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Cat C7 Engine: ELC Coolant or Something Else?
Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:02 AM
Fleetwood says they would have shipped this unit with 'regular' coolant.
Is there any way to tell what is in the motor; ELC or regular coolant?
Thanks for the wisdom.
Posted 24 September 2011 - 07:51 AM
Sadly, color is not a good indicator. It is within a particular coolant manufacturer, but not across the industry.
If the OE can recall where he had it changed, call them and have them pull the ticket. Since most pay for things like that on a credit card, if he is really interested in helping, I suspect he can find out.
If not, with the low price of coolant compared with engine or radiator, it may be wise to drain and replace with a coolant you will know-- and yes many of us with Caterpillar engines have switched to ELC (me included).
Also, suggest you join the Caterpillar RV Engine Owners Club, an FMCA Chapter. Their next rally is in Kerrville TX in the spring. Lots of fun and some good technical seminars as well. A good way to learn the "care and feeding" of your engine and whole coach.
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:06 AM
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