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xlnt coolant write up-should be a sticky

Hey guy's. Came across this today. Very good write up on our cooling systems and flushing with pics. I think this would/should be a sticky for sure.

http://home.comcast.net/~lyon.family...ush%20v1-0.pdf

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I used this writeup when doing mine last week. I included 3 back/reverse flushes during mine.

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Good read, my concern is that my egr cooler is gone and am concerned about driving the truck, It burned about a gallon of coolant in only about 100 miles, could I just let it Idle for a shorter time in warm temperatures, plus I took the insurance off already, I am concerned about damaging the motor.
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Your concern is definitely a real important one. If your egr cooler is compromised in any way, then don't delay in getting it deleted or replaced. The longer you let it go, the greater the chance that collateral damage may occur. The egr cooler usually fails due to a clogging oil cooler. Egr cooler failure can also lead to head gasket failure or hydro-locking of the rt-bank cylinders. Letting the motor idle less is not going to ensure much.

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Thanks for the link Harry. I get back home in two days. I'll look into adding this as a sticky in the 6.0L stickies sub-forum.

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Your concern is definitely a real important one. If your egr cooler is compromised in any way, then don't delay in getting it deleted or replaced. The longer you let it go, the greater the chance that collateral damage may occur. The egr cooler usually fails due to a clogging oil cooler. Egr cooler failure can also lead to head gasket failure or hydro-locking of the rt-bank cylinders. Letting the motor idle less is not going to ensure much.

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Its not being driven right now, parked it once i found out and would like to fix all the common problems at once when I am in there, I would reall like to give it a good flush before all the work starts, and understand it needs motor heat to assist in using the restore flushing products, but yes dont want to run the motor any longer than needed, In that write up they say to let it high idle or drive for an hr. etc.
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Its not being driven right now, parked it once i found out and would like to fix all the common problems at once when I am in there, I would reall like to give it a good flush before all the work starts, and understand it needs motor heat to assist in using the restore flushing products, but yes dont want to run the motor any longer than needed, In that write up they say to let it high idle or drive for an hr. etc.
Gotcha, I misunderstood the idling part of your reply. Yes in warmer ambient temps things warm up quicker and easier. The problem with the 6.0 is it takes alot to get the t-stat to open unless your driving or towing. In fact, this past weekend wife and I were towing 8k loads of hay out of the fields and my ect was only 180F on flat ground going down the road at 40mph in 75F weather, wasn't till we towed up a steep hill that the t-stat would open at 192, and temps peaked at 198F, with the eot at 200F. But to answer your question, yes its a good idea to flush before opening up the motor if you can. Sounds to me like you are already on the right track. Maybe just remove the t-stat so you can flush as best possible without pressurizing things too much with the failed egr cooler.

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I used this writeup when doing mine last week. I included 3 back/reverse flushes during mine.
Strokin, did you switch to elc or stay with the gold?

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To help prevent the coolant from flowing into the intake during your flushing process, you can just unplug the EGR valve. Unplug it when the truck is cold and off. It should be OK to do this for your flush, since your not likely to overboost it and force the valve open and since you will be relieving the pressure on the cooling system, the chances of hydrolock are minimal.
Unplugging the EGR valve will throw a code and illuminate the CEL.
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