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post #1 of 9 Old 08-15-2012, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant flush question

So I plan to start my coolant flush tomorrow in preparation for a new oil cooler. Will I harm anything if when I have the Restore or vc-9 in the system I leave it in there overnight?

I'm pressed for time, so I was thinking of draining, filling with tap water & Restore, then driving in for my graveyard shift (about 90 min round trip driving time). Then the next day do it again, but with vc-9. This would leave the additives in the system for about 24 hours... Or about 13 hours if I added it right before work and drained it right when I got home.

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I do beleive i read the VC-9 is corrosive and that you should have it in their past like a hour (heck that might even be too long(
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Restore or vc-9 recommends to not leave it in your coolant system for more than 3 hours.
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So much for my bright idea. Thanks.

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Okay, next question. Where are you guys buying Restore? I've tried napa, o'reillys, autozone, walmart, and all-parts, but no one has it. Hopefully it's not one of those products that are illegal to have in California. Stupid CA laws.

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I may have already answered my own question. I found this search tool and now I'm on my way to a local kenworth dealer. Worldwide Retail Locator

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Wow the Kenworth dealer was a good stop! Not only did they have the Restore, but they had the CAT EC-1 for $13/gal... $4/gal cheaper than all other ELCs the auto parts stores had. Plus, they mentioned they're open until 11pm, much later than my local auto parts stores! Score!

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Just make sure that your coolant is concentrate not 50/50 premix.
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The FORD dealer in town here normally carries VC9 but were "fresh out" when I needed it,so they sent me to the local DODGE dealer.
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