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Completed the coolant flush today..

I used Restore and Restore Plus and refilled with distilled water and Peak's Final Charge ELC. Oddly enough, while doing the flush from beginning to end, there was no "junk" in the fluid. No scaling, no rust, nothing. After Restore and Restore plus, it came out milky and then came clean after a few flushes. It's not what I was expecting. Any ideas on why it came out clean?
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I used Restore and Restore Plus and refilled with distilled water and Peak's Final Charge ELC. Oddly enough, while doing the flush from beginning to end, there was no "junk" in the fluid. No scaling, no rust, nothing. After Restore and Restore plus, it came out milky and then came clean after a few flushes. It's not what I was expecting. Any ideas on why it came out clean?
Maybe you coolant system was well taken care of. I would throw a coolant filter on just incase.

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I thought mine was "clean" too, after running the elc for a day or so. I drained some coolant, and let it settle in the bucket, upon closer inspection I found fine grit like sand, dirt? and black flakes. Looks like someone was filling the system with ditch water?

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I thought mine was "clean" too, after running the elc for a day or so. I drained some coolant, and let it settle in the bucket, upon closer inspection I found fine grit like sand, dirt? and black flakes. Looks like someone was filling the system with ditch water?

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That would be the casting sand left from when the block was casted, it is one of the reasons guys like to run a coolant filter on these trucks.

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That would be the casting sand left from when the block was casted, it is one of the reasons guys like to run a coolant filter on these trucks.
Yea, I know, got one on the way.

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