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Old 05-19-2012, 07:35 PM
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Coolant filter questions.

I just bought a 2005 F250 6.0. The previous owner traded it in with the normal 6.0 problems. I don't think he maintained it as he should. Anyways it has 111K on it and it is real clean. The dealer put new head gaskets, head bolts, egr, egr cooler, oil cooler, did a system flush, 2 new batteries, pluse sone other things don't have the bill infront of me now. The bill was just over 5K (glad I didn't have to pay that one) that is why I am thinking about buying a coolant filter system. Seems like many problens start with the coolant. I don't think I am going to do the whole delete think right now, everything is new. Can I use the gold antifreeze or do I have to do another flush before installing the kit? I am good with maint. Oil and fluids are always changed on time (or early) so I am thinking this should be a good truck for me as most of what I read about failures were owners treating the now 6.0 like the old gen diesels.
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also should I do the blue spring upgrade? I would think the dealer would have done this but didn't see it on the bill.
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Coolant filter is a good idea, it will help keep your new oil cooler from getting clogged. i would say gold coolant if fine. as long as you change it min of 30k miles. if you had an egr delete i wouldn't worry about it. the factory gold coolant really doesn't like all of the heat the egr cooler puts in to it, which is why it breaks down, plugs your oil cooler, which in turn makes your egr cooler rupture, then blow your hg.
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Coolant filter is a good idea, it will help keep your new oil cooler from getting clogged. i would say gold coolant if fine. as long as you change it min of 30k miles. if you had an egr delete i wouldn't worry about it. the factory gold coolant really doesn't like all of the heat the egr cooler puts in to it, which is why it breaks down, plugs your oil cooler, which in turn makes your egr cooler rupture, then blow your hg.
Thanks for the reply.So NOT having the egr delete should I run the gold or some rotella coolant? I just ordered the blue spring upgrade, guess I will find out if my truck has it or not.
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Most dealers don't put the blue spring update in. Chances are yours doesn't have it done yet. Good upgrade for sure. Honestly I'd keep the gold coolant since everything is new. Just service it at 30k. Do you tow at all?


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yes I have a 30' TT is it light only about 6K. I had problems with my F150 in the wind and that is what prompted the diesel. Looked for about 3 months for a clean low mile V10 ant and they are impossable to find. Had a 2000 f350 V10 and loved it but got out camping for a few years and didn't need it so I sold it I guess I should have kept it)
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I think you will be fine with a coolant filter. And running the gold coolant. After you run your first filter for 500 miles or so, cut it open an see what's inside. If its realistically Kleen other then a little sand you'll be fine. If your planning on keeping the truck forever and are going to daily drive it, an egr delete and switching to elc coolant will save you in the long run. But my truck had zero issues for almost 100k miles all stock. As long as you take care if it you should have ZERO issues


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Thanks for the advise.
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Flip on over to the 6.0 performance forum and check out IPR's coolant filter. It is different than anything else out there and I think by far the best option. He also has a great new egr delete that is unlike anything else on the market. Both are great options for your truck.
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