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Old 07-13-2012, 08:41 AM
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Coolant flush question

Ok I've reading a lot on the subject I'm
Ordering my coolant filter and gunna run it for few thousand miles and change filters twice before I would want to flush.

This is my dilemma

I am starting to work 7days a week till dark so I was wanting some maybe to
Do it for me but I doubt anyone will do it by using restore plus and then restore then distilled water than put in the ELC or am I wrong?

Maybe one day it will be a rain out and I can change it my self hopefully :/

Can anyone give me the steps that need to
Be followed to change this ford gold crap!

Also I heard don't change the ford
Gold if your delta are good cause sometimes when you change coolant you almost always clog up your oil cooler?
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:23 PM
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:28 PM
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look in the 6.0 Tech Files section for writeups on this. What coolant filter are you planning to use. I highly recommend IPR's full flow coolant filter. It is the best most effective coolant filter out there. Yes the oil coolers sometimes clog. I wouldn't go so far as to say almost always, but it is a possibility.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:23 PM
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Anything is possible I suppose.

My deltas were good, flushed w/ 24.5 gallons of Distilled Water (5 flushes), switched to ELC Ultra.

My deltas are still good - so are the actual temps. I have seen absolutey NO issues with switching after only distilled water flushes.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:53 PM
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Diesel site or sinister coolant filter I WAS going to use .. And bismic you had ford
Gold and flushed your system only with water?
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:11 PM
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Look at the IPR full flow filter. Way better than either (or any) of those.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:21 PM
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My deltas were good, flushed w/ 24.5 gallons of Distilled Water (5 flushes), switched to ELC Ultra.

My deltas are still good - so are the actual temps. I have seen absolutey NO issues with switching after only distilled water flushes.


My coolers were changed out under warranty by the dealership when I bought the truck. I ran it for 3k miles on fresh Gold watching temperatures and coolant pressures, and when I was satisfied with everything flushed with distilled water only, and switched to Delo ELC. If anything, the delta has dropped by a degree or two, and I really have to hammer on it for a while to get the eot above 200 or the delta to 6. I would have gone with Rotella Ultra, but the only distributor within 3 hours either couldn't or wouldn't get any of the concentrate.

I strongly recommend installing and using the Fumoto valves in the block drains.

Edit: I was going to order one of the others until I saw the IPR coolant filter. Very happy to wait for that one, expecting it to be arriving soon.

Last edited by L&B; 07-13-2012 at 05:24 PM. Reason: IPR
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:23 PM
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How much is there filter?
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:25 PM
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I'm buying this filter tomorrow so what's better with the idp than the others?
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Innovative Performance Research

IPR High Flow Coolant Filter Not Another Bypass

IPR uses a 3/4" hose and runs in series with the heater core; much higher volume through the filter. The others use a 3/8" hose in a bypass loop off the heater circuit. IPR's filter element is re-useable. More discussion in the second link above.
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