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Old 10-31-2005, 07:04 PM
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Shell Rotella ELC coolant

The coolant return flange is leaking a good one on my truck. I ordered some Shell Rotella ELC coolant to fill it back up. That doesn't need the additive like the green stuff does it?
 
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:28 PM
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Nope, not according to their website.
 
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:29 PM
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youre not going to mix green with gold, are you? i am almost positive you have to flush green out as best as you can before adding the gold, which does not need additive. which do you have in there now?
 
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:32 PM
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You can mix the green with the gold, but you have to treat it like it's green.
 
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ahh gotcha. so if you dont want to add the additive it has to be gold 100%?
 
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Exactly...
 
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http://www.shell-lubricants.com/prod...RotellaELC.pdf

Still have to add the SCA's like cookie mentioned.
 
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Looks like the good stuff. Thanks for the help gentlemen. I am going to completly flush out the green goo and go with a complete fill when I get the leaky gasket fixed. It's just the coolant return flange that bolts to the bottom of the water pump. I've been seeing little drops coming down for a few weeks now. Coolant use has started to go up so now I have to do something about it. Been putting it off because the coolant that is in there is less than a year old.
 
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ROTELLA® ELC Extended Life Coolant/Anti-Freeze is a "fill for life" ethylene glycol based coolant for heavy-duty diesel, gasoline and natural gas powered engines. Rotella ELC contains a unique extended life carboxylate inhibitor system and nitrite / molybdate as secondary inhibitors. This product contains no silicate, borate, nitrate or phosphate and requires no traditional SCA additions. Rotella ELC Extended Life Coolants meets all the requirements of CAT EC-1, TMC RP 329 and TMC RP 338. Rotella ELC is available as a concentrate and as 50/50 and 60/40 volume mixtures of Rotella ELC with deionized water.
This is the info directly from their site.
 
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Before changing over to the Rotella ELC, I contacted a list of several non-biased AF testing facitlities, and every single one of them confirmed that the Rotella ELC was "the" coolant to run in terms of cost and overall life and protection.

When I filled my truck 7 months ago, it cost me a little over $11 per gallon of concentrate at NAPA.

I'd reccomend installing a coolant filter if you haven't already....this is something that I failed to do, and wished that I did.
 
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Originally Posted by superrangerman2002
Before changing over to the Rotella ELC, I contacted a list of several non-biased AF testing facitlities, and every single one of them confirmed that the Rotella ELC was "the" coolant to run in terms of cost and overall life and protection.

When I filled my truck 7 months ago, it cost me a little over $11 per gallon of concentrate at NAPA.

I'd reccomend installing a coolant filter if you haven't already....this is something that I failed to do, and wished that I did.
Good idea! Thanks.
 
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Man! I still have two gallons of the Prestone Heavy Duty Antifreeze/Collant left. This Rotella ELC looks to be a better performer than the Prestone Heavy Duty. What color is the Rotella? The Prestone is "purple".
 
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It's a deep red color.
 
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I've been using the Rotella ELC and a coolant filter now for about 20k miles. I've been very pleased with it. My truck is a 2002 and originally had gold. I lost a water pump at 73k miles with the original fill of gold. I've now got 115k on the truck.

Reminds me...I need a couple more coolant filters.
 
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Originally Posted by Kwikkordead
I've been seeing little drops coming down for a few weeks now. Coolant use has started to go up so now I have to do something about it. Been putting it off because the coolant that is in there is less than a year old.
Hope it don't turn out like mine, had to rebuild it. Seal was leaking.
 
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