and degas bottle.
Might as well do the blue spring fuel pressure regulator upgrade. Tousley's Ford has a special on this kit for $51 I think (might as well extend the life of your fuel injectors while you're in there). Of course new oil and a motorcraft oil filter. The one I'm working on (little womans) had a little coolant in the oil so I'm probably going to do a couple of oil changes on it to flush it, then one final oil change. Rotella T6 synthetic 5W-40 is $21 a gallon at Walmart...I bought 12 gallons.
I also bought a turbo mounting kit, gives you a new gasket for the oil inlet, new turbo mounting bolts, new o-rings for the inlet and drain tubes and one other bolt that looks like one of the 3 bolts used for the inlet and outlet...don't know why there wasn't 3 bolts. I believe there are upgraded inlet and drain tubes but I didn't have time to get those.
That's all I can think of. Just started this whole project (egr cooler delete + coolant flush) this weekend and discovered the coolant in the oil so now it's turned into an egr cooler delete + oil cooler + coolant system flush project.
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