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post #1 of 7 Old 07-09-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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How to Test Coolant ??

How do I test my coolant to see if it needs replaced or additive put in it? Do I use a reagent strip or something? If so, Where do I get them and how do I know what the correct spec should be?

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Not sure about the 6.0s but I test my coolant with strips I got from NAPA. You determine whether you are within spec by the color comparison to a chart provided. Hope this helps.

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Do they check for nitrates?

2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
4.5" Lift
37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
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Bully Dog RFI Intake
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Blocked Off EGR Cooler
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Do they check for nitrates?
Yes sir.

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if your going to change it i recommend changing it to a elc coolant. you dant have to worry about testing it and its good for around 500,000 miles. i personal have cat elc in mine. with your question hank is right auto parts stores sell them.

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