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Old 08-24-2006, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay, so i bought some distilled water today, but then left it in my friends truck. but then i have some anti-freeze in my moms trunk in the car.should i wait for the distilled water or is anti-freeze good enough to fill my empty systeM?
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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alright thanks. any more?
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wait hold on, shouldnt he use additive, I thought it was actually bad to put water in a liquid cooling system????
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i just read that you can use mostly distilled water, then use anti-freeze, which acts like a additive, since its supposed to stop corrosion in race cars and whatnot.
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well I guess your right about that, all cars use anti-freeze. BI thought coputers were more tempermentel then car cooling system.
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Use distilled water with a 9 to 1 ratio of either hydrx or pentosin
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k so im going to use 9:1 ratio of distilled to antifreeze (not going to buy any more coolant, its probly all the same stuff and i dont need colors
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it really doesnt matter.... antifreeze allows the heat to be removed more easily by your radiator but it causes the fluid to hold less heat than pure water so.... its a trade off.
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