Well I finally got all my materials together today (so I thought, then my carefully laid out plan got sidelined with a fast trip to Walmart to get another 20 gallons of distilled) and did a coolant flush on my truck. Used nylon's writeup as a guideline and it seemed to go well. The Fumoto valve in the block was a lifesaver. Now I don't know if it's just me being really paranoid or really OCD, but I used somewhere in the neighborhood of 63 gallons of water to flush. I've got a MOUNTAIN of empty boxes and jugs. It took every bit of 12 hours to finish. It seems to me that it took wayyyy more flushes to produce clear water after the Restore and Restore +. One question I have that still lingers after this entire ordeal that I hope someone on here.... After my Restore + flush, the fluid that I drained out STUNK to high heaven. It was a yellow-green color. Everything I flushed after using the Restore + smelled bad. I never noticed it before I used it. Even when I felt like I had the cleanest drained water at the end of the day, it still had a funk to it that I can't identify. I'm hoping I've got it as clean as I can before I dropped in the Zerex ELC. It was clean and absoluely clear, but still had a goofy smell about it. I probably flushed that thing a dozen times after the Restore + and every drain got more clear than the previous, but all had that smell. Someone put my mind at ease a little, it's still on edge with my sky high deltas I'm currently babying. Hoping to let this stuff rustle around in the engine for awhile and let my plugged and feeble oil cooler catch any remaining trash before I take it in here in a couple weeks to get the EGR delete and oil cooler done.
I think I'm on the right track here... I sure appreciate all the help I've gotten from all the different members on here. I wouldn't have known anything about what I was doing without this place. I grabbed my big ole' Powerstroke Bible and headed to the shop this morning, and every bit of the info inside it has come from the org. If I had more confidence, I'd tear into this thing myself and do the EGR and oil cooler, but I just don't think I'm quite capable of going that far into this animal without a professional nearby. Maybe someday...
P.S.-- In my first part of my ramblings, I mentioned going to Walmart to get more distilled water because I was concerned about running out before I was satisfied with the flushes coming out. I'm standing in line with a shopping cart with 10 boxes containing 3, 1 gallon jugs of water.
Lady in front of me says, "Oh my gosh, did your well die???"
Me- "Nope, just REALLY thirsty today."
Wish I could explain so I didn't sound like such a fool, but at 4 o'clock today, my sarcasm still shocked me.