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What exactly is ELC ?

What exactly is ELC ? Is it Extended Life Coolant ? I`m using Preston with ELC in my truck after flushing last Aug. As long as it contains no silicate isn`t that what I should be after?
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ELC does stand for Extended Life Coolant
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Most use ELC as an acronym to also denote the coolant having a CAT EC-1 rating, which prestone does not.
ELC means only ext. life coolant.
You are after the ELCs that meet that CAT EC-1 rating.
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What would be the difference in ELC`s That one would look for when deciding what Anti-freeze to use. The reason I ask is I keep reading that it`s difficult to find for some. But when I look in Wal-mart there`s several different brand names with ELC. Is there really a difference ?
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What would be the difference in ELC`s That one would look for when deciding what Anti-freeze to use. The reason I ask is I keep reading that it`s difficult to find for some. But when I look in Wal-mart there`s several different brand names with ELC. Is there really a difference ?
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Most use ELC as an acronym to also denote the coolant having a CAT EC-1 rating, which prestone does not.
ELC means only ext. life coolant.
You are after the ELCs that meet that CAT EC-1 rating.
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Thanks that helps.
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What exactly is ELC ? Is it Extended Life Coolant ? I`m using Preston with ELC in my truck after flushing last Aug. As long as it contains no silicate isn`t that what I should be after?
ELC = Extended Life Coolant...now there are a lot of coolants that claim to be extended life. On this forum when people refer to ELC's they are talking about coolants meeting Cat EC-1, Cummins 14603 and/or Navistar B-2.

Cat ELC, Rotella ELC, Delo ELC, Primatech ELC, Zerex ELC etc etc are all popular brands.
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The reason I`m asking is because last year I flushed, restored, and VC-9`d and in doing so I partially clogged my oil cooler. My deltas were 20+. Now I am doing the upgraded oil cooler, EGR delete, coolant filter, Turbo cleaning,Blue spring upgrade and the Turbo pluming upgrade. Finances prohibit me from doing another flush at this time. But shouldn`t I be alright for now since I did remove the silicate from the system with the previous flush? For now just watch the coolant filter for trash and re flush later when finances allow.
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Yeah, don't chemical flush again, but I would do a couple distilled water flushes and re-fill with a better ELC coolant (not Prestone). I used Zerex Extended Life HD from NAPA, which has the CAT EC-1 rating.
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Do you have a coolant filter?
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