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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-03-2004, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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2000 model
6.0 v8
4l80e
14 bolt with g80
4.10 gears
82,000 miles
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Nice setup. Enjoy
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looks like a nice truck. 14 bolt too [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] good work
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thanks!
should i flush the dex-cool and replace it with green? I dont want to risk having any cooling system problems...
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I did it cuz of the price difference and all my other vehicles use the green stuff. Makes it easier for me. Others have talked about the dex-cool but I don't have any experience with it. Took it out soon after I got it. Replaced all fluids just so I knew what was in there. I got my truck with 38,000 miles on it 6 years ago. It's now got 134,000.

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Re: my new truck

Nice truck!
I thought that light duty 3/4 tons came with a 4l60e and 6 lug?
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nope its definately got the 4l80e and 8 lugs. i checked the rpo codes for the tranny and crawled under to verify. Apparently the only difference between the light duty and HD's now is the suspension and the choice of engines.
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yes,take the time to flush the coolant system well. i see a couple of vehicles a week inthe shop that have coagulating dex-cool. and it does eat gaskets a bit too. flush that pink stuff outt there. pink sutff has no business in a truck
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do i need to use the prestone flush stuff, or just flush it with clear water?
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if i were doing it whcih i have before and do on a regular basis at the shop, I'd get the prestone flush jit adapters for garden hose) and flush per their directions. at that point you have clean water i nthe system. then I'd add a chemical flush kit Zerex makes a kit that works quite well. let this chemical run in the coolant for 15min or so. then once again flush out with nothing but water. at this point you will want to drain the radiator and bl9ock if you feel motivatied. i always just open the petcock on the radiator and then blow air through one of the heater core lines. this will flush most of the water out of the system. i add straight greencoolant to this mix. i run my mix rich figureing that if i ever do have to add to it. water is more available than coolant. i dont have the capacity guide with me, but this will likely goiveyou a 75/25 mix. that what I'd go with. but a lot of folks say never to go stronger than 50/50 mix of coolant and water. I've beenrunning from 80/20 to 60/40 for the last ohhh decade or soand have enver had problems.
either way, that part is up to you.
good luck. if you need more info just post up and I"ll reply
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