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Old 03-28-2012, 03:32 AM
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CAT ELC coolant

Hey Guys, I have a buddy who just purchased a 6.0 and is wondering if he should do a coolant flush and get CAT ELC coolant, thoughts, opinions?

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Old 03-28-2012, 03:53 AM
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Thats what alot of ppl on here recommend. I my self just switched to it. 5 gallon of the concentrated was around 130 bucks plus how every much distilled water u need.
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Has he monitored ECT and EOT?
He needs to be filtering it first thing, right away. He might can get away with running gold for a while.
Depending on his temps, a flush won't do much.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:45 AM
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Has he monitored ECT and EOT?
He needs to be filtering it first thing, right away. He might can get away with running gold for a while.
Depending on his temps, a flush won't do much.
I shouldn't think it matters if he doesn't know his deltas. The thread starter's friend should invest in a monitoring system and a coolant filter to collect casting sand out of the block. There has been a huge article on coolant regarding the gold stuff, can't remember where it is. I would tell your buddy to grab some restore and/or vc-9 and do a proper flush.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 AM
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Yea I mean he just got the truck this week so he doesn't have anything but he is looking to do an EGR delete, I am still running ford gold **** gonna be switching probably next month over to the CAT ELC ****, he was wondering if he should go ahead and do that or just keep the ford gold stuff
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:47 AM
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He should get a set of ARP Studs, Scan Gauge II, ID Tunes, EGR Delete, Coolant Filter, HPOP upgrade, STC Fitting, Blue Spring, Stand Pipes, Dummy Plugs and then once he's done tearing the engine apart then go to Rotella 5w40 and ELC.

At least that's the path i wished i'd have took.

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