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How often do you see cavitation problems from low SCA in coolant?

I have a '97 F250; 160k miles, had it since new. I was very dilligent with the coolant additive for the first 10 years or so that I had it and then fell off the wagon! Just had some work done and had the mech check the SCA. He said it was fine... It's been years since I did the coolant...

How long is a treatment good for and how often do you see actual cavitation problems resulting from poorly treated coolant?
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To the top, I'm curious as well.
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My initial thought is how good is your mech? Is he a 7.3 diesel guy? I'm not saying your SCAS are out of spec or anything, just that it would be good to make sure that he took it from the pet**** and not the resevoir.


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What is the additive you should add to your coolant? I have read about it but it is always referted to as the "additive"


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My initial thought is how good is your mech? Is he a 7.3 diesel guy? I'm not saying your SCAS are out of spec or anything, just that it would be good to make sure that he took it from the pet**** and not the resevoir.
Haha, the forum censored petc-o-c-k.

Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I change all the fluid every year. $50 just seems to me a better option with all the towing that I do versus a $11 bottle that re-energizes old coolant.

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