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post #1 of 7 Old 05-05-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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COOLANT FLUSH QUESTION

GETTING READY TO FLUSH. I ORDERED MY ZEREX CAT ELC- 1.

WHEN IT GOT HERE IT WAS THE 50 50 MIX.

IS IT OKAY TO USE IT OR SHOULD I GET CONCENTRATE?

I GUESS YOU USE 8 GALLONS INSTEAD OF 4 CONCENTRATE?

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GETTING READY TO FLUSH. I ORDERED MY ZEREX CAT ELC- 1.

WHEN IT GOT HERE IT WAS THE 50 50 MIX.

IS IT OKAY TO USE IT OR SHOULD I GET CONCENTRATE?

I GUESS YOU USE 8 GALLONS INSTEAD OF 4 CONCENTRATE?
You have to use Concentrate because you will never get it to the right mix you need to get 4 gallons and use 3 1/2 gallons and then fill with distilled water then you will have a gallon of 50/50 mix for down the road.
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ok thanks i appreciate the quick reponse

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If you use the site to research, all your questions would be answered and you would have known to not use mix. I'm not being snide, just saying its a valuable tool and sounds like could have saved you some coin by not buying the 50/50 mix. Good luck...


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I have read alot about coolent on this site it seens to be a big bone to chew on I heave seen alot of people say if you flush and refill you can do well in you use one gal of concentrate to balance the left over water and the do a 50/50 your good seems to make sence to me so not a total waste you can drive yourself crazy with all the opinions about coolent on here
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The cooling system holds roughly 7 gals of fluid. Draining will result in getting 3.5 to 4 gals out of the system leaving 3 to 3.5 in. Do the math. 3.5 gallons of distilled water + 3.5 gallons of 100% concentrated ELC = 7 gals @ 50%. It ain't rocket science.
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help me get this strait just bought my first psd im going to flush and add a coolent filter soon didnt get any kind of manuals with it 2006 f 250 6.0 crew cab 4 wd do you still get 3 to 3.5 gal left in if you remove the block drain plugs and are the 6.0 and 7.3 the same coolent capacity thanks for help
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