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Question Changed water pump, quick antifreeze question

I changed the water pump out on my 7.3 last night and need to buy antifreeze today. My question is how may gallons do I need to get and what type of antifreeze would be the best?



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well what was in it? green?

im a moto vc5 green antifreeze person. 3 or 4 gal of concentrate should work. pre mix is x2 that.

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well what was in it? green?

im a moto vc5 green antifreeze person. 3 or 4 gal of concentrate should work. pre mix is x2 that.
Green is what was in it... But I don't know the rating of the antifreeze that was in it



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I'd grab some CAT rated EC1 ELC coolant, concentrate is definitely best.
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There will be all kinds of advice on what you could or should replace your coolant with. The important thing to remember is that you aren't doing a flush/change to new coolant you are just topping up. The fancy upgraded coolants such as CAT ELC aren't compatible with plain jane green.

If your weather is warm enough and you have no idea what is currently in the block then I would just top off with water and then look at doing a full flush to a new fancy coolant such as the CAT ELC as soon as you can.

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Thanks everyone for the good advice! Im just gonna go with Highbeam's suggestion and run distilled water until I have time in the next few weeks to do a full flush...



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