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Old 08-08-2014, 04:14 PM
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He just did the heads so I would think the coolant is fresh. Try towing with overdrive off at 55. Trailers really shouldn't be towed faster than that. Most states even have a set towing speed limit. That's a heavy combo to begin with. A seperate tranny cooler will help even more.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:42 PM
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It's a Ford!!
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You'd be better off paying for a flush than doing it yourself. That's why it took you 4 times to see an improvement
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There's no quick way to clean all the gunk that has accumulated after 270,000 miles. You need water, detergent, time and several flushes, no mechanic is going to meddle with that.
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It's a Ford!!
The most enlightening post yet, you made my day .
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A quality flush system in a whole lot better than drain and refill.

I'll do whatever you want as long as you pay for it
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:52 PM
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I'm all ears. What exactly is done in a quality flush?
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:33 PM
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I am guessing the gauge cluster had an oil pressure gauge? I would keep an eye on the oil pressure throughout the day also. those 5.4s from what my mechanics tell me, are notoriously bad for oil pumps getting weak pressure.
We actually just put one in a 2006 expedition, one of the office vehicles. Had just under 100k and the vehicle itself looked very well kept when we purchased it in a deal. Most we have here for hauling+ are GMC's and a couple Chevy 2500HDs. They all have trans and oil coolers, and oversized radiators.

Might want to look into whether your truck has the HD tow package or whether an heavy duty radiator is available. A Radiator repair shop can do you good with an aftermarket radiator. All ours get replaced with aftermarket radiators since they do away with the genius plastic parts and come all metal, yet still cheaper than the OEM.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:42 PM
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I'm all ears. What exactly is done in a quality flush?
Properly done the radiator is removed and flushed seperate. Otherwise they spice into your heater hose for a garden hose connection. After running some corrosion removal solution through its drained and flushed until clear. Not as big a problem as it used to be. Modern antifreeze is pretty good at preventing the heavy flaky rust it would take to cause you problem.
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