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Old 05-09-2016, 07:23 PM   #11
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I havent had much luck in finding the additives or the test kit... perhaps im using the wrong terms when I ask?

I pick up my bus soon and have 1100 mile trip in it so I want to make sure my coolant is good before I embark on the journey..

are there coirrect terms I should be asking for? I thought a truck stop would know but they didnt hear of what i was asking for..

Eastcoast: where did you get yours since im in florida I could get it the same place..

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Old 05-09-2016, 08:28 PM   #12
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Mine was brand newish when I got my bus, and I've left it alone.
I plan on doing a flush and fill probably at the end of summer. I'll just buy the cheapest appropriate coolant at Rural King.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:25 AM   #13
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Mine was brand newish when I got my bus, and I've left it alone.
I plan on doing a flush and fill probably at the end of summer. I'll just buy the cheapest appropriate coolant at Rural King.

you dont put the additives in it? or is there coolant available that contains the needed additives for wet sleevers?

I have no idea how old my coolant is.. I opened it up and looked and it and said "yep its pretty green and no swirlies.." and that was it... never thought about its age or any additives..

in the 80s cadillac made wet-sleeve engines and sold an additive tablet you had to add to those when you changed the coolant..

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you dont put the additives in it? or is there coolant available that contains the needed additives for wet sleevers?

I have no idea how old my coolant is.. I opened it up and looked and it and said "yep its pretty green and no swirlies.." and that was it... never thought about its age or any additives..

in the 80s cadillac made wet-sleeve engines and sold an additive tablet you had to add to those when you changed the coolant..

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IDK, but I've got a factory service manual. Will go from there.
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Definitely want to check the factory recs for coolant. Especially on wet sleeve engines. They require anti-cavitation properties to avoid scorching things.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:55 AM   #16
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I have a 1999 DT466E. I got the test strip, checked my green antifreeze, and got a 2.0 DCA number, which is in the middle of the working range. However, my water filter is kind of rusty on the outside and I would like to change it. Would I be best to replace it with one like it which adds 4 points SCA? I am trying to figure out if that would bring the whole mix up too much.
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Has any one tried or know much about the Evans waterless coolant??
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Don't the DT466s have coolant filters? All of the Diesel engine coolant filters I've seen are pre-charged with slow release SCA packets. If you keep up with the filter change recommendations you should always have a proper amount of the SCAs, or so I understand..
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You can get the filters with or w/o the DCA additive, but most seem to have 4 units, which I understand would raise 4 gallons one point.
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