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As some may know I am currently having a new long block installed in my 6.0. I have finished providing all of the parts to the shop including the coolant which I thought was 50/50 but is straight Zerex extended life cat ec-1. I got 6 gallons is that to much? My question is should I provide the distilled water for them, or should they know that it should be mixed with that and not tap water.
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They should know to use distilled, and you will need, about 3.5 gal of concentrate to make a 50/50 mix after the flush with distilled is complete. I would ask and make sure they understand, seems they would have said something when you handed them the 6 gal of concentrate.

Edit: I see there won't be any flushing, still the same, 3.5 gal of distilled.

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Yeah, the motor is not in yet and everything is apart. Should I have them flush it or is that something I can do. I just want to make sure that the new components are not contaminated. (oil cooler, heads and such)
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Yeah, the motor is not in yet and everything is apart. Should I have them flush it or is that something I can do. I just want to make sure that the new components are not contaminated. (oil cooler, heads and such)
I wouldn't, if it's new you dont want rust to set in. It's kind of a catch 22 situation.

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Good choice on coolant,..thats what i went with too...Just to ease your mind i would go ahead and drop off a couple of gallons of distilled water. Not saying they wont but you never know and you'll have a better piece of mind instead of always wondering if it was done the way you want and the way it should be. Just my opinion...but my g/f tells me my opinion dont mean **** :-)


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If you don't provide the shop with distilled water tor use I highly doubt they will go out and by it for you. Take them 4 gallons of distilled water.

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