88 Ford Coolant Capacty

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In my 88 FORD 7.3 L Diesel, how much coolant is required for a full coolant change?
I know that I should just buy a book, which do you think would be my best bet?
Chiltons? Haynes?

???


Thanks
 
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bigbadbob

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It must be 8 US,, and I think you need to add the stuff to stop block cavitation.
You dont need no pin hole in a cylinder wall. The 7.3 diesels in comercial applications had a coolant filter, it was impregnated with the stuff to stop the cavitation.
A test strip comes with the stuff,,

Am not 100% sure if the 88 need this stuff.

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olyman

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One gallon of antifreeze
One gallon of water
One gallon of antifreeze
One gallon of water
One gallon of antifreeze
One gallon of water
One gallon of antifreeze
One gallon of water ....


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not in iowa..nor minnnehahahahaaaa...mix strongest possible. as on 30 below mornings,,with LOTS of wind,,you need the coldest mix possible!!!
 

Steve NW WI

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not in iowa..nor minnnehahahahaaaa...mix strongest possible. as on 30 below mornings,,with LOTS of wind,,you need the coldest mix possible!!!
If you think Termites' way through, itll always be 50/50 or stronger - as long as you start with the antifreeze first.

Ive done it that way many times on big systems.
 
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8433jeff

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If you think Termites' way through, itll always be 50/50 or stronger - as long as you start with the antifreeze first.

Ive done it that way many times on big systems.
You'd have to think.

The first couple of gallons of water could be 3/4 gallons, then it would be a bit stronger.

Good in the winter cold, but not so good in the summer.

Which is why they sell it 50/50. Good enough for the continental US.