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coolant flush

Well i finally got the coolant. All i need to get is the VC9 and a bunch of distilled water. Hopefully i can get it done this weekend or next. Also i will be changing out the thermostat.
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What's the VC9 for?
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What's the VC9 for?
It cleans the rust and scale out of the cooling system.

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something to think about

i checked out doing the job myself......butttt..there was alot of reference about a coolant changing machine that must be used to get all the air out of the system [and air trapped is bad news] so i am just saying be alert....i finally chose for to do it.

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i checked out doing the job myself......butttt..there was alot of reference about a coolant changing machine that must be used to get all the air out of the system [and air trapped is bad news] so i am just saying be alert....i finally chose for to do it.
I thought about it but after a lot of researching it seemed ford didnt really do a good job. I hope it turns out ok.

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Please post a follow up after the change. Where you drained the coolant etc. Mine will need it in the near future. Thanks.

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Please post a follow up after the change. Where you drained the coolant etc. Mine will need it in the near future. Thanks.
Will do! I will try and take some pictures

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the procedure is unlike anything else I have done on gasser trucks. here are the instructions
you should follow,

http://wpnet.us/flush.pdf

some people have had ford do a flush without following this procedure, you really want to go to a ford dealer that does alot of diesel trucks in order to get the proper flush

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Thanks for the info bro. I am thinking i will do the flush and leave the thermostats alone. Everything i have read is that they are a PITA to get in and out.

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ok guys well i finished the change. I flushed the system with VC9. I flushed out a bunch of times until the water came out clean. I didnt take out the passenger side block drain because you cant get to it without removing the starter. I refilled with peak final change and changed the coolant filter. After the first flush a lot of sand came out. Here is a picture of the first flush
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