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Old 10-16-2010, 09:26 PM
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EC1 Coolant pre diluted

Well I have been struggling to find some EC1 coolant. My wonderful wife thinking of me found some at a truck stop and ever so excited picked up 5 gallons. Once she got home, it was the Delo 50/50 mix and not the concentrate.

My question, can this be used for a coolant flush? All of the steps and directions I have read all revolve around concentrate. I am struggling to think how on earth I would get everything out(mainly the distilled water) during the flush. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Man you'll never get your mixture right. You'll still have quite a bit of water in you engine once you do your flush. If you could get it all out and just put the 50/50 in that would be perfect, but the reality is you can't. I personally would take it back. A lot of people have problems finding the Rotella and Cat or at least I did. I went to NAPA and ordered the Zerex ELC. Does the same and is a little cheaper...
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You wont have a problem with the 50/50 mix at all. Especially in a TX climate.

Hell Ive ran 50/50 premixes here for 10 years without issue. It gets to -40 here at times
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I take you guys that have problems finding the cat coolant don't have a cat store or service center near you? I just picked mine up yesterday while getting some filters for some of our equipment and simply said four gallons elc concentrate and there it was on the counter?
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According to the Delo retail locator it is available at Advance Auto, Autozone, and Walmart.

As for the Premix yes you can use it but you really want to drain the block and get as much of the distilled water out as possible before adding coolant. with the concentrate you can get away without worrying about draining the block.
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on top of that, in each bottle you buy your paying half of the money for distilled water! its a huge rip off.
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You wont have a problem with the 50/50 mix at all. Especially in a TX climate.

Hell Ive ran 50/50 premixes here for 10 years without issue. It gets to -40 here at times

he wont be a 50/50 mix if he uses the non concentrated mix.
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Yeah, I have been searching high and low. There is a Holt place from me, but it's 25 miles or so should have just broken down called and headed out there. Instead I searched 10-12 place within a few miles of me with no luck. Not my brightest idea looking back.

The comment about the 50/50 mix being a rip off cracks me up. When she got home, that was the first thing that came to my mind. She bought this stuff a 200 miles from home, so there is no chance at taking it back. Looks like I will have $75 worth of extra coolant to top off my tank when ever needed.

Thanks for the replies.

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Find 1 gal of concentrate and throw that in first then make up the rest with the 50/50. That'll have you real close to a 50/50 mix when you're done.
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Find 1 gal of concentrate and throw that in first then make up the rest with the 50/50. That'll have you real close to a 50/50 mix when you're done.
what he said, this is how we do coolant flushes at work, throw in 1 gallon of concentrate to offset the water that didnt make it out then the rest with 50 50 mix, it always seems to work well, the mix is always good to go.
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