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As stated in a previous thread I am going to add a coolant filter to my system. While I am doing this, I have decided to take the advice of many of you and switch to CAT ELC coolant. My question is where have you found is the best place to buy this? I haven't seen it anywhere around here and I hate to imagine what the shipping of 7 gallons of toxic liquid would be. So, does anyone know a good store to buy it?

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Where are you located? You should be able to get it at any big truck dealer or shop. You do not have to get the CAT brand, just any ELC. I bought mine here http://www.palmertrucks.com/About/locations.asp

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ajholt7 is correct, it doesn't have to be Cat ELC. Any ELC will work. The easiest for you to locate might be the Zerex that says it meets EC-1 on the bottle. Get 4 gals of concentrate and not premix. If you can find it the new Delo ELC is currently the best out there. I just saw this the other day. It is good for 750k or 8 years without additives.

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Is this the Delco ELC that's good for the 6.0???

Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free
With a service life of 600,000 miles/12,000/6 years, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite-Free has been formulated to meet the requirements of Detroit Diesel/Mercedes-Benz when a nitrite-free extended life coolant is required. Other OEM engine types that call for nitrite-free extended life coolants include Japanese OEMs, like Komatsu and Isuzu, and European OEMs, like Volvo (construction equipment) and MTU. No addition of supplemental coolant additives (SCAs) or Extender is needed or recommended with Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite-Free.

or this one???

Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze
Imagine a coolant/antifreeze system that requires only these simple steps to achieve a service life of 750,000 miles/12,000 hours/8 years:

Use of Delo ELC 50/50 for top-up
Regular visual inspection for signs of contamination
Bi-annual check for freeze point
That's just what Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze offers.
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Any of them that say no SCAs added will work. I use Rotella from Tractor Supply that is local in my area.


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Is this the Delco ELC that's good for the 6.0???

Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite Free
With a service life of 600,000 miles/12,000/6 years, Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite-Free has been formulated to meet the requirements of Detroit Diesel/Mercedes-Benz when a nitrite-free extended life coolant is required. Other OEM engine types that call for nitrite-free extended life coolants include Japanese OEMs, like Komatsu and Isuzu, and European OEMs, like Volvo (construction equipment) and MTU. No addition of supplemental coolant additives (SCAs) or Extender is needed or recommended with Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze - Nitrite-Free.

or this one???

Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze
Imagine a coolant/antifreeze system that requires only these simple steps to achieve a service life of 750,000 miles/12,000 hours/8 years:

Use of Delo ELC 50/50 for top-up
Regular visual inspection for signs of contamination
Bi-annual check for freeze point
That's just what Delo Extended Life Coolant/Antifreeze offers.
It would be the second one there.
Delo - Coolants and Antifreezes

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i found my cat elc at a cat dealer for just under $20 a gallon for concentrate.

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Thanks for the info. Also, what do you guys use to flush? Do you just run straight water, or use a flush chem?

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you dont want to use tap water from what ive read it can leave deposits in the coolant system, use distilled water!

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You can flush with tap while your using the VC9 and or Restore but switch to distilled for the last several flushes ( I did 5) and pulling the block plug and lower rad hose in between each one.
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