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Beating a dead horse?

Still getting the hang of this motor. I've been reading about it until I go cross eyed and I took area steps in what I feel are the right direction with my coolant filtration system and Edge Insight CTS. Now I cant stop watching my EOT and ECT. With normal driving they are around 8-10* apart, but when I get up to 65-70mph they go to 10-12* apart. I've read a lot of different posts on here about an acceptable split between the two, but regardless it seems to me that I am on the path for problems. Now to my actual question. I'm planning to flush, reverse flush my cooling system, and change my coolant. Is this worth my time or am I just spinning my tires? I really don't want to have to dive into replacing parts, but I don't want to waste my time either.
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still acceptable delta, I'd ride it out while saving for an EGR delete, new oil cooler, and updated parts (turbo lines, fuel spring). Then do your flush (with iron remover), replace oil cooler, delete the egr, and update your stuff! I wasnt even going to change the oil cooler with my 7-9 degree delta while doing the delete but I think I should do an system flush as well, rolling over 200000km!

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still acceptable delta, I'd ride it out while saving for an EGR delete, new oil cooler, and updated parts (turbo lines, fuel spring). Then do your flush (with iron remover), replace oil cooler, delete the egr, and update your stuff! I wasnt even going to change the oil cooler with my 7-9 degree delta while doing the delete but I think I should do an system flush as well, rolling over 200000km!
Thanks for the fast reply. It's not a matter of saving, I could do those now. That's one reason for the thread, I'm trying to decide which route to go. Maybe this is worth mentioning, but the previous owner had the dealership install an "EGR plate". I also already purchased the fuel spring, I just haven't installed it yet. I just prefer to work with what I have if it's logical.

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At -150,000mi or so i did the restore and restore+ flush as described on this forum. deleted the egr updated turbo oil supply and drain tubes put new oil cooler. i didnt have the edge yet but felt the work needed to be done eventually so i pulled the trigger as soon as i had the money. theres a risk of clogging the oil cooler while flushing the cooling system. now edge has never reported more than a 10* delta, even pulling my RV. also i went with CAT ELC and filter


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You have the coolant filter on so try and get 5-7000mi on it then do the coolant flush and do a good Restore flush with a 1hr run time must get it to 190* before it works to turn the silicates into a slime or liquid then flush tell clean then do the Restore+ run time the same flush tell clean. I used 1/2 gallon Restore 1/2 gallon Restore+ 48 gallons of distilled water 1/4 tank of fuel new t/stat and 12.5hrs of my time.
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