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That is what I did also, except I used 3.5 gallons of concentrate. The total system is 28 quarts (7 gallons).

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Me personally, I love making a huge mess once so that I don't have to make a mess again in the future. So I pulled my starter (after disconnecting the batteries), pulled both block plugs and opened the radiator pet****, once drained I installed valves, reinstalled the starter, pulled out the thermostat, reinstalled the empty housing. Then proceeded to flush the crap out of it. Filled it with distilled water, ran it for 15 minutes on high idle with the heater on, drained it, filled it and put in Restore, ran it, drained it, filled it, ran it, drained it, filled it and put in Restore+, ran it, drained it. Then fill, run, drain until it's clean on a pH test strip. All in all it took me about 40 gallons of distilled water. When you're done and refilling the cooling system for good, put 3 gallons of CONCENTRATED coolant in FIRST since there will still be a little bit of water left in the system, then top off with distilled water to get damn close to a 50/50 mix, drive it around to burp out any air bubbles, top off with distilled to the line and you're done
Awesome! Thank you! So disconnect batteries, unbolt starter to get to other plug, pull other plugs, drain, run water through the system until it’s clear, bolt starter back on, connect batteries, start truck, continue to flush, do that a few times, then plug everything and fill with coolant?

I just need to figure out how to pull the starter now.
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I would install a Fumoto valve when you pull the starter, then you only need to pull the starter once
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I would install a Fumoto valve when you pull the starter, then you only need to pull the starter once
Isn’t that an oil valve?
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Try the F108n Fumoto valve and attach some 3/8" tubing to the valve on the first flush to make the rest quicker and less messy.

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Isnít that an oil valve?
It's a fluid valve, i don't think it cares what fluid it's controlling


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Try the F108n Fumoto valve and attach some 3/8" tubing to the valve on the first flush to make the rest quicker and less messy.
If I do that I should have to unbolt the starter?
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If I do that I should have to unbolt the starter?
Just once, install the valve then slip a piece of tubing on the valve and loop it past the starter
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So there’s a twist now. The starter is has putty holding one of the bolts secure so the started doesn’t fall out. The hole that connects the starter to the tranny is broke so hence the putty or else the starter wouldn’t stay in place. There’s no way to get my starter off. Could I just take the the driver side plug out or should I just take it in and have them tap into the hoses and flush it that way?
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two bolts will hold that starter on ok
i have read about the starters working right up till they fell off the truck ( last bolt worked out )

if you don't pull the starter to get the drain plug you will be doing a poor job on the flush
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