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Old 09-20-2013, 06:27 PM
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Do I need to flush?

Just got a brand new radiator courtesy of ESP. There is a TSB about the hoses and it looked like my hoses were never replaced, nor was my degas bottle. New radiator, seals, hoses, and degas. Just had to pay the $100 deductible. Cost FORD $1400. Had a slow leak from the driver's side end of the radiator, along with white crust on the top of the hose which I'm assuming was a leak up near the block.

I previously bought a bottle of Restore and Restore Plus, and had planned on switching over to CAT fluid. I also added a coolant filter 5k miles ago and did the first filter change which looked pretty bad (sand, debris, rust). Do I still need to flush with the Restore/Plus and change fluid, or is the Gold good for awhile now since they added a bunch of new fluid.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:36 PM
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As long as your deltas are good I would just do a water flush. Do the first ones with tap water and the last ones with distilled. Even though there really haven't been many stories of coolers plugging after the restore flushes the few that there have been made me a little paranoid.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:10 AM
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I would just filter it until the deltas look like they are going bad
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