Shell supports, facilitates ELC conversions

The makers of Shell Rotella ELC extended life coolant have produced a new compact disc that provides step-by-step guidelines on how to convert a heavy-duty diesel engine's cooling system from conventional to extended life coolant. The CD is available free of charge by phoning 800-645-8237 or by visiting

As the CD points out, once a conversion is completed using Shell ELC conversion fluid, cooling system protection is provided for up to 600,000 miles or 12,000 hours of service. A typical conversion normally takes less than one hour, does not require draining and refilling of coolant, and once completed, the cooling system will never again need to have supplemental coolant additives added.

The Shell Extended Life Coolant Program is recommended for use in all North American heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engines, including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, International, Mack, Mercedes, and Volvo.

The primary component of the ELC conversion program is Shell ELC Conversion Fluid, of which only one gallon is required to convert a 12-gallon cooling system. The fluid contains a super-concentrated dosage of Shell Rotella ELC/antifreeze additives blended in a 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol and de-ionized water. The 50/50 pre-mixed product has been formulated to have minimal effect on the freeze point of the coolant in use, and is fully compatible with all reputable ethylene glycol-based engine coolants.

For more information, contact Shell, Houston TX.

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