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Can rotella elc and ultra elc mix??

Alright so the story goes that about 2 months ago I had to replace my water pump on my 06 6.0 so I did with a bpd unit. I also flushed and refilled with rotella elc. Well here we are today and I need to replace my egr cooler. When it was running at idle it would smoke white and it smelled sweet. It didn't leak till I turned the truck off then it would drop about a gallon on the floor. I can find the rotella ultra elc, and the regular rotella elc. My question is, can I drain the rotella elc that is in there right now and fill with ultra elc and not have any issues? Or should I just stick with the regular rotella elc until I want to do a flush again? Thanks

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Just do a good flush with some distilled water. Get all the old stuff out anyways. The ultra, according to shell has better properties to it. Why run the risk of mixing them. Would you mix your 15w40 with 10w30 because that's what you have on hand? Keep all the coolant the same. Not saying you can't do it, but that's what I would do.

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Well see normally I'd agree but I'm having a hard time convincing myself to run the truck when I know it was burning coolant, can't be blowing head gaskets right now lol

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