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Old 08-15-2012, 05:03 PM
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The only issue I have with that Clay is he seems to be lumping all ELC's into one group, and they're not all the same.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:49 AM
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well, I've been reading enough on coolants in the passed few days to give myself a headache
and with my new engine Im going to stick to the builders suggestion, And in my case that seems to be any diesel rated Green with a filter

Works for me for now.

side note, How much extra concentrate/water do you guys add for the fuel system? or just top it off with distilled ?
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:04 AM
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I run 203* t-stats in both my 7.3's and Bob's billet housings. The dually has been running EVANS NPG+ for well over 200k miles and the X has had CAT ELC for over 100k miles. I chose the ELC for X simply because of availability - it doesn't matter how good EVANS is (its good too!!) if ya can't get it out on the road somewhere...

I recommend putting a petcock valve on the block drain above the starter. That plug is a PITA on most of the trucks of worked on (I usually just pull the starter first now...) -and the valve makes it EASY to drain. Its a 1/4" npt fitting.

As far as flushing, I drain and collect all the existing coolant from block and radiator and pull the heater core supply. Fill the supply with distilled water until it runs clear out radiator drain, then reconnect. Remove t-stat and re-assemble housing. Fill radiator with distilled water and run engine for a few minutes. Drain and repeat until water is CLEAR. Then fill with (CAT/Rotella/Delo ELC).

Some have indicated EOT's were excessive with big oil and big injectors while running 203* t-stat - I have a stock HPOP and Stage 1 injectors and I have not experienced this. I noticed faster warm-up and quicker switchovers when I went to 203* stat. My system has ALOT more heat than a standard Vegistroke, but I see 180* to over 200* VO temps on the highway - 180* is in below-freezing weather.
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thats what i was thinking jason. faster swich overs
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So if I just drain the hotdog water into my degas bottle I'll have all the nitrates I need.

I did ELC red stuff and a 203 stat on the ex when I did my water pump.

I was able to get to the block plug over the starter without trouble surprisingly.

If I could do anything different I would also put a filter on the system.

Just my .02 on the matter but then again I'm dealing with a 7.3 and not a 6.0.
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