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Old 11-16-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Over the weekend went over our 2005 Country Coach Allure 430 with a C9 Cat. Coolant tank sight glass had film on the inside. Removed and cleaned, the color of the coolant was a bluish color. Figured I stop by the Cat dealer on the way home to pick up a gallon to carry along. This is where it gets interesting, when I asked the fellow at the parts counter he indicated that the only fluid that Cat uses is a "orange" color. Further investigation through a Goggle search showed that Cummings use a bluish coolant for there diesels. Anyone have an idea on what Country Coach would have used for a factory fill? This coach was purchased used recently so it is possible that it has been changed previously, but what I've seen from other areas of the coach I tend to doubt that. Thanks for your help in advance. Cat dealer said he could flush and fill system for around 550.00 with extended life coolant.
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Over the weekend went over our 2005 Country Coach Allure 430 with a C9 Cat. Coolant tank sight glass had film on the inside. Removed and cleaned, the color of the coolant was a bluish color. Figured I stop by the Cat dealer on the way home to pick up a gallon to carry along. This is where it gets interesting, when I asked the fellow at the parts counter he indicated that the only fluid that Cat uses is a "orange" color. Further investigation through a Goggle search showed that Cummings use a bluish coolant for there diesels. Anyone have an idea on what Country Coach would have used for a factory fill? This coach was purchased used recently so it is possible that it has been changed previously, but what I've seen from other areas of the coach I tend to doubt that. Thanks for your help in advance. Cat dealer said he could flush and fill system for around 550.00 with extended life coolant.
Our Country Coach came with Fleetguard EC Compleat PG from the factory. There is a sticker on the expansion tank showing this. We do have a Cummins but the Fleetguard is approved for all diesels, and it is blue in color.

Blue Coolant ES Compleat PG Premix 50/50 1 Gallon, CC2835, Fleetguard Cummins
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Over the weekend went over our 2005 Country Coach Allure 430 with a C9 Cat. Coolant tank sight glass had film on the inside. Removed and cleaned, the color of the coolant was a bluish color. Figured I stop by the Cat dealer on the way home to pick up a gallon to carry along. This is where it gets interesting, when I asked the fellow at the parts counter he indicated that the only fluid that Cat uses is a "orange" color. Further investigation through a Goggle search showed that Cummings use a bluish coolant for there diesels. Anyone have an idea on what Country Coach would have used for a factory fill? This coach was purchased used recently so it is possible that it has been changed previously, but what I've seen from other areas of the coach I tend to doubt that. Thanks for your help in advance. Cat dealer said he could flush and fill system for around 550.00 with extended life coolant.
If you have no records I would do the Cat deal ((it's time) and have new t/stats installed at the same time. Mine has a new radiator and Cat EC-1 coolant and it is orange in color.
My 06 Ford PSD had the Ford gold junk in it and I did a coolant flush and installed Delo Cat EC-1 coolant red in color, do the deal.
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I agree with 2Stroker. That is likely the original Fleetguard ES PG coolant which is a blue/green color. CC probably had barrels of the stuff and used it in everything they built. My 07 Allure had it. It is past its prime and I would let CAT drain, flush and refill with some new stuff. Also, get the CAT T-stats replaced and any suspect hoses.
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When Cummins rebuilt our ISX earlier this year they used Fleetguard ES Compleat OAT.
For those with Cummins engines here's a link to the cross reference https://www.cumminsfiltration.com/pd...es/LT36262.pdf
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Thanks for all of the information on coolant on my Country Coach. Will have Cat do the coolant service so that I have piece of mind.
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As previously mentioned I would replace the two thermostats at the same time. I had a c9 and had one thermostat go bad and had to replace on the road. I was getting inconsistent temps. This was an 05 and the shop said it was fairly common to see them fail .The hardest part of the job is draining the coolant so should not cost much more.
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