Connect with us
Truck-Extended-Life-Coolants

Featured

Watch: Tips for switching to extended life coolants in heavy-duty trucks

Advertisement

Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 14 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

Extended life coolant, or ELC, can simplify a fleet manager’s life by providing a longer service interval compared to conventional coolants.

Advertisement
Click Here to Read More
Advertisement

Click here to catch up on all the episodes of FE’s On the Road.

When transitioning from conventional coolant to an ELC, you need to be aware of the conversion practices and ensure that you inspect and tighten the system as you go through the process. When it comes to the drain, flush and fill process, be aware that IAT coolants have the ability to mask leaks in the system due to silicates that build up over time. When you put in the ELC, it could scrub these blockages away and expose existing leaks in the system.

Once you’ve completed the drain, flush and fill with the new OAT coolant, it’s important to follow the recommended preventative maintenance requirements.

Visual inspections, testing the freeze point, checking the corrosion inhibitor level and topping off with the correct ELC is all imperative to keeping your coolant systems running soundly.

Advertisement

POPULAR POSTS

Sponsored Content

Business Intelligence Tools Monitoring & Analyzing M&R Data Keep Fleet Managers In Check

Sponsored Content

Keep your fleet running as efficiently as our engines.

Sponsored Content

The ‘S’ Factors

Sponsored Content

Avoiding Premature Bearing Failure

Connect
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!