Coolant Advice - 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 12-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Coolant Advice

Hey guys I'm new to the forum but have found tons of great advice so far. I just bought an 05 250. The truck has the complete bulletproof kit already installed so I'm good there. I've been doing some research and seems that I need to be sure I get rid of the Ford gold coolant to get the most reliability from my 6.0.

Well my question is how can I tell if the truck still even has the gold coolant? If it does, I'm planning to flush and replace. I was wondering if anyone could tell me a good coolant to refill with?

Also, anyone have any tips on going through the flush process?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-08-2011, 07:28 AM
Illiana Chapter Director

 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN.
Posts: 11,912
Thanks: 4
Thanked 47 Times in 44 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
You want an ELC coolant with an EC-1 rating. DO NOT use a Dexcool coolant.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-08-2011, 11:15 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West TN
Posts: 191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm not sure it makes any difference what coolant you use if you no longer have an OEM oil cooler or any EGR cooler. "The full bulletproof kit" would mean you have an aftermarket oil cooler. I WOULD NOT TRUST THAT INFORMATION FROM ANYBODY, I would learn how to tell and find out myself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-09-2011, 06:41 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thanks for the info guys, I'm looking into that oil cooler.

Guess my biggest question remaining is how can I tell if the Ford Gold crap is still in it or not?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-09-2011, 07:39 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West TN
Posts: 191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well, the color would be a fair clue, not to be funny- it is kinda yellow but there are additives that could have changed it. The one you want will be red, and you hope nobody's used regular car antifreeze that would be green!

Basically if it's new to you, I would consider it bad and change it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Thanks man...I think that's the plan. I'm going to flush out whatever is in there and replace it with the delo elc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-09-2011, 08:09 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2011
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 686
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
I run tge Zerex Zxed1 ELC. It's available at Napaa.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-09-2011, 08:23 AM
Serving Our Country!


 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 4,305
Thanks: 64
Thanked 33 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dieselmatt
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingStroker View Post
Thanks man...I think that's the plan. I'm going to flush out whatever is in there and replace it with the delo elc.
Is the delo EC-1 rated? If not I would go with one that is like the Zerex at Napa.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 133
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Anyone know if the Delo elc is EC-1 rated?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-09-2011, 09:16 AM
Serving Our Country!


 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 4,305
Thanks: 64
Thanked 33 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dieselmatt
Their website doesn't specifically say.

Here is an interesting tidbit though.

"EC-1 is Caterpillar's industry specification for an extended service, or long life,
coolant. EC-1 defines the minimum requirements of a long life engine coolant and coolant
extender intended for use in Caterpillar engines. EC-1 defines the physical and chemical
properties, compatibility characteristics, bench and performance testing, and field testing
requirements.
A coolant meeting EC-1 also meets ASTM D4985. What makes EC-1 unique from other
coolant specifications, is the field-testing. Field-testing establishes the practice for
evaluating the ability of a long life coolant to provide acceptable corrosion control and
cooling system performance with significantly reduced or no maintenance additions of
inhibitor in field service.
To summarize the field testing method; There must be a minimum of six engines of known
initial condition, monitored for coolant and cooling system condition, subject to full tear
down inspection upon completion of the test. Additionally, there must be at least one
copper-brass radiator and one aluminum radiator included in the test. Preferred application
is line-haul-trucking service, but any vehicle application operating at greater than 60% load
factor is considered acceptable. Engine component inspection and coolant sample analysis
results determine acceptable performance.
Caterpillar Extended Life Coolant was introduced once the stringent requirements of EC-1
were met. EC-1 ensures that the coolant not only performs in the laboratory, but more
importantly, on the road and at the job site where it counts most to the customer."

Last edited by dieselmatt; 12-09-2011 at 09:22 AM.
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 11:42 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