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    How much do i need?

    Not sure if I can do the banjo bolts without removing the coolant hose, so I assuming minimal spillage and increased capacity of V3 heat exchanger, was wondering on how much coolant to purchase.
    2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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    Mind you I have a 7.3L so YMMV, but I had to add a little less than a half gallon.
    Currently dieselless!

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    • #3
      I added less than a gallon as well.
      Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FastCote View Post
        How much do i need?

        Not sure if I can do the banjo bolts without removing the coolant hose, so I assuming minimal spillage and increased capacity of V3 heat exchanger, was wondering on how much coolant to purchase.
        When you pull the hose, you can stuff a rag in the lower metal tube and prop the hose up under the degas bottle and you may only spill about a pint of coolant...depending on how fast you get the rag stuffed.

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        • #5
          Instructions say you "MAY" be able to do the bolt without rmoving coolant hose.

          I assume Jason and James are better at tooling on these trucks than me, so, is it worth my time trying, or will it just frustrate me and make me wish I had just pulled the hose right away?
          2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FastCote View Post
            Instructions say you "MAY" be able to do the bolt without rmoving coolant hose.

            I assume Jason and James are better at tooling on these trucks than me, so, is it worth my time trying, or will it just frustrate me and make me wish I had just pulled the hose right away?
            I don't see hoiw you could do it without removing the hose. I have changed probably a dozen of these (the checks were upgraded several times and i changed mine, dads and a buddys more than once) and you can honestly do both of them in about 20 minutes, stopping to drink a beer after each and that included removing the hose.


            I have seen Jason do 4 installs in my driveway and he removed the hose every time.

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            • #7
              I couldn't get to them without pulling the hose...I tried, but no dice.

              As far as adding coolant, I think I added almost two gallons to replace what was lost and fill all the new lines and heat exchanger.
              Greasin & Grinin
              Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
              2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
              2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
              2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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              • #8
                Wow, big range so far: one pint to two gallons. Guess i'll buy two gallons assuming I do as bad a job of rag stuffing as Marv (Just kidding Marv).

                Thanks guys. I'll admit my lack of coolant knowledge now. Do I cut it with water or straight in? If cut, is regular hose water acceptable?

                Edit:
                Ohio climate, if that matters.
                2005 F350 Harley: Heat Induction Hood, ARE Bed Cover, DashHawk, MBRP turbo back, cat delete, SCT: Tunes by Spartan, Exhaust Sound Videos HERE

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FastCote View Post
                  Wow, big range so far: one pint to two gallons. Guess i'll buy two gallons assuming I do as bad a job of rag stuffing as Marv (Just kidding Marv).

                  Thanks guys. I'll admit my lack of coolant knowledge now. Do I cut it with water or straight in? If cut, is regular hose water acceptable?

                  Edit:
                  Ohio climate, if that matters.
                  Haha...man, I try to prepare for the worst!!

                  I think I bought one gallon and cut it in half. That's my typical MO anyways...
                  Greasin & Grinin
                  Vegi oil powered since Aug 08
                  2006 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Vegistroke converted 1/27/13!!
                  2008 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold
                  2005 F-250 PSD - CC, Lariat, 4X4 - Sold

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FastCote View Post
                    Wow, big range so far: one pint to two gallons. Guess i'll buy two gallons assuming I do as bad a job of rag stuffing as Marv (Just kidding Marv).

                    Thanks guys. I'll admit my lack of coolant knowledge now. Do I cut it with water or straight in? If cut, is regular hose water acceptable?

                    Edit:
                    Ohio climate, if that matters.

                    NEVER put tap water in your coolant system. Either 'premixed' coolants or distilled water. I even use distilled water for flushing when changing coolant. On the subject, if your coolant requires SCA's - ya need to check that level regularly and add SCA as req'd.

                    IMHO, the coolant in a diesel is more important than the engine oil . Think about it, it has arguably a more important job to do and its expected to last ALOT longer.

                    I chose Evans NPG+ for my F350 (boils at 375* - AT 0psi ) and added a coolant filter 'cause coolant NEVER needs to be changed. I put CAT ELC (extended life coolant) in the Excursion - it is designed for 500k life and requires NO SCA's...
                    2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
                    2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
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