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Old 03-08-2019, 12:08 AM   #21
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Please excuse my ignorance about diesels, but, what "bottle of strips" and what/how do you use them for?
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:18 AM   #22
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yeppers Marc got it..



using a coolant filter with an auto release tablet in it usually handles keeping the levels normal for all situations where you lose a small amount of coolant here or there.. some that steams out in Hot weather. or a few drops that may leak around a heater connection etc.. but if you have a catastrophic loss and repair then youd need to add more SCA.. too much SCA will create sediment and can clog sensitive items like oil coolers or small heater core passages.. so you dont want to just add it fir the heck of it without testing..

I change the coolant in my DEV bus every 2 years .. I did it aftyer 1 year in the time when I drove it many 1000s of miles that season.. this year itll get all new coolant and filter in the spring..

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Old 03-08-2019, 06:48 AM   #23
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$22 - expensive, but cheaper than repairs I suppose. Instructions?



What else do I need to know? This is all news to me.
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:50 AM   #24
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yeppers Marc got it..



using a coolant filter with an auto release tablet in it usually handles keeping the levels normal for all situations where you lose a small amount of coolant here or there.. some that steams out in Hot weather. or a few drops that may leak around a heater connection etc.. but if you have a catastrophic loss and repair then youd need to add more SCA.. too much SCA will create sediment and can clog sensitive items like oil coolers or small heater core passages.. so you dont want to just add it fir the heck of it without testing..

I change the coolant in my DEV bus every 2 years .. I did it aftyer 1 year in the time when I drove it many 1000s of miles that season.. this year itll get all new coolant and filter in the spring..

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Ok... whats SCA?


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Old 03-08-2019, 07:31 AM   #25
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Please excuse my ignorance about diesels, but, what "bottle of strips" and what/how do you use them for?


Coolant test strips, to determine the condition of the coolant.
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You dip one of the strips in the coolant. The rectangular colored pieces on the strips are foam pads with chemicals on them. Those chemicals react to the coolant and change colors.

You align those pad colors with those on the chart, and that tells you the condition of the coolant.

One pad is for glycol% which gives you your freeze point.

Another pad is for ph level. That determines whether or not the metals will be eating each other in the system.

The final strip is for your additive. It's measured in ppm. You run into trouble with too little and too much. Most of the time it will tell you how much sca(supplemental coolant additive) to add to your current system to get it up to snuff.

Additives are what combats corrosion, cavitation, and foaming in the coolant. There are multiple types off additive packages so you have to get the correct test strip and sca for the coolant you're using.

Google this stuff once and you'll find more info then you'd want to read concerning it.
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