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confused with coolant choice

Post  747JetMech on November 2nd 2014, 3:39 pm

Too much information...

I have read for hours about ELC coolant use in a not in a early Power Stroke diesel.. I know they recommend it in a 99 and up but there is some confusing information as to what to use in the earlier models?


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Re: confused with coolant choice

Post  cool40 on November 2nd 2014, 5:36 pm

Anything is better than none! Laughing I never had trouble with the old green stuff.
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Post  bbf-falcon on November 2nd 2014, 5:48 pm

cool40 wrote:Anything is better than none! Laughing  I never had trouble with the old green stuff.

X2,My old 97 has the green,and hasn't been changed in 10yrs.

The red shit is hard on head gaskets. Rolling Eyes

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Post  rmcomprandy on November 2nd 2014, 6:44 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:
cool40 wrote:Anything is better than none! Laughing  I never had trouble with the old green stuff.

X2,My old 97 has the green,and hasn't been changed in 10yrs.

The red shit is hard on head gaskets. Rolling Eyes

I got some unlabled stuff here which is gold. ????

What color is Siera ???; (propolene glycol).

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Post  dr's wife racing on November 2nd 2014, 7:08 pm

I use the green stuff in my 02. Same in my previous 99. It had 420000 miles on it when I sold it. It was still going strong. I use a John Deere diesel additive in mine. It has a water pump additive. I use it in my race car as well. It makes about 10 deg difference in water temp. No corrsion. I've used water wetter ect. This is the only thing I've ever used that made a difference.
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Thanks Guys

Post  747JetMech on November 3rd 2014, 12:47 am

I will stick with the green Fleetrite. There is so much info out on coolant for the Powerstroke. You get !0 different answers for the same question.

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Post  jbozzelle on November 3rd 2014, 1:44 pm

I ran the Shell Rotella ELC in my 7.3 and 6.4 for years before I sold both of them. Put 90K on the 6.4 and over 140K on the 7.3 with no issues. Only thing with the green is to do the test strips a few times a year. If you need to throw in the additive. No big deal.

I ran the ELC in both trucks because the radiator was getting changed and I got a good deal on the stuff from the local fleet store...

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