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Old 01-04-2011, 07:20 AM
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Is anyone running extended life coolant? Is it better than the gold coolant? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:25 AM
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I've flushed both my trucks this year and put the CAT ELC back in. Also installed Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kits at the same time as the flush. It's the coolant that all these International engines run when actually in International trucks. I'm happy with it and don't expect any sort of cooling system issues anytime soon.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:26 AM
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Gold coolant doesn't need to be replaced until 100k miles, right?
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:34 AM
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i believe that is what it says in the book. I am getting close to that. i also want to install a coolant filter from diesel site.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:49 AM
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IDK of many ford 6.0's that have ran the factory fill gold coolant for the 100k miles.... If they have, and its yours, look forward to an oil cooler replacement.

edit: didnt see the 6.4 header

I dont think 6.4's have the same issues as 6.0s.. But to save face, the manual says the same for 6.0s.

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Old 01-04-2011, 12:14 PM
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I have a 6.4 (and this is the 6.4 sub-forum) and the manual says it doesn't need to be changed until 100k.
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I have a 6.4 (and this is the 6.4 sub-forum) and the manual says it doesn't need to be changed until 100k.
Yes , but it must be tested periodically. The ELC as mentioned above is good for like 300,000 miles and can go 1 million miles with an extender additive and doesn't have to be tested and is designed for diesel engines.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:20 PM
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OK, I want to try the cat elc but can't figure out where to get it from. Can anyone recommend a vendor for it??
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:43 PM
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Send a message via AIM to Briggskid987
Should be able to find it at a local CAT dealer or Cat service dealer or truck stop.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:13 AM
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so is there a write up on the best way to flush the system? I would like to get all the coolant out when i flush it. Can it be flushed with tap water or is distilled water needed?
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