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Old 10-29-2010, 06:18 PM
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COOLANT FLUSH AND FILL

It is starting to get a bit chilly here in Central PA, I want to do a flush and fill of my radiator, but I am hearing / reading all kinds of things about the proper coolant/ anti freeze / additives/ corrosion / cavitation and all kinds of stuff I don't really understand. Does somebody have a really good write up or description of what to do, how to do it, what to use, etc.? THANKS IN ADVANCE!
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:48 PM
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Here's a link:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/96...ml#post8935201
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Coolant flush

I went through this decision-making process after doing a search on coolant on this forum and decided to go with the Cat ELC in my '99 PSD here in North Carolina. It looks like a good product and I like the product effective lifespan.

Also, you might want to look at Gooch's coolant flush write-up here: Ford Super Duty Coolant Flushing Procedure | Superdutypsd.com. As he says, the PSDs came with either the green coolant which requires monitoring or the Ford gold coolant. The big deal for changing coolant types is to do a very thorough flush of the system before putting in the new coolant.
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Wow, this is quite the job. What is a "degas" bottle, and where do you get all these types of coolant?
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I had mine done at the dealer. Didnt have time to do it myself. Cost me about $100.00. I try to change it every year or two. Its pretty important on these diesels.
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Wow, this is quite the job. What is a "degas" bottle, and where do you get all these types of coolant?
The degas bottle is your radiator overflow reservoir.

Check out the yellow pages of your phone book. Look up "Oils Lubricating" and it should give you a list of point-of-sale petroleum outlets in your area.

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Excellent link binuay
Thanks for putting it out there.
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Excellent link binuay
Thanks for putting it out there.
I'm kind of partial to that link too.

Gooch's flush procedure is carried on almost all diesel enthusiast forums, but the link I put together includes a bunch of Gooch's coolant info that I haven't ever seen posted in one thread.

I culled all that info from various threads and posts by Gooch from over the years and saved it to my hard drive. I checked with Gooch before posting the info, since it was several years old, and he said it was still current and correct.

I've done a bit of research into ELC's and everything I've found backs up all of Gooch's info.

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CAT ELC user here too Earl but Fleetguard ELC is another good one, just make sure to read the containers for HD trucks. Check your local truck stops too, there pretty cost consience. Its a process to change out the coolant but you'll never have to do it again.
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