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Got my ELC!

Yea baby! Out with the gold and in with the red!

I went to the international dealer, baught 6 gallons of Shell ELC 50/50.

They were out of Restore so cant flush right now.


My goal is to get 300 out of this tuck. Did studs, egr cooler delete at 30k. Swiched to 5/40 synthetic, always run Opti XPD, and now changing the coolant to ELC at 41K.

This truck needs to last me!

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Yeah I was at the dealer Friday and they did not have the qts just the gallon jugs of Restore.

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Yea baby! Out with the gold and in with the red!

I went to the international dealer, baught 4 gallons of Shell ELC 50/50.

They were out of Restore so cant flush right now.


My goal is to get 300 out of this tuck. Did studs, egr cooler delete at 30k. Swiched to 5/40 synthetic, always run Opti XPD, and now changing the coolant to ELC at 41K.

This truck needs to last me!
The Opti XPD is good stuff. You are going to need more ELC, especially with the 50/50 mix. If you don't drain the block and put some compressed air to the heater hose to clear that you are only going to get about that 4 gallon in to a 27.5 qt capacity cooling system resulting in a 25/75 final mix. If you are going to stick with the 50/50 you will need to drain the block on both sides (removing the starter to get to the plug on the passenger side), and blow out the heater core to get as much water out of the system. You will still end up with a less than 50/50 mix but it will be closer. If I were you I woul go to the local parts stor and get a gallon or 2 of Zerex or Prestone ELC concentrate in addition to what you have. Then I wouldn't worry about blowing out the heater or draining from the passenger block plug. Just drain the driver side throw the 2 concentrates in and top off with the 50/50.

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Yeah I was at the dealer Friday and they did not have the qts just the gallon jugs of Restore.
A gallon is just about right for the 6.0. At least 3 qts are the recommended concentration

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The Opti XPD is good stuff. You are going to need more ELC, especially with the 50/50 mix. If you don't drain the block and put some compressed air to the heater hose to clear that you are only going to get about that 4 gallon in to a 27.5 qt capacity cooling system resulting in a 25/75 final mix. If you are going to stick with the 50/50 you will need to drain the block on both sides (removing the starter to get to the plug on the passenger side), and blow out the heater core to get as much water out of the system. You will still end up with a less than 50/50 mix but it will be closer. If I were you I woul go to the local parts stor and get a gallon or 2 of Zerex or Prestone ELC concentrate in addition to what you have. Then I wouldn't worry about blowing out the heater or draining from the passenger block plug. Just drain the driver side throw the 2 concentrates in and top off with the 50/50.



A gallon is just about right for the 6.0. At least 3 qts are the recommended concentration

I actualy just went back because I realized I needed more. They only had two more so now I am at 6. I will get another one Monday.

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