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Old 09-16-2010
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The only advantage to the ELC coolant is that there is no need to add or check SCA , Nitrates and PH. It is good for 6 years. The downsides are many. It is expensive ($16.00/gal @ CAT dealer), the need to flush well (2/3 full flushes are recommended w/distilled water), and it does seem to find the weakest link (leaks). My reason for changing was that I wanted to replace all of the hoses and I also ended up replacing the water pump, thermostat, idler pulley, aux pump, recored the radiator, etc. Quite a project (expensive, but I didn't want to open the front for the hoses or coolant issues again for a while). I do believe this will be worth it in the long run, but not a project for a person in a hurry. Good luck
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