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Old 04-09-2006, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

Okay, a few years back I bought 6 gallons of prediluted Rotella ELC coolant thinking that I would use this is my truck. Well thanks to this site, I DID NOT make that mistake! However, the 6 gallons are still in my garage taking up space. Can this coolant be used in a regular gas engine vehicle? (Honda)

I paid $15 for all 6 on a close-out at BJ's so it is not a big loss, but was just wondering.

Or should I "flush" it?
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

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Okay, a few years back I bought 6 gallons of prediluted Rotella ELC coolant thinking that I would use this is my truck. Well thanks to this site, I DID NOT make that mistake! However, the 6 gallons are still in my garage taking up space. Can this coolant be used in a regular gas engine vehicle? (Honda)

I paid $15 for all 6 on a close-out at BJ's so it is not a big loss, but was just wondering.

Or should I "flush" it?

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why would it be a mistake...it is one of the best coolants to use in your diesel. Don't pay attention to the two people on this site that are too scared to use anything but what Ford tells them to use. In fact, I'm installing the same stuff in my PSD.

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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

I've been running it for 30k miles now with no problems.
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

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I've been running it for 30k miles now with no problems.

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It may be fine, but 30,000 miles is NOTTHING in the life of a 500,000 mile engine is it? So don't think just because you haven't had problems in 30,000 your fine. It took 80,000-100,000 or more to wear the holes through the cylinder walls from cavitation with standard coolant [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]

I have done NO research on this coolant so I have no idea and am not choosing either way.

I am saying just because your truck has gone 30,000 doesn't mean a thing.

This is just a general statement and is NOT directed at coolant.

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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

International approves and recommends that type of coolant for all 2/2/99-up (SN 940614) engines. You can read about it HERE, page 2. In fact International's Fleetrite ELC is Rotella ELC, just a different label. It is one of the most beneficial and robust coolants you could use in your engine. It is unfortunate what some inexperienced and ill-informed people have posted here at TDS concerning ELC coolants.
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

Been running it in mine for 80,000 miles. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]

Come on Wayne, post on just the stuff you know something about, sheesh. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Come on Wayne, post on just the stuff you know something about, sheesh.

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Hey Overload, did you actually read his post? He said, in no way was he commenting on that coolant! He was simply stating a FACT not an opinion on coolant. "Sheesh".
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

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It may be fine, but 30,000 miles is NOTTHING in the life of a 500,000 mile engine is it? So don't think just because you haven't had problems in 30,000 your fine. It took 80,000-100,000 or more to wear the holes through the cylinder walls from cavitation with standard coolant [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif[/img]

I have done NO research on this coolant so I have no idea and am not choosing either way.

I am saying just because your truck has gone 30,000 doesn't mean a thing.

This is just a general statement and is NOT directed at coolant.

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Good God! I should have known better than to get involved in a coolant thread. All I was saying that I have run it for 30,000 problem free miles. Having gone 30,000 miles does mean a thing. It means I have gone 10% of the recommended life of this ELC (before adding any additive) without any issues. That's exactly what it means...no more...no less.

You guys need to relax a bit. Especially when you admit that you have done no research on the topic.

If someone asked about a Mag-Hytec cover or your gauges or your particular brand of ATV rack would you comment or just have no comment because you haven't lived the full expected life cycle of the item yet. That seems silly. If that were the case then what is the mileage that I can comment on a CPS?
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

Is he posting in a thread on coolant?
Does he claim to know anything about it?
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Is he posting in a thread on coolant?

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Yes. As are you.

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Does he claim to know anything about it?

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No. Neither do you. But at least his contribution had substance and made some sense. I'm just not sure why you jumped down his throat over a rather innocuous post.
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

What about I have used it for 80,00 miles doesn't make sense?
He did say 80,00 miles didn't he?
I know interational uses it as an initial fill on the T444E.
I know the engine is protected from cavitation by Rotella ELC.
I assume somebody told padenski that ELC would Hurt his engine.

I know Wayne mentioned cavitation, infering a danger of it and the topic is about ELC

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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant - No not in the diesel

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Can this coolant be used in a regular gas engine vehicle? (Honda)

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Did anyone read the original question?
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It is fine for use in your truck. It is not worth putting in the honda the honda takes what, two gallons of pre-mix? If you mix it yourself it costs about $4.00 and there may be a seal compatibility problem in the honda.
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