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want to double check something on coolant flush

sorry to start a new thread about this as i know coolant flushes have been covered extensively here however, the shops that carry restore products here are all out of restore plus. i have a gallon of restore, 32 gallons of distilled water. the kw shop has cat ec-1 elc concentrate (saw it yesterday planning on getting it today). before i drop the $60 for it, can i use any coolant flush that is vc-9? there are several places that have this. im trying to get this done today and tomorrow as i have a 3 day weekend....
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sorry to start a new thread about this as i know coolant flushes have been covered extensively here however, the shops that carry restore products here are all out of restore plus. i have a gallon of restore, 32 gallons of distilled water. the kw shop has cat ec-1 elc concentrate (saw it yesterday planning on getting it today). before i drop the $60 for it, can i use any coolant flush that is vc-9? there are several places that have this. im trying to get this done today and tomorrow as i have a 3 day weekend....
Use the Restore first then if you can't get the Restore+ use the VC-9 same as the Restore+ but i think you need 2 qts thats why every one uses the Restore+ cost less and the CAT EC-1 coolant will do the job but as you stated it must be concentrate 3 1/2 gallons. When i did mine i use 48 gallons distilled water 2 flushes the ditch the Gold, 5 flushes after the Restore then 6 flushes after the Restore+ used ph strips tell i had a 7.0
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cool thanks. i don't think i'm going to put the cat coolant in right away as i have to swap the oil cooler and egr cooler as well. so i'm going to flush, flush and flush some more then start tearing it down. lets face it, distilled water is a hell of alot cheaper than cat coolant. haha. this will probably a week long flush for me. once i start putting it all back together i'll put in a bypass coolant filter as well (got the idea of how to build a dieselsite or sinister style one off here for only $80).
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cool thanks. i don't think i'm going to put the cat coolant in right away as i have to swap the oil cooler and egr cooler as well. so i'm going to flush, flush and flush some more then start tearing it down. lets face it, distilled water is a hell of alot cheaper than cat coolant. haha. this will probably a week long flush for me. once i start putting it all back together i'll put in a bypass coolant filter as well (got the idea of how to build a dieselsite or sinister style one off here for only $80).
I suggest putting the elc in to keep the internals from rusting, and to help lubricate the water pump seals. Just letting water sit in your engine for an extended time could cause problems. If you do a proper flush, you could easily dump and save your new coolant in a clean bucket and put it back in.
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I would also strongly suggest fumoto valves as well.

And i doubt 32 gal. is enough to get to clear water but YMMV.

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I suggest putting the elc in to keep the internals from rusting, and to help lubricate the water pump seals. Just letting water sit in your engine for an extended time could cause problems. If you do a proper flush, you could easily dump and save your new coolant in a clean bucket and put it back in.
i didnt let the water sit in it. i was wondering about completely draining the cooling system while working on it but, some how the oil cooler became unclogged and my delta's are back to the normal factory range.

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I would also strongly suggest fumoto valves as well.

And i doubt 32 gal. is enough to get to clear water but YMMV.

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what are those? (*nevermind, google answered that question) i ended up buying more water and ran 44 gallons through it.
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