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Old 10-28-2018, 09:00 AM
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So, screw that drain plug and just doing the best flush without it. I read that it should be 6 gal I the system? Can only get about 3 gal out at a time so just going to flush with distilled water as much as I can then top off with 3 gal of dexcool.

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Old 10-29-2018, 10:03 AM
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The block drains are very near the front of the engine.

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Old 10-29-2018, 10:08 AM
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The block drains are very near the front of the engine.

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U found 1 I think with yellow paint right above the starter. Just a pain to get to without taking the starter out. Coolant looked good and should have just drained, changed thermostats, and top off with 50/50. Too late now.

If you know for sure where the block drains are please share with a pic. Thanks!

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Old 10-29-2018, 07:27 PM
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Done with coolant flush, thermostats, and cap. Short trip after my operating temp went up 15 to 20 degrees. Sitting at 185 to 190 now using the torque pro app.

Power steering fluid next.

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Just did my power steering fluid flush. The old stuff was nasty. Anyone putting a filter in their system? Would like to put one in due to how bad my fluid was and before I start replacing parts. Have some play in my steering box output shaft and fluid residue on my brake booster and master cylinder.

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I've never heard of anyone putting a filter on the power steering fluid.

I would just change it when it gets a little dark. Nothing special. You can use the turkey baster method or pull the return line and flush it. But I don't think a filter is worth it. A cooler on the other hand...
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:10 PM
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Yeah, when I do the box I will probably do a cooler. On my ford 7.3 alot of people would put a filter on theirs. They also came with a factory cooler.

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