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Changing to ELC

What are the pros and cons of switching to Extended life coolant and is it really worth it?
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What are the pros and cons of switching to Extended life coolant and is it really worth it?
Suggest that you search this site for ELC. You will find a tremendous number of threads related to this topic.

Bottom line...yes, it is worth it in order to remove the Ford Gold antifreeze which has been know to plug the oil coolers. Make sure that you flush the system well with Restore and Restore Plus and use distilled water.

Again, lots of threads of this topic including flushing the system.
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All pros, no cons...

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the elc you prolly want to use is the red fleet right that is cat cert.

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That's it, plus it'll say meet's EC-1 standards...

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There are lots of ELC coolants to choose from. Fleetrite, Fleetguard, Rotella, CAT, Zerex, Texaco, Chevron Delo. Right now the Delo is probably the best on the market. It has a service life of 750k miles extendable to 1 million. The others are 300k extendable to 600k. Yes it is worth it to not have to worry about clogging up your oil cooler. Plus with the service life it is pretty much a lifetime antifreeze. Do it once and forget about it.
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There are lots of ELC coolants to choose from. Fleetrite, Fleetguard, Rotella, CAT, Zerex, Texaco, Chevron Delo. Right now the Delo is probably the best on the market. It has a service life of 750k miles extendable to 1 million. The others are 300k extendable to 600k. Yes it is worth it to not have to worry about clogging up your oil cooler. Plus with the service life it is pretty much a lifetime antifreeze. Do it once and forget about it.
What he said. I'm running Cat ELC with a coolant filter. Make sure you get the coolant filter if you haven't already.
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Would Caterpillar ELC(part #2388649) be considered as a acceptable coolant to use? My son works at Caterpillar and I can get it there. I've looked everywhere in Orlando and can't find the Chevron Delo.
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Would Caterpillar ELC(part #2388649) be considered as a acceptable coolant to use? My son works at Caterpillar and I can get it there. I've looked everywhere in Orlando and can't find the Chevron Delo.
238-8647 is the Cat part # for what i use.
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and thats the same as the red fleet rite?

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