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post #1 of 15 Old 10-02-2010, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Antifreeze

I am having a super hard time finding antifreeze for my 2002. I need help. Are there any alternatives or does someone know where I can get Final Charge. Thanks in advance.
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your best bet is go to a semi dealer/repair and get the elc antifreeze they use. you wont have to worry about the additive that goes in regular coolant for i think is like 300,000 miles.

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You want a ELC type of coolant, I prefer CAT ELC

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Thanks I didn't even think about a semi dealer.
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check the local cat and international dealers. The truck stop by my house sells a 50/50 EC1 rated ELC. I think its about 10 a gal.

If you are changing to an ELC make sure you flush out all the old coolant. DO NOT MIX COOLANT!

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Dont buy the 50/50 ELC, you are wasting your money, get the concentrate, it will make 2 gallons out of 1 gallon.

The 50/50 stuff you are paying big bucks for .5 gallons of distilled water

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napa

napa will order you zerex zxed1 heavy duty elc coolant, buy 6 gallons and they'll give you a case price.

they can usually have it next day or did for me. definitely totally flush before changing to elc.

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Um... is there anything wrong with regular coolant? jw.
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ask every 7.3 owner you know if they check their SCAs. Ill bet most will look at you and wonder WTF you are talking about.

ELC=No worries about SCAs or cavitation!

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Dont buy the 50/50 ELC, you are wasting your money, get the concentrate, it will make 2 gallons out of 1 gallon.

The 50/50 stuff you are paying big bucks for .5 gallons of distilled water
maybe. I paid 21 a gal for the concentrate and a buck for a gal of distilled water. so $22 = 2 gal

The 50/50 stuff costs $10 at the truck stop so 2 gal =$20.

Ofcourse it all depends on who has what and what the prices are. In some cases this could be true.

If you flush with the washout method you must use the concentrate or you will end up with 25%ELC and 75% water.

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