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I use Peak Final Charge. The bottle is Black! Walmart $12 something a gallon premix.
Thank Randy S

That is easy- I like easy
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Here is is from the horse's mouth (DD):

Thank you Andy and your Horse,:
which do you use?

In the engine series 92 document from DD there are options.
DDC power cool
DDC power cool plus
DDC power cool plus 3000
DDC power cool plus 6000
These are all seperate products available.

Which is the prefered that will perform better, longer and with less additives.

I come to understand that OAT products will perform without the additives.

DDC power cool plus and DDC power cool plus 6000 has OAT Inhibitors.
Does OAT Inhibitors still require SCA additives or the filter option with the pill
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We have OAT in both our Bird and the Dynasty
No additive required and no testing. Will outlive the Bird and the owner
We used Final Charge on one and a Canadian equivalent in the other
You must flush out all the old coolant. That can be difficult on a Bird
. On my sob I bought 60 gallons of distilled water for the flushing and to mix with the coolant. I used a sump pump in a 5 gallon bucket to install the liquids
A PIA but not difficult. You only have to do this once. Do not use tap water. Btw: Robert Britton did the install on the Bird
So I know it is done right!!
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I got Fleetcharge, which is plain old coolant with SCA already mixed in, for $9/gallon concentrated (distilled water is under $1/gallon to mix with it). I will have to add more SCA probably every 5 years, but test it once a year to be sure. I went with that because every auto parts store has it so if I need some on the road I don't have to worry about mixing or finding some kinda OAT/ELC stuff. The fancy new stuff is also really expensive.
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Thank you Marvin and Andy,

Did your welded hose repair get you back home safely ?

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Hi Marty.
We won't be going home until the end of the month. Dofardo good
I have to crawl iner and measure the fittings so I can buy the right wrench. I think it is 1.5
I only go to 1.25. I will also check the other hoses.
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We have OAT in both our Bird and the Dynasty
No additive required and no testing. Will outlive the Bird and the owner
We used Final Charge on one and a Canadian equivalent in the other
You must flush out all the old coolant. That can be difficult on a Bird
. On my sob I bought 60 gallons of distilled water for the flushing and to mix with the coolant. I used a sump pump in a 5 gallon bucket to install the liquids
A PIA but not difficult. You only have to do this once. Do not use tap water. Btw: Robert Britton did the install on the Bird
So I know it is done right!!
Bruce,

Where did you connect to push the coolant out of the loop system?

Will the thermostat stop the flow if I connect in the wrong location?


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Martin. Robert Britton did the install in my Bird. But I did the Dynasty. Drained as much as possible. Then filled with tap water. Had the heaters on and ran until hot. Drained,filled with distilled water,drained and repeated.then I drained and refilled with Final Charge concentrate. I measured what came out and it was close 1/2 of the capacity so I should be at 50/50. Not difficult but time consuming.Walmart has distilled water for 88 cents a gallon. If no Walmart nearby the dollar stores have it for buck a gallon. I
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Ok thank you

Have you heard of a way to pump distilled water in and the coolant out?
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Prestone used to have a kit that included a tee and some other items. But it was for smaller hose than on our Birds.
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