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Unhappy Coolant System After Flush...

So I have a '07 F250 CC W/ 48k on the odo. I did what I consider to be a "simple" flush, and followed a tutorial on the YouTube by powerstrokehelp. After draining the Ford gold, I refilled with regular water and let it cycle for about 30 min with a short drive in that time frame. I then drained the water and let it cycle through the system with the plug out of the radiator and continuous water running through via the degas bottle. After all was out, I installed a sinister coolant filter and began to fill the system with CAT ELC. After approximately 10 qts of coolant, my system was full. I had the engine running to see if it would suck anymore in, but its to the fill line. Did I miss something other than using DI water in the simple flush process? Any help is appreiciated.
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Do you have a monitoring device to see what the difference is between your coolant temp and your oil temp when the truck is warmed up? Hopefully with only 48k your oil cooler is still in good shape and a simple flush is fine.
Why didn't you use distilled water? Tap water will leave deposits.

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That info is here in the stickys. I think I had read here more than twice that powerstroke help is not a good place to get info. I know you are not to leave tap water in them distilled only. There are some you tubes that they have talked about that are pretty good. Sr master mech. I think. If you read some of the post of late about flush that should help.
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1. No tap water.
2. Only add concentrated coolant. Premixed is a waste of money.



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A fair amount of water is retained in the block hence adding the concentrate so that you can achieve the correct 50/50 ratio.
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1. No tap water.
2. Only add concentrated coolant. Premixed is a waste of money.
Minerals in the water do lovely things to blocks.

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It doesn't just leavesdropping deposits but also inhibits the start of rust in the system.

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Thanks gents... While @ the CAT dealer, the guy told me that CAT didn't offer a concentrate of their ELC anymore... After going to the local NAPA store, all they would recommend was zerex, which from what I understand is a spin off of the Ford gold. Any recommendations on a concentrated coolant and where to buy it? I'm gonna hit Walmart this afternoon for the distilled water. My thinking behind the tap water was my premix had the distilled water in it and that would handle the majority of the water problem. I didn't think about how I wouldn't be able to get all of the water out. Would taking the drain plugs outta the block help @ all? My delta between eot and ect is ~4*. Thanks again.
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That's a lie. I just picked some up yesterday...lol

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That's a lie. I just picked some up yesterday...lol

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How much of the concentrate did you buy for yours WarChild?
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