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post #1 of 25 Old 10-25-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Is this coolant any good????

I just got a dieselsite coolant filter kit in the mail along with a 203 thermostat but i want to do a full coolant flush while im at it. Ive been reading a lot about it and it sounds like a elc coolant such as International's Fleetrite ELC, Shell Rotella ELC, CAT ELC, Chevron Delo ELC, Peak Final Charge, Prestone Heavy Duty ELC, Zerex Extreme Heavy Duty, etc.

There are no stores in my area that i can find that sell any of those. I can order online but looks like from what ive found you have to order in a case which is 6gal. I only need 4 correct?

So this is what i think is the closest thing in my local area, any good or just order HD ELC online??
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what yr truck you got? Reason to change to ELC is to avoid watching the SCA levels.

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its a 2001. i dont work it a ton, its mostly just my daily driver but i do pull 5th wheel stuff occasionally.
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That is not an ELC, which I'm assuming you already know. You may check with your autoparts store, as they can likely order the product for you.

I had O'Reilly's order the Peak Final Charge Global ELC. If you have a Napa, I'm sure they can order the Zerex.

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IMHO... Return the 203* stat...

Otherwise I run a precharged filter on my coolant filter and wal-mart prestone 50/50 coolant.

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I have the 203*F thermostat. Cool, not necessary.
Peak has redone their coolants, but this is what you would want.
PEAK COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL | FINAL CHARGE | EXTENDED LIFE COOLANT/ANTIFREEZE | AVAILABLE PRODUCTS

I got the earlier version of this.



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That is just a pre-charged coolant, so basically conventional green with SCA already in it. It was the standard of industrial engines for years prior to the introduction of OAT based ELCs and 2EHA compliant seals, sealants and gaskets.

In an 2001 either an ELC or a pre-charged coolant will work fine... the pre-charged will require a little more monitoring but will still work just fine.

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thanks guys for the insight, i ended up having my uncle stop at a truck stop while he was out and about and he got some rotella elc for me.

so the 203 thermostat is no good? i was getting the coolant filter from diesel site and figured while i was placing the order might as well get it.
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The 203*F t-stat is fine, just not necessary, and I have one. I'm not going to get rid of it, but I wouldn't do it again.
I WOULD get the billet t-stat housing though.



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