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Coolant Mixed ? I think I screwed up !

I was low on coolant , using the Prestone ELC GREEN Colored , buddy came over and had a jug of Zerex EC1 so he offered to top it off , I said OK and started doing other Maint. on truck ....looked over and it is RED !!
put in about 1/2 gal......guess I gotta flush it out ??? or will it be OK ? I heard it might gel up ..sure as hell dont want that !


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FLUSH IT, you want only the red ELC with no silicates
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Both are silicate free , I could only find the Prestone Borate/silicate free when I did my egr delete and its Green , the Red he gave me is Cat EC1 rated ..still need to Flush ??


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well after some digging on internet , I guess I will just flush it and be safe !! more money !! LOL


'05 F250SD > Ranch Hand HD Bumper w/skid plate & KC's, 2.5" Leveling Kit, Firestone Rear Bags, 305/17 Goodyear Wranglers, Hide-a-Ball Hitch, SCTx3 by Vivian , EGR Delete, 4" open exhaust , 6.4 Banjo Bolts , Fuel Reg. upgrade kit , cold air intake by me , '03 Turbo by HPTurbochargers,46 gal.aux.tank, ARP Studs / Factory Gaskets.
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We all tell you guys use a Cat EC-1 rated ELC. That green stuff is not ready for a diesel.
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yep ...just flushed it out again and bought some EC1 this time , I used the green cause it was silicate free and all that was availible at the time..NAPA got me 4gal. in today of the Cat EC1 :-)


'05 F250SD > Ranch Hand HD Bumper w/skid plate & KC's, 2.5" Leveling Kit, Firestone Rear Bags, 305/17 Goodyear Wranglers, Hide-a-Ball Hitch, SCTx3 by Vivian , EGR Delete, 4" open exhaust , 6.4 Banjo Bolts , Fuel Reg. upgrade kit , cold air intake by me , '03 Turbo by HPTurbochargers,46 gal.aux.tank, ARP Studs / Factory Gaskets.
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I wonder why you were low to begin

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