Is this coolant any good???? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-25-2013, 06:18 AM
LJT LJT is offline
Member
 

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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??
Attached Thumbnails
Is this coolant any good????-img_0260.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-25-2013, 06:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,696
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what yr truck you got? Reason to change to ELC is to avoid watching the SCA levels.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-25-2013, 06:57 AM
LJT LJT is offline
Member
 

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
its a 2001. i dont work it a ton, its mostly just my daily driver but i do pull 5th wheel stuff occasionally.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-25-2013, 10:14 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: AJ, AZ
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bend, Or
Posts: 5,914
Thanks: 28
Thanked 29 Times in 27 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
IMHO... Return the 203* stat...

Otherwise I run a precharged filter on my coolant filter and wal-mart prestone 50/50 coolant.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-25-2013, 04:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Valley Springs
Posts: 309
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Did you take that picture at Tractor Supply?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-25-2013, 05:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,007
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 10-26-2013, 06:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walpole, MA
Posts: 1,296
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to rufushusky
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 10-26-2013, 04:44 PM
LJT LJT is offline
Member
 

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 67
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 10-26-2013, 05:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,007
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors