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post #1 of 86 Old 10-01-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Out With The Gold, In With The ELC

Well went out and bought four gallons of Zerex ELC and then headed for the dealership. I was going to do it, but for 60 bucks I couldn't pass that up. Anyway, right off the bat I noticed my EGT's running cooler. Typically at 65 I'm at 800, not I'm at 700. At idle my truck would never go all the way down to 300, but now it does. Would I recommend doing the switch, yes...

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Here's a video how the mechanic did my flush. He pulled a hose off the bottom of my radiator, then took a bolt out of my block, and also left the filter off my coolant kit. Then he stuck a hose in my degas bottle and started my truck. He let it idle for about 30 minutes while water poured underneath. I'm sure all the gold crap is now out of it...haha. My only concern is instead of having distilled water I now have regular old water in my truck. Any idea if that'll cause a problem?

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Awesome man I also would like to know bout the water.

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He just dumped all the old coolant into the ground? I think that crap is bad for the environment.

As for the question I've read that depending on the minerals in the water it can decrease the boiling point of the coolant and that can obviously cause a bunch of problems.

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how would this effect egt's?
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He just dumped all the old coolant into the ground? I think that crap is bad for the environment.

As for the question I've read that depending on the minerals in the water it can decrease the boiling point of the coolant and that can obviously cause a bunch of problems.
They have a holding tank up where my truck was parked. Didn't just go on the ground, as you are right it is bad for the environment, not to mention illegal.

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And yea my son did end up hitting my truck with a dang rock...haha

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how would this effect egt's?
Cooler, temps, cooler egts? I'm not sure, all I know is it's for sure running cooler. I monitor my gauges closely and that was the first thing I noticed...

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Cooler, temps, cooler egts? I'm not sure, all I know is it's for sure running cooler. I monitor my gauges closely and that was the first thing I noticed...
I can see egt temps beeing cooler with a cold eng but I don't know another reason....
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Where you end up picking up the coolant at?

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Got it at NAPA for $15.75 a gallon...

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