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2011 Coolant flush
08-14-2017, 08:43 AM
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2011 Coolant flush
Now i'v seen a lot of post of people asking about this but no one never ever answer the question. What is the best coolant for the vic? and YES I WILL FLUSH IT OUT PRIOR. If anyone could direct me to a good write up on the coolant flush also that will be awesome.
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08-14-2017, 11:09 AM (This post was last modified: 08-14-2017 11:10 AM by Westbrook.)
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
50/50 is the way to go for what type of coolant to use, and any major brand like Motorcraft, Prestone, or Peak will suffice.
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08-14-2017, 01:52 PM
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
Just an fyi, when you drain the old coolant, not all will come out. The block alone holds about 2 gallons if I remember. What I did was drain what I could from the radiator and pulled the lower hose off the block. Removed the t-stat. Filled back up with distilled water ran for a few, then drained again. I did this a couple of times. Depends on how dirty yours is. Once it was clear, I mixed my own using distilled water and refilled. Top off accordingly. I tried the premixed, and it actually got diluted too much, because of the extra water still in the block. I had to keep draining and adding until I got the correct temp.

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08-14-2017, 11:38 PM
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
thanks for getting back to me. I wasn't sure if the Vic was sensitive to coolant types or not. And it's pretty grimy in coolant tank. i

ll have to flush it 5 + times over. I know autzone has this tool that helps with this types of thing's last i recall it wasn't worth it buying.
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09-07-2017, 11:42 PM (This post was last modified: 09-07-2017 11:43 PM by Kearney36950.)
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
I didn't want to start another thread.. But this is going off my initial post. Is there a way to drain coolant straight from the engine block it self? and is there a better way then to flush rather then drain refile drive and rinse and repeat? also, I've seen a lot of pics where vic owners change the coolant hoses from the heater core, and to the radiator, why is this?

What is the coolant reservoir fitment years?
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09-08-2017, 12:01 AM
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
Here ya go.


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09-08-2017, 12:17 AM
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(09-08-2017 12:01 AM)FranktheVic Wrote:
 
Here ya go.



LOL I've actually seen a lot of his videos especially the drift stang. But I never actually thought the watch that video It's Been Awhile.
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09-08-2017, 01:43 AM
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
(09-08-2017 12:17 AM)Kearney36950 Wrote:
 
(09-08-2017 12:01 AM)FranktheVic Wrote:
 
Here ya go.



LOL I've actually seen a lot of his videos especially the drift stang. But I never actually thought the watch that video It's Been Awhile.

I actually just watched it for the first time a couple weeks ago haha.
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09-22-2017, 05:53 PM (This post was last modified: 09-22-2017 05:55 PM by mikeb.)
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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
So I did a "good enough for government work" flush on mine, thanks to an idea my 12 year old son gave me. My coolant was not that bad though. It had only 50k miles on it and once I drained it, I realized it looked dirty because it was the yellow coolant. No buildup. Here is what I did:
Drained the radiator
Took off the thermostat housing
Removed thermostat
Kept filling the block with distilled water through the hole until the water coming out the radiator was clear. This took a couple gallons to do.
Put new thermostat and gasket in
Fill radiator, run until operating temp with cap off, and burp the system. Run with heater on at this point.
#Note: keep track of how much water went through the block so you can make sure to maintain that 50/50 mix when you fill the radiator.
Put on cap and drive
Check level when it cools off

Now...obviously the old coolant from the heater hoses and core mixes with new, but if your coolant is not that bad to begin with, then this is good enough and saves a TON of time.
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