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Old 12-05-2012, 05:57 AM
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ELC reason for blown head gaskets

So I took my truck to a guy to do a head gasket job and he saw the red coolant and suggested that the cat ELC could be the reason for the blown head gaskets. He said something in the coolant(I don't remember what it was) could have eaten through the gasket material on the head gaskets. He is a well known mechanic and said he recommends the gold coolant or some coastal stuff. I'm very confused. Need input
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Need to find a new mechanic ec1 is what is recommended by international which build the 6.0. the 6.0 is an international VT365 FYI.
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Need to find a new mechanic ec1 is what is recommended by international which build the 6.0. the 6.0 is an international VT365 FYI.
Exactly right. ELC is the proper coolant for this motor. Ford shafted us with this Gold crap. I would find a new mechanic. Yours is out of touch.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:12 AM
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That's what I thought. This mechanic has had very good reviews here on the org.
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ELC hasnt got anything to do with it.

Unless it was improperly mixed or mixed with Gold
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:20 AM
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It wasn't mixed with gold and was properly mixed
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:22 AM
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I have it at southern diesel performance in longwood Florida. Who got great reviews online and on the org
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:41 AM
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If you're willing to bring your truck to the Brandon / Tampa area, I can get you in touch with the guy who does all my work. Former Ford diesel tech and very good at what he does.
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ELC being root cause of failure.. first time i ever heard that
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