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I think I have a good grasp on what I need to do to flush my system: Drain system, Pull thermos stat, flush old stuff out with H2O, drain, flush with restore/H2O, drain, flush with VC9/H20, drain. Do a few flushes with distilled H2O. Then finally, add 4 gallons of concentrate coolant and top off with distilled H2O. Now this is were my brain hurts and starts to bleed. I have 4 gallons of CAT ELC that I'm going to use. I have read that your suposed to use something to prevent cavataion.. On the CAT jugs it says NOT TO USE ANY SCA's. Does Fords VC-8 fall under this SCA catagory? Do I need to us anything to prevent cavitation with the CAT ELC?

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Do I need to us anything to prevent cavitation with the CAT ELC?

No. You do not.

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As said, the CAT ELC meets all the standards including cavitation.
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Perfect..... Thanks...

2002 F350SD Lariat 4x4 CCLB SRW.

Mods; Wicked wheel, Turbo-Master, Zoodad, EBPV deleate, DIY CAI, 5" Turbo Back Magnaflow, Edge Insight CTS, PHP FU Chip, Coolant Bypass filter, 203 stat, Cat ELC, Transmission Filter System, Tru-Cool transmission Cooler, Truxedo Tonneau cover, HID headlights & fogs, LED's for everything else. Rear view cam, Ranch Hand bumper, TorkLift; SuperHitch, Camper Jacks & Stableload.
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