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post #1 of 11 Old 03-30-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Restore

Flushed my truck a few times tonight and plan on finishing tomorrow with restore and restore plus before deleting the egr and replacing the oil cooler. I have read that I need to drive for 60-90 minutes with the restore in, question is, would driving longer than that be bad for it? I need to make about a 2 hour round trip tomorrow and thought I would just drive the truck with restore in it and knock that out at the same time, so long as it doesn't mess anything up. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Avoid having to drive the truck for so long by removing the thermostat.

I wouldn't drive for 2 hours with restore, restore+ or just straight water. That's a long time to be without 'coolant', ECT will probably start to spike.

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So should I not drive it without the thermostat? Or if so how long should I go?
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When I did my coolant flush, I removed the thermostat and filled the coolant system with water. Let the truck idle for 10 minutes or so with the defroster/heat on max temp and max fan.

if you drive with water or restore or without a thermostat, make sure you keep a close eye on your coolant temp.

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If you do the flush without the t/stat you will need to place cardboard in front fo the radiator to get the temp to 185-190* need gauges because it has to get to that temp before the Restore products work or it is a waste of time. I used 48 gallons of distilled water 1/2 gallon Restore then 5 flushes and 1/2 gallon Restore+ then 6 flushes then checked with ph strips need a 7.0 ph then add 3 1/2 gallons Delo ELC coolant and a new Ford T/stat, used 1/4 tank of fuel and took 12.5hrs.
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If you do the flush without the t/stat you will need to place cardboard in front fo the radiator to get the temp to 185-190* need gauges because it has to get to that temp before the Restore products work or it is a waste of time. I used 48 gallons of distilled water 1/2 gallon Restore then 5 flushes and 1/2 gallon Restore+ then 6 flushes then checked with ph strips need a 7.0 ph then add 3 1/2 gallons Delo ELC coolant and a new Ford T/stat, used 1/4 tank of fuel and took 12.5hrs.
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U drive yours or just let it sit in the driveway?
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U drive yours or just let it sit in the driveway?
When i did the (2) Restore flushes i drove the Sxxx out of it 1 hr each time but did the distilled flush siting in the driveway.
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When i did the (2) Restore flushes i drove the Sxxx out of it 1 hr each time but did the distilled flush siting in the driveway.
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Yea thats my plan, Ill just go for about an hour or so then.
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Does the thermostat need to be put back in when I drive it?
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