Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Gold Member msb1766's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    272
    Location
    Guilderland, New York
    Tractor
    SC2450 Cub Cadet/Yanmar

    Default Coolant/Antifreeze

    Is there a special type of coolant/antifreeze for diesel engins?
    My coolant/antifreeze bottle is on the "low" mark and want to bring it up to the "full" mark.

    My manual says:
    High Quality Permanent Type Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol with corrosion and rust inhibitor chemicals) Coolant Mixture Ratio: 50% Distilled Water 50% Antifreeze.
    Cub Cadet/Yanmar TLB Sc2450, Ratchet Rake, Front Snowblower, Back Blade, Spreader, Middlebuster.
    Craftsman GT5000
    Wheelhorse GT-14

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    485
    Location
    Ohio hill country
    Tractor
    2006 TC45A

    Default Re: Coolant/Antifreeze

    I run regular green Prestone Ethylene Glycol along with New Holland FW-15 conditioner to prevent cavitation in my New Holland.

    Some run premixed diesel rated Fleetguard in their tractors that has the conditioned already in it.

    Yes, make sure you run distilled water. Regular water leaves mineral deposits.

    Some say you don't need conditioner/fleetguard in dry liner engines but my local NH techs highy recommend it.
    2006 TC45A

  3. #3
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    48,950
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Coolant/Antifreeze

    there are fleet 'pre charged' anti freezes.. or you can usually use the green stuff and just add in your own SCA/DCA/electrolysis addatives... quantity figured either by volume or swizzle stick..

    soundguy

  4. #4
    Elite Member WilliamBos's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    4,526
    Location
    Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
    Tractor
    MF 1635 12x12 Powershuttle

    Default

    Going to run CAT ELC Pre-mix when we do the 1635 this fall. Good for 3,000 hours straight. Out of the jug, 6,000 with an additive.
    Thanks,

    Will


    I do not care if someone's net nanny is watching!! You need to stop...

  5. #5
    Veteran Member Jerry/MT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,065
    Location
    Western Montana
    Tractor
    New Holland TD95D, Ford 4610 & Ferguson TO-30

    Default Re: Coolant/Antifreeze

    Quote Originally Posted by sweep View Post
    I run regular green Prestone Ethylene Glycol along with New Holland FW-15 conditioner to prevent cavitation in my New Holland.

    Some run premixed diesel rated Fleetguard in their tractors that has the conditioned already in it.

    Yes, make sure you run distilled water. Regular water leaves mineral deposits.

    Some say you don't need conditioner/fleetguard in dry liner engines but my local NH techs highy recommend it.
    Ditto!
    RickB, a contibutor on the NH forum and NH Tech recommended 50/50 ethylene glycol (EG) type antifreeze with DCA (Motorcraft FW-15) for coolant replacement when asked about the drain point for the cooling system. The Fleetguard stuff that NH recommends is EG with DCA all ready added. Using distilled water is good if your tap water has a high mineral content.

  6. #6
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    48,950
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Coolant/Antifreeze

    yep.. not only do the addatives prevent cavitation holes.. which is the big problem for wet liner engines.. but it also prevents electrolysis.. which helps fight metal corrosion among disimilar metals.

    i run fw-15 or napa cool in all my diesels..

    soundguy

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.