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Old 06-25-2012, 10:21 PM
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newby from Northern Canada (Yukon).
I was trying to locate a suitable converted vehicle this time last year to coincide with my annual trip stateside.
I was unlucky on a converted vehicle but I did pick up a nice 99 F250 CC SB.

This year I plan to pick up the V3 and filtration gear so I can start greasin.

I realise that I may not get a reliable system at -45C but there are alot of months where -20C is our normal low temp.

I would be keen to learn from anyone in the far north or high altitudes who is greasin and what additional mods they have to make for the cold temps.

Cheers
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:01 PM
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Heres some photos of my rig







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Old 07-11-2012, 02:00 AM
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Nice truck, is that green coolant?

Get that junk out and flush the system!
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:52 AM
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Cheers, its Cat slow activating flush(30days). The Cat ELC will go in this week.
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Can you help me out. This is the first I've heard of running the Cat ELC fluid. What's so great about it?
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newby from Northern Canada (Yukon).
I was trying to locate a suitable converted vehicle this time last year to coincide with my annual trip stateside.
I was unlucky on a converted vehicle but I did pick up a nice 99 F250 CC SB.

This year I plan to pick up the V3 and filtration gear so I can start greasin.

I realise that I may not get a reliable system at -45C but there are alot of months where -20C is our normal low temp.

I would be keen to learn from anyone in the far north or high altitudes who is greasin and what additional mods they have to make for the cold temps.

Cheers
I have not operated in temps THAT cold, but I have had no issues at -5*F with wind chill down to -20* or so. VO temps run a little cooler for me in that kind of weather, but still 160* or so before the heads (on the highway). I am confident I could run VO in colder weather than I could run diesel.

My recommendation would be to use TIH fuel line from the VO tank to the V4 (gotta get used to that... its not always a V3 anymore!) and then TIH from the V4 to the tee to heads. An aux coolant pump is a given and a 'coolant wrap' on the VO filter. Then, some kind of skid plate/insulation to keep the frigid air and slush off the manifold and filter.

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Can you help me out. This is the first I've heard of running the Cat ELC fluid. What's so great about it?
Get a cup of coffee and settle down with this thread. LOTS of info here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/96...ml#post8935201

Fwiw, I don't quite use the gooch method for flushing. I never put anything but distilled water or coolant in my system. I drain everything, including block drains. Then pour distilled thru heater core with hoses removed until it is clear. Remove t-stat and fill system with distilled. Drive 'easy' around the block, then drain again, including block drains. I do this until what drains out is clear, 3-4 times. I also pet a petcock valve on the block drain above starter, 'cause that plug is always a PITA for me to mess with.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:44 PM
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I think all the ELC coolants from the big diesel makers are good. Cat just seems the more common one PSD owners are using.
Its also local to me.
I can go up to a 60/40 mix and get -51C protection so thats important if the truck is ever sitting in those temps without plugin heat.

My block was hardfilled so my coolant system is 6 gallons instead of 8 and the block drains are blanked off for the same reason. It was a surprise to pull them and find dry concrete like dust and then i realised.
I just flushed over and over with distilled water.

VO plans are still going ahead. My new HPOP should be here soon as the top pump blew the rear plate off on the highway. What a f___ing mess that made and all that oil on the turbo too.

I would really like to get it installed in AZ Daves shop. Just have to figure out
the roadtrip I guess.
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