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Coolant confusion (Fleetrite)

Today I bought a case of Fleetrite coolant. Now on closer inspection, I am surprised that the label does not say anything about sca or elc that I was looking for. It just says it is a premium antifreeze for diesel or gas engines...
Just wondering if I bought the wrong stuff? I thought maybe it would mention that it meets or exceeds certain standards/ specifications. Are there more than one type of fleetrite coolant?

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go by the astm #

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There is no astm# either. I think I got the wrong (cheap) stuff. It has no specifications at all on the label. It just says it is ethylene glycol base with chemical inhibitors to protect against rust and corrosion.

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Where did you get the Fleetrite coolant at?

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i do believe there are two different types of fleetrite coolant. What color is the coolant? I put the Fleetrite coolant inmy truck and i believe it said ELC on it good from 300,000 to 600,000 miles i believe

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I bought the coolant at a local International dealer (Border International). The color is green.

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You got the right stuff, far better than cheapo automotive coolant anyway.

Yes, you still need to add DCA to the coolant every so often and it's best to check it with the test strips so you keep the SCA in the desired range.

To little SCA and you get pitting of the cylinder walls (bad).

To much SCA and you get drop-out (or gelly) and that is also bad.

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I bought the coolant at a local International dealer (Border International). The color is green.
That is not the ELC coolant, and like some else said u will need to add Additive. The ELC coolant is red and doesnt need the additive

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and ELC doesn't belong in that engine....

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and ELC doesn't belong in that engine....
And why is this?

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