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Best coolant and Oil

I'm a 7.3 guy who just stepped into the 6.0 world. I've been trying to read as much as I can and I need a little help choosing oil and coolant. I've read elc coolant is a good idea but I'm not sure what that is. I've also read that the engine runs better on rotella 5w40 then 15w40 (I always used to run Delvac and change every 3k) Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



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Caterpillar rated EC1 coolant, you can get Shell's version at your local IH dealer, I get my T6 at walmart, as well make sure that you run OEM caps and filters

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I'm partial to Amsoil 5w40 and I also run their coolant as well.

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Ok sounds good I'll swing by the cat dealer and pick some up. I did get the sinister coolant filter kit too so I hope it will help clean the system out.



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I run Delo 400 LE 15W40 and Zerex coolant. Like junior said, use OEM caps. Motorcraft filters are fine if you want to pay inflated prices for the pretty Motorcraft box. Racor is the manufacturer of the oil and fuel filters. Do a google search and you'll come up with places that have great prices on the filters. Especially if you buy them in bulk. And trust me, word to the wise. Get a coolant filtration system on your rig. Unless you are used to swapping oil coolers they can be a real pain in the A$$!!!

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I did get cat coolant. If I drain the system for egr am I ok to jus add the cat coolant? I heard it should not mix.thanks
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Sore just got premix for $9.95 a gal from cat!!



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I did get cat coolant. If I drain the system for egr am I ok to jus add the cat coolant? I heard it should not mix.thanks

Not quite sure what you are trying to ask???

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If I mix it with the stuff that's in there will it congiel?



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Flush it as best you can. Easiest way to do it is in the drive way with 10 minute flush. Drain as much as you can out of the radiator. Put flush in. Fill with water. Go drive for 10 minutes. Park it. Drain it. Refill with water. Run it. Drain it. Fill with water. Repeat it a few times. Then drain and fill with ELC. Just change coolant in about 6 months and all that gold coolant will have been filtered and drained out. Doesn't have to perfect. Just close enough for govt work
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