Nissan UD Long Life Coolant OK to use? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-22-2011, 10:12 AM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nissan UD Long Life Coolant OK to use?

I'm having a difficult time finding non-premixed ELC coolant in stock. I've managed to find Nissan UD 'long life' coolant in stock but I can't determine whether it meets the CAT EC-1 spec. I do know that its specifically formulated for diesels, is ethylene glycol based and does not contain silicates or borates. Is this ok to run?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-22-2011, 10:27 AM
Jersey Strokers Director

 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Malaga, NJ
Posts: 939
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Skype™ to Aronda1125
If it doesn't say Cat EC-1 on it, I wouldn't risk it. It should be written on the bottle somewhere pretty evident if it was. You can get the Zerex EC-1 rated stuff from NAPA, online if there's none around you. The part # is ZXED1.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-22-2011, 02:22 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 265
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do you have an oreillys near you? This is what i used FINALCHARGE The parts guy at my local store didnt know he could get it, i had to print out the pic with part number and they ordered it for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you're going to order something, and wait for it to be delivered to your local parts store.. why not just order exactly what you want from the internet, instead of just settling for what the store can get?

I understand going into a store, and just buying what they have because you need it immediately, but I've seen people debate about whether to buy and settle for something locally for over a week, where, if they just ordered it online, it would have been at their house by then.

I ordered my NPG+ coolant. Took 4 days to get here. It's exactly what I wanted, and I got it as fast as any other place could get it.

If they don't have exactly what you want locally, and you don't need it _that second_, just order it online. It'll be there in 3-5 business days!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Premium Member


 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 8,099
Thanks: 16
Thanked 98 Times in 80 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Napa can order it for you as well. $19.99/gal for zerex elc concentrate
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-22-2011, 03:23 PM
Super Moderator


 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Abingdon, Md.
Posts: 11,969
Thanks: 3
Thanked 27 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Napa Zerex ELC concentrate. Part# ZXED1. If it isn't on the shelf they can have it the next day. This isn't that hard.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-22-2011, 04:04 PM
Premium Member


 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 8,099
Thanks: 16
Thanked 98 Times in 80 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
^^^ There it is, Mitch is the man
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-22-2011, 05:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 265
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Same with Oreillys, i got it next day and the manager actually came down to 18 bucks a gallon since i bought 4.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-27-2011, 08:57 PM
Member
 

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PGreenSVT,

Yeah, it shouldn't be that hard but unfortunately it was... I tried my local Oreilly's, Autozone and Carquest, all which looked at me like I was crazy. I located the Nissan UD coolant MSDS and called the manufacture to see whether on not the coolant met the Cat EC-1 rating. All three people I talked to were clueless. I then located a truck repair shop which claimed to sell EC-1 rated coolant. I got there and quickly realized it wasn't. They referred me to the Freightliner shop down the street. Called them and again was told they have EC-1 coolant. Drove there, strike 6. Called a Napa distribution warehouse that specializes in diesel's and was finally able to find the Zerex EC-1. Definitely a wild goose chase but I finally found what I was looking for!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors