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I defer to your greater experience with the PowerStroke Diesel. A few weeks ago I decided that if International went with a coolant filter on the VT365 - AND - also changed to an ELC then it was probably advisable to go ELC as well since I've already added the coolant filter.
However, as an Aerospace Engineer I assure you that cavitation will erode metal components regardless of the fluid which is utilized. It is a fundamental of fluid dynamics. ELC will create fewer problems but not universally solve them...unless there is a way to further alter the physical properties of compressible fluids. I have seen the spectrometal analysis from many coolants (and these are admittedly the lower quality coolants used by the military) employed in diesel engines and wear metals appear in high cavitation systems - usually as the solder from welded joints but also as block material - again usually from softer materials such as aluminum and alloys rather than cast iron.
But again, you know more about the PSD than me and I humbly defer to your recommendations and observations. Great links! They are a true service to those of us who are still gaining familiarity with the "personality disorders" of the PSD caused by many cost-cutting/saving measures (as well as engineering ideosynchrocies).
P.S. DieselSite is where I got my coolant filter but there are other sites that provide coolant filtration as well - the DieselSite model has all the necessary components and easy to follow instructions
Last edited by howell_jd; 11-02-2010 at 04:14 PM.
Reason: DieselSite Coolant Filter