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Old 01-17-2011, 04:49 PM
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Restore, Restore+ & VC-9

Ok, I understand there has been a bunch of talk concerning these coolant system cleaners. But I think the discussions are buried so deep in a unrelated thread I just can't seem to find them.

I am hoping that someone can shed some light on this topic and set things straight with the cleaners that are available to us.

From what I understand the Cummins Restore is a cleaner to remove the silicate gel from the coolant system. VC-9, aka Motorcraft Iron Cleaner, is just that an iron cleaner.

Now the million dollar question; is the Cummins Restore+ a combination of both a silicate cleaner and iron cleaner?

Some say yes, but when I look on the bottles of the Restore and Restore+ they both say something different. The Restore states it is a super cleaner that will removed oil, fuel and silicate gel from the coolant system. However, the Restore+ only states is removes iron, rust, corrosion and solder bloom. It does not mention any where it is a cleaner for silicate gel. Is it ok to ASSume that because is shares the same name, RESTORE, that is also cleans silicate gel even though it mentions nothing about it?

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It appears I might have just found out the answer to that question.

Restore
  • Alkaline-Based Cleaner
  • Most Effective Cooling System Oil/Fuel Contamination-Cleaning Agent on Market
  • Removes Silicate Gel
  • 10 Times More Effective than Automotive Distributor Detergent Powders
  • Safe for Use in Aluminum Radiators and Heaters
Restore Plus
  • Mild Acid-Based Chelating Cleaner
  • Safely Removes Rust, Corrosion, Scale, and Solder Bloom - Without Disassembling your Cooling System
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No Restore cleans Silicate, Restore+ cleans the iron.
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Thanks Bull I was hoping the opposite. The guy at the Cummins dealer is going to think I am crazy. I have already returned the restore thinking I was getting a two-in-one product.

Basically, Restore+ and VC-9 do the same job. However, Restore+ is much cheaper $35/gal compared to VC-9 at $50 for two quarts.

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No Restore cleans Silicate, Restore+ cleans the iron.
This is correct.
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Mitch,

No disrespect to you, I misunderstood the PM you sent me after I asked you a question. I had it all wrong in my head.
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No offense taken Bryan. I know this stuff can be confusing.
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Thanks Bull I was hoping the opposite. The guy at the Cummins dealer is going to think I am crazy. I have already returned the restore thinking I was getting a two-in-one product.

Basically, Restore+ and VC-9 do the same job. However, Restore+ is much cheaper $35/gal compared to VC-9 at $50 for two quarts.
I found the VC 9 for 35 bucks delivered for 2 qrts from K-mansparts.com. I just searched for dealer and stumbled onto it.:
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I found the VC 9 for 35 bucks delivered for 2 qrts from K-mansparts.com. I just searched for dealer and stumbled onto it.:
They list VC-9 for $18. I don't know how they are selling you 2 qts with shipping for $25.

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Be interested in what you actually receive for your 25 bucks. I bet you get 2 cans of junk that you put in the oil that is supposed to fix bad rings and scored cylinders and such.
I typoed the $25 and corrected to $35 my bad. I have it in hand it is the Ford Motorcraft Iron cleaner VC9! Is there a risk of it not being the right product even with the MC lable?
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