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Exclamation VC-9 or Restore

What is better to use when switching to elc? I would rather do one or the other as money is tight right now. Let me know prices to thanks guys.


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VC-9 is an iron cleaner, Restore is a silicate gel cleaner (Restore plus is also an iron cleaner)

I would go with the Restore to get the Ford Premium Gooed out of there before switching to ELC.

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What is the purpose of iron cleaner?


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What is the purpose of iron cleaner?
It cleans out the iron deposits, solder bloom, and and what not.

I suggest you do both the VC-9 (or Restore Plus) and the Restore. You are basically putting a lifetime coolant in. You want the system clean when you do.

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If I could only use one which would be the best to use though.


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Why would you only have to choose just one? How expensive is the stuff? I've got to pick up a gallon of restore and restore plus sometime. Have no idea what to expect to pay but it can't be that dang expensive can it? If you can drop $80 for 4 gal of coolant it shouldn't be out of reach.

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I know VC-9 is 25 a quart and you need two so thats 50 on top of 80 plus I think restore is 20 and I heard you need two or three of them so that would be 170 just in coolant stuff just trying to see what I really need.


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I know VC-9 is 25 a quart and you need two so thats 50 on top of 80 plus I think restore is 20 and I heard you need two or three of them so that would be 170 just in coolant stuff just trying to see what I really need.
think about it this way, $170 for a coolant flush with both cleaners. Or $300 for a new oil cooler.

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Ya I know but I barley got enough for the elc times are tight.


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