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Old 10-22-2007, 05:50 AM
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COOLANT?

Ok guys I need to do a coolant change in the truck and was curious what I needed to run antifreeze wise and how much? truck details in the sig.
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:44 AM
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:51 AM
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Motorcraft Premium Long Life Gold Antifreeze, Zerex G05 (gold bottle), Peak Global Lifetime (gold bottle) or Peak Extended Life CF-EXL (silver bottle)
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Depends are you doing the flush yourself for the quantity? If you do a total flush then you will need about 4 gallons of anti-freeze and 4 gallons of distilled water.
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Well I'm doing it myself and i just need to know how much and what type of coolant that I need to get so I can do this in the drive way. i plan on just draining from the radiator petcok (sp?) and then filling it with the required amounts.
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i plan on just draining from the radiator petcok (sp?) and then filling it with the required amounts.
I don't think this is a very effective way to do it... I believe the dealer uses a machine that pumps through the entire system to push out the old and replace with new.
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well all that is in there is water I have flushed it out several times because of an oil/egr cooler problem and was trying to get the oil out of the coolant system. I dont want to spend the money or waste the time to have the dealer do something when I can do it at home I just need to know how much antifreeze and what type I need. I know its not the best way but it works fine I'm not worried about having it perfect
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Don’t know about the 6.0 but on a 7.3 there are plugs in the side of the block near the motor mounts that get another 3-4 gallons out of it. You should use either premixed antifreeze or distilled water with concentrated antifreeze and on the 7.3 you need the additive from the dealer and test strips. Mine holds about 8 gallons total.
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If you not draining the block just draining the radiator add 4 gallons of pure anti-freeze not the 50/50 stuff and fill the rest of the way up with distilled if you can through the degas botttle. Should be close to a 50/50 mix as the total system is about 8 gallons. Get yourself a hydrometer they are cheap to check it after you are done.
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Also if you use the brands I specified you don't need to add sca its already got it with the gold antifreeze
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