Re: OT car coolant question....

Don Ohio /
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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> ^ I've run 50/50 forever, and last winter when the actual temp was -26F

> all three cars started and came to temp fine, I think 50/50 is good to

> -34...if it's that cold I'm not bothering with any of my vehicles! ;) If

> I had some $ to waste I would take the no name stuff and say Prestone,

> (what I have used for yrs) to a lab down on the U and have it analyzed,

> I would bet they are the same stuff. Prestone used to make a water-pump

> lube back in the day, wonder if that is still a thing? Not seen it in a

> while. To all who mentioned it, when using and mixing my own coolant, I

> have always used distilled water. Thanks for the opinions, and for

> weighing in.

No, they aren't the same stuff,just close. Like gasoline, the additives make the difference. Antifreeze gets weak and the PH changes. I change the backhoe's antifreeze every 5 or 6 years even though I put few hours on it. I run 60-65% antifreeze no matter what.

We've seen 38 below zero in Southern Ohio and I've seen antifreeze turn to slush in the radiators.

I only use Motorcraft antifreeze in the 2 Lincoln LSes and the Mustang I own,because of the plastic parts and Ford's recommendation.

I put the old green stuff in the Aerostar and F-250.

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  OT car coolant question....Topic by: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/04/19 05:57PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Jeff Parr Jeff Parr 10/04/19 06:07PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Josiah Radebaugh Josiah Radebaugh 10/04/19 06:30PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/04/19 07:14PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Angry Hipster Angry Hipster 10/04/19 07:07PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/04/19 07:10PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 10/05/19 10:36AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/05/19 08:38PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 10/07/19 01:50AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/07/19 02:21AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Jeff Parr Jeff Parr 10/05/19 09:21PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/05/19 09:40PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Bas Autowas Bas Autowas 10/05/19 09:45PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/05/19 10:07PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/05/19 10:21PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Bas Autowas Bas Autowas 10/05/19 11:01PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/06/19 12:04AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 10/07/19 02:23AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/07/19 02:42AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Don Ohio Don Ohio 10/07/19 04:34PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" 10/08/19 08:43AM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Graham Motzing Graham Motzing 10/09/19 06:07PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: kenny s kenny s 10/11/19 09:37PM
  Re: OT car coolant question....Re: Stephen Keller Stephen Keller 10/12/19 12:30AM

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