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Old 02-12-2009, 10:12 AM   #1
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I have had my 2000 Alpine for two years now and it is time to change the coolant. After reading many posts I'm still not clear what to buy for the job--pre charged coolant or not, SCA in the filter or not???.

Those of you with my vintage Alpine that do your own service, what do you use for the solution and filter?

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Old 02-13-2009, 09:47 AM   #2
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Tom- find a NAPA in your area that has a truck parts section (usually they have a separate counter for the truck section, w/air brake parts, truck tire changing gear...). They will have the stuff. Also a local Freightliner service center will, and maybe at pretty good prices as truckers tend to be a frugal and well connected lot so to sell much Freightliner shops have to be competitive.

If you start at the Alpine Owner's Forum page and do a "FIND" on "SCA" you will find all the info you need, and more, for changing ISC engine coolant, including capacity, advice on filters, alternative (OAT) coolants, Fumitomo valve replacement for your drain plug, containers & process for oil & filter swaps, blah, blah,...
If you do a find on "coolant" you can probably read posts for longer than it takes to change the coolant
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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Hello Tom:

The NAPA in Fontana off of Etiwanda, 11710 Pacific Avenue, Fontana, CA 92337 (909) 360-8200 has Heavy Duty Coolant in stock which contains SCA and is approved for Cummins engines. Give me a call when you get a chance.
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