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post #1 of 12 Old 09-03-2012, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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coolant question

So my question is when I drained my degauss bottle when I installed my ipr coolant system I filled it back up with a gallon of the Ford gold coolant. Should I have diluted it? My current temps are ect 176 and eot 188 is that normal? Should I drain some coolant and add half gallon or so of distilled water?
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it wouldnt make your engine extra cold.... sounds like a thermostat issue to me

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If it were 50/50 before draining the degas bottle, then adding 1 gallon of concentrate back is only 1/2 a gallon more charge - it would take you to a 52% solution (you are fine with up to a 60% mix).

As to the temps - are you sure the ECT is correct? Does it read the same as the EOT when the engine has sat overnight (before starting up)?

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The Ford thermostat usually fails wide open, so my vote is also for a bad thermostat.


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Going up some hills its reading ect 188 eot 196
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those are the exact temps I had when my t-stat was bad


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Now I'm at 192 and 200 eot. That seems ok doesn't it?
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You don't wanna change the t-stat do you?


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Haha nope, looks like I'm going to have to when I get home from North Dakota in a couple weeks. Cause its back at 176, oh well can't be that hard.
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Anybody happen to have the part number off the top of there head? Guess I'll just order it while I'm at the rig.
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