coolant refill amount? 2003 F250 6.0-85k miles - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
coolant refill amount? 2003 F250 6.0-85k miles

Drained 16 quarts from radiator drain pet ****. The refill level in the manual is 27.5 quarts. Where is the rest of the coolant? I flushed twice with tap water and twice with distilled water. Refilled with 16 quarts 50 50 mix of ford gold, and distilled water. Should i have drained the block by removing the plugs? I let the engine get hot during each flush. Pretty sure I flushed most of the old coolant out. The reason i did this was to clean the egr valve.
A little dirty but not bad, reinstalled with new rings amd gasket.
Where is the rest of the coolant?

Will a ODB II reader give a deta T across the oil cooler? If not can i measure with my fluke pipe clamp transducers i use for refrigeration? I know less than 15 is good, more than 15 there is a problem.

Where is the rest of the coolant?

Last edited by jerrybs; 06-30-2012 at 01:27 PM. Reason: more info, i did have the heater on high during each flush
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,043
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You can not get all the coolant out. Heater core, heater lines, block, cylinder jackets, everywhere.
Also, if you wanted to wind up with a 50/50 mix, you shoulda refilled with half the total capacity in concentrated coolant, and the rest with distilled water. Right now you have probably a 25/75 coolant/water ratio.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,018
Thanks: 109
Thanked 95 Times in 87 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Rest is in the block, lines and heater core heater hoses.

7 gallons total roughly
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-30-2012, 02:08 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hamlin, Texas/Camp Arifjan Kuwait
Posts: 162
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via ICQ to Duncan's KR Send a message via Yahoo to Duncan's KR
Quote:
Originally Posted by jesilvas View Post
You can not get all the coolant out. Heater core, heater lines, block, cylinder jackets, everywhere.
Also, if you wanted to wind up with a 50/50 mix, you shoulda refilled with half the total capacity in concentrated coolant, and the rest with distilled water. Right now you have probably a 25/75 coolant/water ratio.
This is not an entirely true statement. You can use a high volume low pressure blower(aka leave blower) to get most if not all out. check out http://www.evanscooling.com/assets/p...er-04Apr11.pdf the coolant may be different but the theory is sound.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-30-2012, 03:07 PM
Super Moderator


 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,971
Thanks: 3
Thanked 29 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
jerrybs, you should have read one of the several coolant flush writeups found here as you went about this all wrong. It takes at least 6-7 flushes to get down below 1% remaining of whatever was in the system to start, old coolant, tap water, etc. To do an effective flush job you really have to flush the living bejesus out of it. It is most economical to do this part with tap water. Then follow with at leats 24 gallons of tap water. Then add 3.5 gallons of concentrated coolant and top off as required with distilled water. This returns you to a 50/50 mix. I suggest you start over and do it right.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-01-2012, 07:43 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
pgreensvt thanks for the advice. I actually did read all of the posts and then some!
I flushed a total of 5 times, 3 with tap and 2 with distilled water The 3rd time with tap water the radiator drain plug was removed and a garden hose inserted in the degasser tank for 20 minutes. (heater on high) This project took a few hours with all of the flushing! Pretty sure most of the original coolant is gone. What do you think about adding a coolant filter? I like the Sinister product. Thanks everyone for your help. Jerry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Premium Member

 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My flush took a total of about 12-14 hours without removing the thermostat and draining the driver side plug only. When you use tap water it is imperative that you flush with approx 24 gallon of distilled to get all the tap water outta the system. Without removing the plugs in the block I would suggest using even more atleast 3-6 gallon more.

Sent from my PC36100 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
coolant drain, delta tee, refill amount

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors