Do diesel engines require special coolant?

Do diesel engines require special coolant?

The difference between the antifreeze used in a diesel engine and that used in a conventional gas engine is that diesel antifreeze contains a special additive that protects against erosion on cylinder walls.

What kind of antifreeze does a Cummins diesel take?

All Fleetguard coolants and coolant additives are compatible with all other coolants available and are suitable for use in all diesel, gasoline, and natural gas engines. Your local Cummins Sales and Service location is the source for all your cooling system needs.

Can you add antifreeze to diesel?

Designed to treat most fuels at a ratio of 1 liter Antifreeze per 1000 litre fuel or a ratio of 1 litre per 500 litre of fuel. The most efficient treatment ratio for a particular fuel may vary, depending upon crude source and wax content. For best: result mix Bardahl Diesel Antifreeze thoroughly with diesel fuel.

How much coolant does a 5.9 Cummins take?

Most Dodge pickups equipped with the 12v Cummins have a cooling system of capacity of 6 gallons; we highly recommend verifying your actual cooling system capacity in the owners manual before servicing your truck.

Can you put water in a diesel radiator?

short term you will be fine. Antifreeze does help to keep the water pump lubed also. I will probably get hammered for this but plain water does work also. Been using straight tap water mixed with antifreeze for years and my original water pump just died at 278k miles.

What is the best antifreeze for diesel engines?

  • Valvoline MaxLife Engine Antifreeze : Best Multi-purpose Antifreeze.
  • Shell Rotella ELC Nitrite Free Antifreeze : Best Antifreeze for Diesel Engines.
  • EVANS Cooling Systems High-Performance Waterless Engine Coolant : Best High-Performance Coolant.
  • Havoline Xtended Life Engine Coolant : Best Ready-To-Use Coolant.

What coolant does a 12 valve Cummins take?

Coolant Selection for 12v Cummins The Cummins 6BT requires a 50/50 mix of ethylene glycol based anti-freeze and water. We highly recommend a Fleetguard ELC (extended life coolant) for all Cummins diesels.

How many gallons of antifreeze does a 6.7 Cummins take?

Your vehicle requires 4 gallons of Full Strength Liquid Chill® Synthetic Engine Coolant or 8 gallons of 50/50 Premixed Liquid Chill® Synthetic Engine Coolant.

What happens if you put antifreeze in a diesel tank?

Although you can purchase special antifreeze made to be added to your car’s gas tank, you should never put regular antifreeze into the tank. Driving your car in this condition can cause damage every second the engine is running. Don’t scrimp on paying for a tow or to have the gas tank drained.

What is the best coolant for a diesel engine?

  1. Editor’s Pick: EVANS Cooling Systems High Performance Waterless Engine Coolant.
  2. Best Budget Option: ProLine Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant Full Strength.
  3. Best Diesel Option: Zerex G-05 Antifreeze/Coolant.
  4. Recochem OEM Pink Premium Antifreeze Concentrate.
  5. Zerex Original Green Antifreeze/Coolant, Concentrated.

Do you need coolant for a Cummins Engine?

There are no differences in Caterpillar or Cummins engines coolant requirements/both have the same mil specs for coolant requirements. Also, Caterpillar ELC or Fleetguard equivalent have the same characteristics– OAT-based coolant with no need to check or add SCA. BTW, neither Caterpillar nor Cummins “require” an SCA type coolant.

What’s the best way to top off a Cummins Engine?

Top off coolant. At a cool temperature, top off with coolant that meets Cummins Engineering Standard: CES14603 for optimal performance. Note: never open a hot coolant reservoir – since the main role of coolant is to absorb heat from the engine, it can get very hot.

Is it OK to mix Cummins coolant with Blue Bird?

Cummins has published Technical Bulletin TB03/05-2 entitled “Compatibility of Fleetguard Coolants and SCAs with competitor Products “(attached). Although it is acceptable to mix any of the Fleetguard coolants listed below in a Cummins engine in a Blue Bird chassis, Blue Bird recommends that mixing be avoided if at all possible.

What kind of coolant do I need for MY 1999 American Dream?

I have a 1999 American Dream with a Cummins ISC8.3 diesel engine. It requires SCA type coolant. I’ve seen postings that indicate there are ELC (extended life) coolants that don’t need to be tested as often as the standard types.