Yes, please post link to reliable information supporting the statement that the new generation ELC coolants "cause problems in diesel engines". That is a new one on me. Caterpillar and Cummins/Fleetguard both have ELC's-- and all the data I have seen suggest they are superior coolants.
I know my Caterpillar ELC was analyzed this last summer after 4 years and was found to be "as new".
quote "Also Chevron, Texaco and Shell had extended life coolants (ELC's) that caused problems in diesel engines."
Post refers to these suppliers not Cat or Cummins.
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Bill: Here are the Cummins Coolant requirements. Probably much more detail than you are looking for.
Section 3 Extended Service Intervals- goes into the use of those ELC's that were a concern and why. If the ELC you use meets Cummins 14603, or CAT EC-1 there is no cause for concern. Cummins 14603
Hope this helps.....
Edit: Also at the end of the article in the Appendix is a Q&A section discussing the Chevron, Texaco and Shell ELC,s and what action to take if they are in your engine....
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