Originally Posted by BigRed02
Got a question about my new system I had installed on the EX. After the lack of lube rape I recieved on the bill
I learned that there was no draining of the coolant, which is what I believe was the catalyst of my problem was. I had the dealer do a "flush" for me a few months ago that I later found out was just a dump and fill. Well a dump of Gold stuff and fill with CAT ELC. So yeah a mix of good and bad equals worse. I still haven't had a chance to flush, but am I looking at major problems if I don't do it in a hurry? I had the full bullet proof system installed. I have a 500 mile trip coming this weekend and wondering if I should just pass on taking the EX if I don't have time to flush? Also hoping i'll have good luck with the fleetrite stuff I bought.
The only gold coolant would have been in the engine block since everything was taken apart to install the BPD components. While I agree the flush wasn't done correctly by the shop performing the work, you shouldn't have any problems with taking the EX on your trip. In fact, you won't have to worry about coolant clogging up your oil cooler again!
Your ELC coolant has already mixed with the gold, so you may not be able convince them that it still has the gold in it. If it were me, I would want them to fix the problem at there expense. Regardless, you should be fine.
Originally Posted by a2elvis
Wow who installed the kit and what did they charge? Was looking to have it done soon and wasnt sure of an installed price.. Did they not change the coolant when they did the job. Also once you have the bulletproof kit on shouldnt the coolant be a non issue(no stock oil cooler to plug up)?
Yes, the coolant becomes a non-issue with the BPD kit. Even still, he wanted the flush done and the shop didn't do it correctly.