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  1. Will a Coolant Flush Help Oil Temps?

    General 6.0L Discussion
    I am new to the diesel world as I have recently purchased a 2006 F-250. After doing some research, I know that the difference in temperatures(delta) between the oil and coolant SHOULD be less than 15 deg F. I have seen as high of a 31 deg F difference cruising at highway speeds. My question is...
  2. My prestone bottle is filled with Gray/green slime... Im worried...

    6.0 Repair Help
    Hi guys, I guess I did a rookie mistake... I bought a 2005 Ford F350 a week ago! When i checked the truck out I looked in the prestone bottle and saw it was greenish but I did not put my finger in to see the texture(I just assumed the guy did not put the proper powerstroke gold prestone. When I...
  3. Leaving distilled water overnight ok?

    General 6.0L Discussion
    I've been working all day on flushing the previous owner's green coolant out of the system and have run out of time today. Is it a big deal to leave straight distilled water in the truck overnight? I plan on getting back to it early in the morning. Sorry for such a dumb question lol but as many...
  4. Any advice about my 2003 F-250 coolant flush & EGR delete plan?

    General 6.0L Discussion
    Hi folks, I recently bought a 2003 F-250 Super-Duty 6.0L 2WD regular cab with only 51k miles and am working to bulletproof it so it will last a long time. I have some experience working on big machines, although not much working on vehicles yet. As warm-up to bigger projects, I've done a few...
  5. Coolant Filter - by Champion - Anyone use?

    General 6.0L Discussion
    Well, it has been abut 4 years since I had my HGs and oil cooler work done, and now my deltas are running about 15-25 degrees, unloaded, depending on speed (20-25 at 65-70mph). So I am thinking about installing BPD's oil cooler relocation kit (myself) and was thinking about installing this...
  6. Threw P012F code, need help

    6.4 Motor Problems
    New to this, so bare with me. :dunno: Wrench light came on. Code is P012F, i found what are the causes on Motocraft's website. All temperatures running normal, and not having any issues, yet. The Coolant is clear((although i had to add coolant leak stop a few weeks ago)) Wondering if...
  7. 6.0 Coolant Flush quick question

    6.0 Motor problems
    I'm getting ready to do the coolant flush on my 05 f250 tomorrow and I have everything prepped and ready to go and I've read just about ever thread out there on the coolant flushes but one thing I never really came across was how long it takes people to do this entire process. So my question is...
  8. 05 6.0 oil cooler replacement help

    6.0 Motor problems
    Ok I am going to be replacing the oil cooler on my 05 6.0. While I have it down I'm also doing stc fitting, dummy plugs & up pipes, egr delete, new ipr valve and intake gaskets. Now I'm also flushing my ford gold coolant out and putting elc in. I'm going to use restore and restore plus but my...
  9. Need help on oil cooler egr delete and coolant flush

    6.0L Problems Forum
    Have an 05 f250 6.0 113k. My egr cooler went out and the truck was hydrolocked well now all that is taken care of I've got it all torn down and ever delete installed. My main question is when I refill with oil should I do it normal or through the oil filter housing? Also my truck has not been...
  10. Egr delete and coolant flush

    6.0 Motor problems
    Have an 05 f250 6.0 113k on economy tune gets 18mpg. As far as aftermarket it's just cold air intake and straight pipe lifted on 37s. About a month ago my truck started puffing white smoke on start up only and losing coolant. So I researched and decided 2 clean the egr valve well when I did I...
  11. Hoses bursting

    6.0L Problems Forum
    I've had two radiator hoses burst on me in the last three weeks. I don't know if my water pump is going bad and over pressurizing or what. The first time it was the upper radiator hose and I was just going about 60mph down the highway, not accelerating or anything. The second time it was the...
  12. 6.4 coolant flush process

    General 6.4L Discussion
    From searching the forum and seeing a bunch of different ways of flushing the coolant on the 6.0 and the 6.4, i typed up a step by step process. Hope this helps. For those of you who have done it, does this look good to you? ill gladly edit with better ways of doing it. Flushing and...
  13. Coolant Flush Question

    General 6.0L Discussion
    Got a quick coolant flush question for ya: After installing a Bulletproof EGR delete and new oil cooler, I flushed the coolant system with Fleetguard Restore and VC-9. Since then, I've flushed it 6 times with distilled water (approx 4 gals per flush, up to the full mark on the sticker) but when...
  14. EGR cooler & Oil cooler?? Losing coolant, starts-white smoke, warm-black smoke..

    6.0 Motor problems
    After much reading on this forum (Thx to all) i'm pretty sure i have a blown EGR cooler and plugged oil cooler. I've been losing coolant for several months and never knew where it was going (just figured it was from boil-off as i could see the chalky white evidence around the coolant fill...
  15. Things I need to replace Oil cooler, EGR delete, Stand pipes, Rail plugs ETC. Help!

    General 6.0L Discussion
    I have a couple boxes of parts waiting to be installed into my 2004 6.0. Oil stand pipes, Rail plugs, New injector o-rings. Then on the oil cooler half. New oil cooler, intake gaskets, egr delete, coolant filter, turbo oil feed tube and return tube. Still have to get the 4 gallons of rotella...
  16. Did Coolant Flush Today / writeup

    General 6.0L Discussion
    today was the day. anyway this is what i got. -10 gal distilled water from hyvee ($0.88 gal) = $8.88 - 3 gal of zerex elc-1 concentrate (ordered from Napa @ 19.99 gal x 3) = $59.97 - bottle of vc-9 (got from ford $32.00) = $32.00 - dozen glazed doughnuts that me and my buddy wiped out :hehe...
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