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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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RE: 2011 Coolant flush
(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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